Deficit under Trump

But but but but Trump isn’t moving us toward socialism at all! Or so says the doctrine of the one true faith.

Lets just face the bottom line: the objection to the budget under Obama was purely race-based.

As a general rule I don’t get involved in politics. It is still beyond me how he ever got elected and how any woman in their right mind can support him is even further beyond me.


I bet you’d feel differently about certain people if you saw what they had to say in defense of the repugnant slob Trump. I know I do.

Oops, my post was misinterpreted and I’ll edit it. I didn’t want the folks who rep my posts in the Sox threads to hold my political view against me and stop liking my posts there.

It is not my design, but the way the system is designed. There are no subforums, everything goes into a category instead, so you know what type of thread it is before clicking on it.

In your preferences page, you can mute specific categories so you don’t see them. I have not tested this feature though.

Alternatively, at the top of the threads, you can change which category you are currently viewing, effectively making them all subforums. You could change to Red Sox, and only see Red Sox threads, then change it to Patriots, etc…

Totally on me. I edited my post above.

Politics is off the main page for me despite me not muting it. Guessing it’s somethjng to do with the testing of the new feature?

I found political posts/threads by clicking on “New” at the top. There was a number next to it indicating how many posts there were.

Yes. Politics are now no longer listed by default under latest posts. People who want to talk politics on a sports themed board can easily to go the correct sub-category to do so.

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That makes sense.

Dovetailing off of that though, I do renew my suggestion of possibly making Politics less moderated and make it a buyer beware warning to even enter?

This seems to work best with Politics boards in that moderating doesn’t really ever work given the personal nature of politics and the fact that personal attacks are sort of intrinsically married. The prime example would be ChiefsPlanet, which is unmoderated and while a cesspool, no one ever complains about the mods and there’s no board drama, no threads of demand for action/“so long cruel board.”

If that were the case, I would certainly promise to keep all my fun out of the main board (I have less than zero interest in game threads) and anyone entering politics would know going into it what they’re getting into?

We will have to consider it over time as the place evolves. I don’t think its great while trying to first build a community to have those kind of venomous personal attacks. It will turn a lot of people away. Chiefsplanet has a very large user base to draw on.

Sure, politics is contentious, and I’ll never understand why people want to argue things knowing they will never change the other person’s mind. Its a vicious circle that never gets resolved.

But the basic premise should still stand. This platform software is called Discourse. And discussions should be primarily about the topic, not ad hominem. If there gets to be a thriving political discussion with many people involved here, we can let the active membership decide how polite it should be.

My 2 cents.

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