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A debate section
« on: 16 March 2019, 09:28:40 PM »
I'm thinking it might be wise for the admin to add a section for these debate type threads that keep cropping up. They are starting to take over slightly and the actual bike elements of the forum are getting lost amoung them.
At least if they are all together in one place then people know exactly what to expect in that particular section of the forum.
I personally don't bother with then as I feel they are more a ground for argument then actual sensible debate but there is no denying they can turn into a bit topic so there needs to be a place for them

Also I honestly think they need moderating as the insults are starting to lean towards personal attack.
There is no problem 'debating' a subject but once it comes to personal jibes I think that's going slightly too far.
At the end of the day we are all here for the things we have in common not our political views, we need to make sure it stays friendly 👍👍

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #1 on: 17 March 2019, 12:32:24 PM »
Here, here and well said  :thumbup
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #2 on: 17 March 2019, 01:39:23 PM »
They're fairly easy to spot if you want to ignore them. They are all in the 'General' section and have obvious titles.


It started off with Brexit discussion in another subject thread. Brexit affects us all as bikers - insurance, driving licence permissions, changes to bike regulations etc. Quite a few of us tour Europe and it was clearly relevant. Then it wandered, so thankfully somebody gave it it's own thread.
Then somebody started a thread about Jihad Brides. God knows why, just to provoke argument I think.
Then during a discussion about visiting holocaust centres, somebody turned it into an argument, when it wasn't.


I'm expecting somebody to pop in here any minute and start arguing  :rolleyes

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #3 on: 17 March 2019, 07:04:44 PM »
I'm expecting somebody to pop in here any minute and start arguing  :rolleyes

Is that the five minute argument or the full half hour? :pokefun

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #4 on: 18 March 2019, 11:04:49 AM »
I'm expecting somebody to pop in here any minute and start arguing  :rolleyes

Is that the five minute argument or the full half hour? :pokefun

I have paid for the full argument!
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #5 on: 18 March 2019, 11:55:33 AM »
No you haven't.....

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #6 on: 18 March 2019, 01:23:13 PM »
Yes I have!
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #7 on: 18 March 2019, 05:51:08 PM »
 :rollin :thumbup

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #8 on: 02 April 2019, 09:23:57 PM »
Personally I stay out of things like the BrexShit thread but if theres stuff that needs reporting to the admins, click on the "report to moderator" link on the item that needs reporting and myself or the other admins will take a look.
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #9 on: 10 April 2019, 04:58:53 PM »
I do sincerely apologize for starting that Brexit thread lesson learnt wont do it again. Didn't mean it to be taken seriously just a wind up that got out of hand.

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #10 on: 09 June 2019, 10:33:40 AM »
They're fairly easy to spot if you want to ignore them. They are all in the 'General' section and have obvious titles.


It started off with Brexit discussion in another subject thread. Brexit affects us all as bikers - insurance, driving licence permissions, changes to bike regulations etc. Quite a few of us tour Europe and it was clearly relevant. Then it wandered, so thankfully somebody gave it it's own thread.
Then somebody started a thread about Jihad Brides. God knows why, just to provoke argument I think.
Then during a discussion about visiting holocaust centres, somebody turned it into an argument, when it wasn't.


I'm expecting somebody to pop in here any minute and start arguing  :rolleyes


You, you mean?
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #11 on: 20 December 2019, 08:04:36 PM »
Can we move all political threads out of general and into the naughty corner? That way the political masterminds can still have at it and the rest of us don't have to see it? Please.

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #12 on: 20 December 2019, 10:06:24 PM »

Most people see the thread title and don't bother opening it if it's something that doesn't interest them. It's not compulsory to open and read.


It might be a glitch if it's opening that thread up every time you log in. I know a few people have had issues with the tapatalk version.
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #13 on: 21 December 2019, 02:22:49 AM »
Then can we move Three Word Story, Word Association and Whoever Posts Last into their own area as well...?

Or I could just keep ignoring them like I already do... :thumbup

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #14 on: 21 December 2019, 11:29:45 AM »
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Then can we move Three Word Story, Word Association and Whoever Posts Last into their own area as well...?

Or I could just keep ignoring them like I already do...
I mean what the foc is all that shite about? 

But then I just never click on them - I'm not interested.


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Re: A debate section
« Reply #15 on: 26 December 2019, 07:49:03 PM »
Then can we move Three Word Story, Word Association and Whoever Posts Last into their own area as well...?

Or I could just keep ignoring them like I already do... :thumbup
me too I have never posted into those. And just ignore.
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #16 on: 28 December 2019, 01:03:13 PM »
TBH it's a pity that there isn't a section away from the General one where discussion threads could be moved to. I'd have no issue with that, but I'm not entirely convinced that those who wish to silence such things wouldn't just seek them out there and  continue to demand their removal :\ .
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #17 on: 28 December 2019, 03:07:26 PM »
I think we just have to accept that this is no longer a site about motorbikes. The bikers have put their gear on and hit the road and the people that are left are more interested in talking about other things not bikes. Has everyone gone to the facebook page or have bikers just stopped talking online?

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #18 on: 28 December 2019, 05:02:59 PM »
Has everyone gone to the facebook page
From some of the comments I've read, that's the impression I get. I'm not sure if it was the politics thread that drove them away tho, I think they'd already flipped their side-stands up and spun off.

Anyway if it bothers the forum that much, in the interests of harmony (and bearing in mind that I may at some point need to call upon either His Dudeness's or Unfazed's superb technical/mechanical advice ;) )  I for one will cease posting in the political thread (started by Grahamm BTW :pokefun )

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #19 on: 29 December 2019, 04:00:27 PM »
I for one will cease posting in the political thread (started by Grahamm BTW :pokefun )

Not my fault people couldn't read or understand the title "This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion..."  :rolleyes

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #20 on: 29 December 2019, 09:34:55 PM »
 In the 20 odd years I’ve been kicking around this site and it’s predecessors I have started a grand total of one thread that could be classed as political. 
But as someone with strong political views, if others start a political thread, I’m minded to comment if I disagree with the content.
But looking down the list in general, I can’t but help notice the following;


               
Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything – pish
Word Association – pish
Three word story – mare pish
Whoever posts last is best – yet mare foccin pish
Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS! – pish again.


 
But there you go, just my opinion. :)   Other than when other people are moaning about certain threads, I don’t tend to moan about the threads that peeve me. :D
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Not my fault people couldn't read or understand the title "This is NOT an attempt to start a discussion..." 
Yeah it’s all your fault Grahamm – gotta blame some foccer. 8)
 

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #21 on: 29 December 2019, 09:52:28 PM »
Yeah it’s all your fault Grahamm – gotta blame some foccer. 8)

On one Forum I used to use, if the OP deleted their first post, the *whole* thing disappeared...

Oh, it would be *soooo* tempting... :D

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #22 on: 29 December 2019, 10:05:51 PM »

I really enjoyed your thread Grahamm. OK it went off the boil a bit after the election, but those of us who contributed to it regularly had a really good banter and at times the wit and humour was brilliant :lol .


Unfortunately people who have no interest in the thread and are under no obligation to view it wish to silence us. Apparently we're in need of salvation, whether we want it or not :rolleyes
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Re: A debate section
« Reply #23 on: 30 December 2019, 01:15:48 PM »
PS I forgot "Whoever posts last..." :D

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Re: A debate section
« Reply #24 on: 15 January 2020, 06:53:54 PM »
I'm thinking it might be wise for the admin to add a section for these debate type threads that keep cropping up. They are starting to take over slightly and the actual bike elements of the forum are getting lost amoung them.
At least if they are all together in one place then people know exactly what to expect in that particular section of the forum.
I personally don't bother with then as I feel they are more a ground for argument then actual sensible debate but there is no denying they can turn into a bit topic so there needs to be a place for them

Also I honestly think they need moderating as the insults are starting to lean towards personal attack.
There is no problem 'debating' a subject but once it comes to personal jibes I think that's going slightly too far.
At the end of the day we are all here for the things we have in common not our political views, we need to make sure it stays friendly 👍👍

very, very well said dude