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#55667 - 09/02/05 08:38 PM Politics vs. No Politics
sierra electrician Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
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Loc: North Fork, CA USA
On this board we have one thing in common, our trade. But we also need to vent from time to time. If its politics, so be it! There are also other things that need to be discused besides Electricity. As for me, I don't want to go to another Board to do this.
If you do not like a thread don't read it, or don't respond to it negativly. You can express you opinion, but remember your among your peers.
The glory of this country is we are all the same in being different from each other, some slightly and others greatly. Thats life!

The people on this board are smart and I'd like to know what they think on any topic.

For whatever its worth.
Rob
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#55668 - 09/02/05 08:57 PM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
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yes to that!
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#55669 - 09/02/05 09:02 PM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
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Rob,

With all due respect, this is an Electrical-related Forum. That's what it's here for.

Certain subjects can divide even the best of friends. I'm trying my best to prevent that from happening.

I know I don't have all the answers, but I believe avoiding some topics is the best way to go. I'd rather have you guys a little mad at me sometimes than at each other.

Bill
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#55670 - 09/02/05 09:25 PM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
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We do have a chat area here for Members to use too. Discussion there is usually much more free-form and separate areas can be made on the fly for specific topics if needed.
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#55671 - 09/02/05 11:05 PM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
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Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 803
Loc: Atomic City, ID USA
Bill:

For the record, I agree with the way you and the other mods keep this forum under control. Even I have slipped and posted inappropriate comments, which were handled in a polite and civil manner.

There are always three major hot-button topics; politics, religion and sexuality. No matter how one would try to moderate such discussions, it is far too easy to allow them to degenerate into major flame wars.

If you'd like an example, take a look at the forums on powerlineman.com {Mods: feel free to edit this direct reference if you deem it necessary.) I'm not knocking the site or it's moderators, but thier discussions frequently get quite out of hand, with personal insults flying.

Even designating a separate area for politics can still result in a lot of misunderstandings and bad blood.

So my vote would be for no politics, thank you.

Let's keep this site great!
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#55672 - 09/03/05 12:44 AM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
iwire Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4391
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
I don't go to my Town Hall to buy electrical supplies and I don't go to an electrical forum to talk politics.

I am fully behind Bill and his policy's here at his forum.

Quote:
The people on this board are smart and I'd like to know what they think on any topic.


Well no doubt there are many very intelligent members here. You can email most of them if you want to talk about other subjects.

Bob
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#55673 - 09/03/05 07:00 AM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
winnie Offline
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Registered: 09/15/03
Posts: 649
Loc: boston, ma
Politics, like excrement, just happens. Even here. But as much as possible, I'd dearly love to keep the politics limited to that which is directly relevant to the electrical field, eg. AFCI requirements or minimum service sizes, adoption of electrical codes. These discussions will cause enough pain; we don't need to borrow more.

-Jon
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#55674 - 09/03/05 08:11 AM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
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Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1457
Loc: Holden, MA USA
If you guys would all just agree with me there would be no reason to argue.
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#55675 - 09/03/05 09:42 AM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
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Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 706
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
I really appreciate this site, Bill. Any way you want to run it is fine with me.

Dave
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#55676 - 09/03/05 10:11 AM Re: Politics vs. No Politics
Redsy Offline
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Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2056
Loc: Bucks County PA
How about we start with Union vs. Open Shop?



All kidding aside...

Although I haven't been participating much lately due to a heavy workload / family load,
I have been around consistently for nearly 5 years. The reason that I spend the little time I do have exclusively on this site, is because of the way the administrators have managed it.
It has remained consistent through a series of moderators who all seem to adhere to similar guidelines, and it works well, in my opinion.

If it ain't broke... ...

John

[This message has been edited by Redsy (edited 09-03-2005).]
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