Author Topic: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??  (Read 1594 times)

Buckeye

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Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« on: September 26, 2018, 01:09:43 PM »
I'll admit that I rarely, if ever, post on the COBF forums, as I mostly come here to learn from other members about investing and businesses.  However, it seems as though the politics sections has really sucked up a lot of the soul of this forum and diminished the sense of community that made this site great.  I understand that I can just ignore the politics section but it seems nowadays that the recent posts homepage is nearly 75% politics, which makes it hard to ignore. 

Anyone else agree that we should consider doing away with with the Politics section and let those posters find another forum?

Buckeye 


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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 01:25:07 PM »
I somewhat agree.  I actually finally joined the forum today after years of lurking just to check the "ignore" box on the politics section.  (But then I somehow ended up posting my first message there.  Ha ha.)

On the other hand policies do matter for investing and gauging sentiments on that front there may be helpful for some.

boilermaker75

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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 01:30:50 PM »
If there was not a politics section, these threads would get started in other sections. Not a perfect solution but at least they are contained.

cubsfan

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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 01:32:21 PM »
You can always ask Parsad to just eliminate the Politics section altogether - I'd be fine with that.

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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 01:34:06 PM »
I somewhat agree.  I actually finally joined the forum today after years of lurking just to check the "ignore" box on the politics section.  (But then I somehow ended up posting my first message there.  Ha ha.)

On the other hand policies do matter for investing and gauging sentiments on that front there may be helpful for some.
Didn't know you can ignore specific boards and even users. That helps a lot. Thank you.

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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 01:40:36 PM »
If there was not a politics section, these threads would get started in other sections. Not a perfect solution but at least they are contained.
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SHDL

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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2018, 01:57:48 PM »
I somewhat agree.  I actually finally joined the forum today after years of lurking just to check the "ignore" box on the politics section.  (But then I somehow ended up posting my first message there.  Ha ha.)

On the other hand policies do matter for investing and gauging sentiments on that front there may be helpful for some.
Didn't know you can ignore specific boards and even users. That helps a lot. Thank you.

You're welcome.  And I in turn thank crowdturtle (if I remember correctly) for the original tweet on this.

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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2018, 02:25:25 PM »
Maybe a button to ignore a discussion would help solve the problem.
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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2018, 02:31:53 PM »

Anyone else agree that we should consider doing away with with the Politics section and let those posters find another forum?

Buckeye

+1

I still remember the old Yahoo Board, it was great until political and religious topics ruined it. I completely agree that it would best for this forum to avoid those topics. 

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Re: Can we please do away with the Politics Section??
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2018, 02:54:51 PM »
I actually finally joined the forum today after years of lurking just to check the "ignore" box on the politics section.

Thanks for this, I had no idea you could ignore a section of the board.  I've read a few people say things like, "you have an ignore button" the few times people complained about the politics section.  But I assumed they were talking about ignoring a specific user.
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