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#76
Can we just have a "slug match" thread where people discuss anything or everything? Probably not the best title for it, but still.

Irony incoming:

I really do appreciate the lack of "get back to the OP" rules that this board has simply because those kinds of rules kill discussions in the cradle, and we're only on this website to discuss things. But we're now entering Gamergate & Gun Violence territory and this thread is too important for the health of this board to be discussing the minutia of those arguments.

/Irony

That being said, carry on the conversation. That's also important for the health of the board.
 
#77
Problem, when do you do when they are racists and Nazis? I would rather stay out of politics because I never liked politics, not straight forward enough for me and requires a lot of manipulation, but when I see clear signs of certain events that caused my dad's side of the family far too much pain and suffering... well, it's stressful to say the least.
How would you know for sure that they are then, unless they outright come out with a statement like "kill de geys" or "**** minorities". This is purely personal anecdotes, I know plenty of people in the US for example that are Republicans, but that to my knowledge have never had problems with blacks or hispanics for example, or have never made racist comments. OTOH, I knew a lesbian couple once, where one of them did actually get fired from a job, not for being a lesbian, but for openly saying the N word in public, including in the presence of several black coworkers.

Don't make assumptions that just because someone thinks one thing, that they automatically support or believe in other things. It might be effective at shutting someone down, but it still makes you look petty, and doesn't necessarily lay out your case why your views are right.
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
#78
How would you know for sure that they are then, unless they outright come out with a statement like "kill de geys" or "**** minorities". This is purely personal anecdotes, I know plenty of people in the US for example that are Republicans, but that to my knowledge have never had problems with blacks or hispanics for example, or have never made racist comments. OTOH, I knew a lesbian couple once, where one of them did actually get fired from a job, not for being a lesbian, but for openly saying the N word in public, including in the presence of several black coworkers.

Don't make assumptions that just because someone thinks one thing, that they automatically support or believe in other things. It might be effective at shutting someone down, but it still makes you look petty, and doesn't necessarily lay out your case why your views are right.
Problem is that when this entire song and dance started, it started similarly to what we have going on now. At first it's just the stripping of rights of those they deemed inferior (i.e. minorities), then it is kicking them out, and then it was the holocaust. People forget that it wasn't straight to the Holocaust but a systematic stripping of rights and exile before they went to the extermination. The parallels are too much to simply say it's a coincidence.
 

Ravan

Well-known member
#79
Can we just have a "slug match" thread where people discuss anything or everything? Probably not the best title for it, but still.

Irony incoming:

I really do appreciate the lack of "get back to the OP" rules that this board has simply because those kinds of rules kill discussions in the cradle, and we're only on this website to discuss things. But we're now entering Gamergate & Gun Violence territory and this thread is too important for the health of this board to be discussing the minutia of those arguments.

/Irony

That being said, carry on the conversation. That's also important for the health of the board.
I second that. A general “let’s take this outside” thread for stuff too specific to need it’s own thread would be useful.
 

Lord Inquisitor Adornable

The Community Outreach Mod
Moderator
#85
Can we just have a "slug match" thread where people discuss anything or everything? Probably not the best title for it, but still.

Irony incoming:

I really do appreciate the lack of "get back to the OP" rules that this board has simply because those kinds of rules kill discussions in the cradle, and we're only on this website to discuss things. But we're now entering Gamergate & Gun Violence territory and this thread is too important for the health of this board to be discussing the minutia of those arguments.

/Irony

That being said, carry on the conversation. That's also important for the health of the board.
I second that. A general “let’s take this outside” thread for stuff too specific to need it’s own thread would be useful.
That is a great idea, a derailment thread shall be made.
 

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