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Thread: New forum: World Issues: Politics ?

  1. #1 New forum: World Issues: Politics ? 
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    What do you think, do we need Politics here ?


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    Throw Rove in the gutter!


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    A "world issues" forum sounds good to me.
    "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams
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    That was the main attraction of sciforums for me. I sometimes wondered about the political forum on sci, but it was that way when I found it.

    Of course, having a political forum here might lead to me spending even more time here than I do now.

    My vote is yay. Shouldn't you have made this a poll?
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    I'm down with that. World Issues, or perhaps Global Issues would be a better title than "politics," however. As an anthropologist, I see the scientific examination of global issues such as the impacts of Free Trade, capitalism, disease, population, etc. as valid fields of study. It could certainly provide for some lively conversations.'

    I'm not sure a "right" vs. "left" dichotomy of political rants would be my cup of tea though. I already mod another forum where I'm often up to my neck in that sort of thing But I always find discussions on the culture of capitalism in the world fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinWalker
    I'm down with that. World Issues, or perhaps Global Issues would be a better title than "politics," however. As an anthropologist, I see the scientific examination of global issues such as the impacts of Free Trade, capitalism, disease, population, etc. as valid fields of study. It could certainly provide for some lively conversations.'

    I'm not sure a "right" vs. "left" dichotomy of political rants would be my cup of tea though. I already mod another forum where I'm often up to my neck in that sort of thing But I always find discussions on the culture of capitalism in the world fascinating.
    I definetly agree with SkinWalker. I spent some time on the SciForums political forum and there was no 'discussion' going on. It just turned into, I'm right you're wrong and nothing you say will change that. I don't really think we need that.
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    A lot of flames and trolls are drawn to politics. Be careful of what you want.
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    nonsense
    what you do get is a lively and passionate discussion.
    if you cant hack it, refrain from clicking the link

    mods should have a hands off policy
    ie: the klan wants to rant...let em, personal attacks? aint that what politics is about?
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    I would have to disagree with "hands off." We shouldn't lower the overall standard of the board so those that want to can say what the wish to each other in any particular forum.

    Ad hominems, direct attacks on each other, racial/ethnic/etc. slurs, that sort of poppycock should be strictly enforced. There are plenty of opportunities to insult one another without direct name-calling or being racial... indeed, long rants of criticisms of a political party or position should require cited references in my opinion... but then I don't really care for a Politics subforum anyway.

    A Global Issues subforum to discuss globalism, culture interactions/clashes, capitalism, freetrade, etc. on the global scale would be fascinating, however. The false dichotomies of party politics should be off-limits there....
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    Does Global Issues not involve Politics too? It has a lot to do with Global Issues no?

    I think a Politcs Forum could work fine, if people are willing and able to let other people have their own opinions.

    You have to agree to disagree sometimes. No matter if the person involved is posting utter BS. Think before you post. This is the internet, you have time to think before posting and then tell him/her politely what you think without being too "agressive", so to speak.

    Difficult as it is sometimes, it can be done.

    Why not try it out and see how it goes.
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