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Old 07-04-18, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Some significant changes are coming to this forum, and petty crap like that will not be tolerated. Cut it out.
I’m dying to know what these changes are.
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Old 07-04-18, 11:53 AM
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Less petty crap.
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Old 07-04-18, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
It's a work-in-progress, but basically, if people can't behave in this subforum, they'll continue to have access to the rest of DVD Talk but won't be able to participate in Religion/Politics anymore.
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Old 07-04-18, 12:04 PM
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Less petty crap.
The only way that happens is if they close the politics forum. It is nothing but a cesspool anyway for both sides.
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Old 07-04-18, 12:05 PM
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Oh shit. My days are numbered.
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Old 07-04-18, 12:08 PM
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Re: Admin says changes coming to DVDTalk

That’s not a bad idea. The same 5 or 7 people make the place almost unreadable. And everyone who engages leaves the conversation tedious and very easy to click away from.

Same thing happened in the movie forum over the years. But after a few months those people were banned and then it goes back to being good discussion.

Remember the guy who was obsessed with saying bad things about Christophor Nolan? That’s kind of what’s happening in the political forum.
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Old 07-04-18, 12:16 PM
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Re: Admin says changes coming to DVDTalk

I think that guy is still a member.

Adam Tyner’s comment comes from this exchange:
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I didn't create the display. A minister did. I just appreciated the sentiment.
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Well that’s something the two of you have in common. You should join his church. You’re perfect for each other.
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Why would I join his church?
And I replied, “Because you’re perfect for each other.”

I guess I see the point. Definitely close the politics forum. This is out of control!!!!
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Old 07-04-18, 12:32 PM
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That exchange is pretty tame compared to most of the nonsense that gets spewed in there.
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Re: Admin says changes coming to DVDTalk

Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
The only way that happens is if they close the politics forum. It is nothing but a cesspool anyway for both sides.
I agree, it gets pretty nasty by both sides in there. Closing it would not be a bad thing.
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Old 07-04-18, 12:52 PM
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I love the politics forum. It’s a wonder to behold. It gets crazy. But what is wrong with crazy things?
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Close it? Just avoid it if you don’t like it, but not much else has any importance at this site anymore.
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“Changes are coming.”
“Quick hide the thread so no one finds out.”
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I don't usually venture into​ the Political forum. But if closes down, then a lot of that crap will begin to spill over into other forums worse that it does now.
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Re: Admin says changes coming to DVDTalk

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
“Changes are coming.”
“Quick hide the thread so no one finds out.”
Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Some significant changes are coming to this forum, and petty crap like that will not be tolerated. Cut it out.
Sadly the first indication leads me to believe they are going to attempt to solve this as a rules problem rather than what it is; a problem with a handful of posters.
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Old 07-04-18, 01:44 PM
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Eh, many here are jerks from time to time, including myself. Forum anonymity breeds it.

Some are jerks most of the time, so the choice becomes, do you leave the party because a few jerks make it miserable, try to ignore them, or try to kick the jerks out?

If click addiction wasn’t so pernicious I’d walk away from the politics forum, but there are a few insightful people whose opinions I find worth hearing ...
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Old 07-04-18, 01:49 PM
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Re: Admin says changes coming to DVDTalk

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Adam Tyner’s comment comes from this exchange:
Not exactly, no.

Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
Sadly the first indication leads me to believe they are going to attempt to solve this as a rules problem rather than what it is; a problem with a handful of posters.
To my mind, it's both. Recognize how the current rules are inadequate and/or being circumvented/abused, and adjust them accordingly. If someone's dancing just inside the rules but is an endless source of trouble, don't give his/her a pass just because it's technically correct, but also ensure that any action that's taken isn't seen as vindictive or just a retaliation.

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there are a few insightful people whose opinions I find worth hearing ...
Your sock puppets don't count, Kurtie.
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Old 07-04-18, 01:52 PM
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Rather than complain in advance before even seeing upcoming policy changes, why not stay out of the way and let the admins and mods do their work?

And if the policy changes involve fair application of fair rules, who would possibly object to that?
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Old 07-04-18, 01:55 PM
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but there are a few insightful people whose opinions I find worth hearing ...


Gawrsh...I think you're swell, too.
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Old 07-04-18, 01:56 PM
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Not exactly, no.

To my mind, it's both. Recognize how the current rules are inadequate and/or being circumvented/abused, and adjust them accordingly. If someone's dancing just inside the rules but is an endless source of trouble, don't give his/her a pass just because it's technically correct, but also ensure that any action that's taken isn't seen as vindictive or just a retaliation.
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Old 07-04-18, 01:57 PM
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Your sock puppets don't count, Kurtie.
I like to hear myself talk.
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To my mind, it's both. Recognize how the current rules are inadequate and/or being circumvented/abused, and adjust them accordingly. If someone's dancing just inside the rules but is an endless source of trouble, don't give his/her a pass just because it's technically correct, but also ensure that any action that's taken isn't seen as vindictive or just a retaliation.
I see where you are coming from and sincerely hope it works out for those willing to give it a go.
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Not exactly, no.

To my mind, it's both. Recognize how the current rules are inadequate and/or being circumvented/abused, and adjust them accordingly. If someone's dancing just inside the rules but is an endless source of trouble, don't give his/her a pass just because it's technically correct, but also ensure that any action that's taken isn't seen as vindictive or just a retaliation.
the New Rules:
1. People who are “endless sources of trouble” will be dealt with.
2. Anyone less than hard left progressive is heretofore determined to be an “endless source of trouble”.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
the New Rules:
1. People who are “endless sources of trouble” will be dealt with.
2. Anyone less than hard left progressive is heretofore determined to be an “endless source of trouble”.


Probably.


Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
I don't usually venture into​ the Political forum. But if closes down, then a lot of that crap will begin to spill over into other forums worse that it does now.
And that is probably true as well.

I know it should be easy to stay out of there but...sometimes you just can't help yourself.
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Will there be punch and pie?


I was told there would be punch and pie.
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