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    Need Your Help

    In light of all the personal attacks, trolling and just plain disrespect of other members recently, I am creating a list of words to be banned by the built-in auto censor. I need your help in making sure we get them all. I'll start:

    All forms of the word "you"
    "Right" and its derivatives
    "Left" and its derivatives
    "Conservative" and its derivatives
    "Liberal" and its derivatives
    "Idiot"
    "Stupid"
    "Obama"
    "Trump"

    That's it for now, I'll add to the list when I think of some more. Please submit your entries, too.
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    Ok, I'm not really going to do this - I just want everyone to think about what we post and how it affects everyone here. As far as I know, we are all friends and I really don't think some of the things being posted are very friendly. Would you really say these things to a friend face to face?
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    I'll add that Mike walks a fine line in providing this service to us, and has never asked a dime in defraying the expense of maintaining this site, only that we keep it friendly and express our opinions on the topics of the day without attacking each other...He's just reminded us that censorship is technically possible, but morally repugnant to him...It is also possible to just pull the plug as we have already seen happen at other discussion boards...

    So as hard as it is for me to just express my opinion on the topic without telling some of you goobers off, I will personally pledge today to do what I can by behaving more like an adult to prevent Mike from finding some other outlet for his retirement pay...Who will join me?......Ben
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    I can't promise anything, my alter ego takes over and I am powerless against him. Maybe some less incendiary topics, we know when something is posted for the sole purpose of inflaming the conversation.
    If The Dems Abolish ICE...... How In Hell Am I Going To Drink My ICED Tea?

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    Just shut down the Politics section.... I guess the Current Events section would get a colonoscopy in that case

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    I be good, don't like that taken to the wood shed anymore.
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    I was gone for about a week and just trying to feel my way----is the Political Forum still open---with rules?
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

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    It's open with the same rules that have always been in place. Just be nice to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    It's open with the same rules that have always been in place. Just be nice to each other.
    That's pretty much it, Dave. We stopped enforcing the rules and chaos ensued. Anarchy is not a good thing, so we will have to be a bit more vigilant. Members will also need to police themselves. If moderation becomes too much of a task, members and/or forums will be removed.
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    Fair enough.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner

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    Works for me.
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    It looks like it is time to bring this back to the top.

    There has been a lot of emotion and anger lately, some understandably, but that is not a reason for the lack of civility that is going on.

    Oh, and when cautioned, don't even start with the "they did it first" defense. There is enough blame to go around without that.
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    I’m a lawyer...like preachers and used car salesmen, we are innured & immune to insult, so fire away.
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