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    Default What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    The general discussion section seems to have become the platform for political opining. To someone who doesn't want to get involved in political debate and just wants to find a useful information and discussion of kifaru products, it's a real distraction.

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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    I agree although I'd rather it not be here at all. I guess they didn't get the hint when it disappeared. I watch the "What's New" page mainly to catch any good deals or interesting discussions as they come across and have to sort through it all anyways which I find annoying.

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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    Agree 100%. Bring the political section back for those that feel the need to vent here or stop political posts. I'd rather read or share Kifaru gear related info and not be subjected to political unrest.

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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    Quote Originally Posted by digemout View Post
    Agree 100%. Bring the political section back for those that feel the need to vent here or stop political posts. I'd rather read or share Kifaru gear related info and not be subjected to political unrest.
    Ditto! I come here to lower my blood pressure, not raise it!

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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    Forum Title:
    "General Discussion: A place to talk about everything else"
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    What part of "everything else" don't you understand?

    You don't have to read political posts. You could ignore them.

    But that's not good enough for you.

    You'd rather "everything else" meant "everything but politics".

    So then you complain here, hoping the moderator will jump in.

    Why screw around? Just go crying to the moderator and be done with it. If he says "no political posts" then so be it. No skin off my back.

    Either way, the end result is the same. Trying to shut down someone else's speech. Not much different than the socialists and rabid leftists in the media.

    Don't surprise me one bit. Lots of that small minded mentality on "sportsmans" forums.

    With that kind of thinking it's no wonder gun owners are their own worst enemy.

    It might be a matter of time, but there's always someone on every "sportsmans" board to prove that over and over again.
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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    No one made a comment of a stance one way or another on politics, so calling people small minded is unnecessary and uncalled for. Why is it that some resort to insults when they are confronted with someone with a differing opinion rather than having a logical and civil debate on the topic? You are right, you have the right to free speech, however a private business or organization doesn't have to give you the means to do so. Websites cost money.

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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    Quote Originally Posted by lineman78 View Post
    I guess they didn't get the hint when it disappeared.
    By that logic every other topic that disappeared is now verbotten. Thos topics would be:

    Fishing
    Man's Best Friend
    Tipi Photos
    Just Good Photos
    Firearms
    Black Powder
    Game Cooking

    Hard to believe those topics are forbidden from "General: A place for everything else". But, hey, if it twists your panties that much, and if the site owner/moderator says "no more politics posts", that's fine with me.

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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    Quote Originally Posted by digemout View Post
    ....not be subjected to political unrest.
    You mean you want a place on this board sort of like the "safe space" places on college campuses these days? That's a place where students are protected from hearing, seeing, or reading things that upset them. Of course, those students don't have to hear, see, or read things they don't like. They can just pass on by. But then they wouldn't be able to complain about not getting their way.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/the-repor...llege-campuses
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/11/13...w-experts.html

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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    When you try to stop someone from talking or posting because you don't want them messing up "your" tidy little world, you're small minded. The world's a scary place for some.

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    Default Re: What happened to politics correct (or not) section?

    Of the other forums you listed I think I have seen 1 post in backcountry fishing since I joined and nothing in any of the others. That being said, this started as a post to simply bring the section back so that it is easier to ignore not to silence you. I know that I would prefer it not be there at all, but since it's not up to me being easier to ignore would be nice.

    Don't get me wrong I am always up for intelligent debate, which I have often with certain college friends who are either left leaning moderates or a couple bleeding heart liberals I know. I have stayed out of the debates on here because they are a little too emotional, too much name calling and not enough substantiated facts for my taste and that's not why I monitor the forums. There is a place for everything and as you eluded to those places for intelligent debate are being eroded by our soft society who don't want to be exposed to opposing views. I was at CU when Ward Churchill made his (in)famous comments on 9-11 and while they were obviously (and probably intentionally) inflammatory rather than debate with the guy he was fired (for other reasons, but I'm sure they were looking).

    However I would suggest that you leave any demeaning insults and name calling out of your arguments. In my experience once you call someone "small minded", "ignorant" or "stupid" that you will never change their mind no matter how good your argument is. I agree with you that often we are our own worst enemy with the gun debate, but often it is because we get defensive and start insulting rather than trying to educate. Now, there are people that you will never change their mind and they are beyond saving. For instance, a liberal co-worker told me the other day that gun ownership is a privilege whereas free speech is a right. Well, I did my best to educate him on the fact that they are both constitutionally guaranteed rights and I think I got the point across but I will never change his mind on the fact that gun ownership is a good thing, but I think some progress was made in the right direction instead of just calling him ignorant and small minded and move on with my day. The real problem is the bull horn nature of politics in the internet era. It used to be that people discussed and debated things in social settings like the barber shop and over coffee where now it's just shouted to the masses with conviction and never challenged. Being a member of the internet generation I think it's a shame that everyone gets a soap box and no one is challenged because it leads to complacency in our own beliefs. The other problem is the feeling that we must align ourselves with an ideology or group and it is okay to not have a strong opinion on something.

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