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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by SwedishAdvocate, Mar 12, 2014.
Right now there isn’t anything about politics or religion in the forum rules…
The moderators have found that whenever politics or religion pop up in a thread it very quickly devolves into name-calling.
My approach is to leave it be (unless already egregiously snippy) and keep an eye on it until the name-calling starts. Usually it just takes 2-3 posts.
On one occasion it ran to a couple of pages before the nastiness started. When I moved the offending posts to snippiness and requested that people stop misbehaving, they continued misbehaving anyway. So at that point I had no choice but to excise the entire discussion. This is unfortunate, but apparently people just can't help themselves.
Actually, there is. The Forum Rules link directly right after the intro to detailed Terms of Service where it is stated:
Ok. I stand corrected…
Thank you Mods!
It's not easy to exercise continuous unbiased and objective restraint in good decision/action. We simply have an awesome team of Mods.
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