General Discussion rule?

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  1. The Black Swordsman

    The Black Swordsman Well-Known Member

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    I used to go on the Arizona Cardinals forums before I was on these forums and on their general discussion board they have the rule "Discuss everything except politics or religion." When I came here I was very surprised that this rule wasn't on these forums (granted those forums are the teams official website). I was wondering if this rule was ever considered on this website?

    I know that I can simply ignore those threads if I want but I think that people on this website would hate each other slightly less (me included) if this was an enforced rule.
     
  2. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    I think that's too restrictive. However, I have seen sites have a dedicated thread to politics and another for religion and that works well, it seems.

    Besides, I'd hate you either way.
     
  3. bigb

    bigb Free at last!!! Contributor

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    Pretty much this.
     
  4. bigb

    bigb Free at last!!! Contributor

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    Why would you want to be involved in any way with a place that is restrictive like that? It would be like a non-Mormon living in Utah.
     
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  5. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    So.. you're tell me that you want to enforce a Turkish style ban on religious discussions in the public forum?


    Wow... bro, I think you've got so much to learn about human rights & religious freedom.
     
  6. The Black Swordsman

    The Black Swordsman Well-Known Member

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    A rule by definition restricts. If this in itself was enough reason, rules for anything would never exist. If you look at the forums and what rules are enforced they include no extremely offensive name calling, no porn, no threats, etc these also restrict.

    Religion and politics are very personal topics that people get heated over. I think pretty much every thread posted on the matter has become a hostile environment. I just don't know if it is worth it.
     
  7. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Toughen up and be the change.

    If there are Muslims who are out there and setting bad examples, then you need to work twice as hard to show them that Muslims are loving, peaceful people.

    Are you up to the challenge?
     
  8. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    You cause the hostile environment. I know you don't suffer from that thing where you don't realize how dumb you are (because you told us you don't), but, uh, anyway, frequently telling people how stupid they are compared to you doesn't help.
     
  9. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    No, it's up to you to not distinguish between people as individuals. It's not up to other people to change your opinions based on hasty generalizations.
     
  10. YB85

    YB85 Banned Contributor

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    You mean all Christians aren't like the Westoboro Baptist Church?
     
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  11. The Black Swordsman

    The Black Swordsman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for proving my point Gameface and already starting to insult me when I haven't insulted you. You think I am below you in intelligence because you suffer of this btw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect. I beat you every debate because insults and fallacious reasoning aren't good arguments while I use evidence to back my claims.
     
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  12. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I've insulted you? Please show me where?
     
  13. The Black Swordsman

    The Black Swordsman Well-Known Member

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    You can't read? You insulted me in the reply I quoted.
     
  14. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Let's go word by word, stop me when the insult happens.

    just like now, letting me know how dumb I am. Like I said in the neg rep I'm only as smart as I am. You pointing out what you perceive as my lack of intelligence and especially proclaiming specific knowledge of how my intelligence compares to yours creates hostility and it's something you do regularly to me and pretty much anyone else you "debate" with.

    Yeah, a little tongue-in-cheek, but ultimately I said you don't suffer from the "I don't realize how dumb I am" condition you have been accusing everyone else as suffering from recently. It was intended to drive my point home that you are the one creating the hostility.

    So here's me taking the cleverness out of what I'm saying and just saying it. Telling people they are dumb in the course of a debate causes hostility--see above.

    Where's the insult?
     
  15. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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  16. The Black Swordsman

    The Black Swordsman Well-Known Member

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    Oh nvm I thought I read I don't realize how dumb I am.

    I read that wrong :/

    You are right.
     
  17. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Reported.

    I'm really sick of you. I'm trying to have a discussion here. Let's say I am very dumb, does that mean I don't deserve to be engaged honestly and with a basic level of respect or is it okay to be mean and malicious towards me because of my low IQ?
     
  18. Bronco70

    Bronco70 world's worst Staff Member

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    You need to let this one go, Gameface. Everyone knows how full of **** TBS is. What he thinks should be of no consequence to you.

    Don't allow him to troll you like that.
     
  19. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Yeah, I'm a sucker for even starting.
     
  20. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I personally would like this forum a lot less if we couldn't discuss politics and religion, and I'm glad we have no such rule.

    We do have this statement in the forum Rules, though, and ask people to follow it:

    https://jazzfanz.com/faq.php
     

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