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Old 06-30-2021, 05:31 PM   #1
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Why did the trans-vehicle thread get moved to the polsink?

It was getting into a meaty discussion, but it wasn't political.

WTF?

I'd ask a mod in PM but I think this explanation should be in public.
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Old 06-30-2021, 07:21 PM   #2
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Lots of things that shouldn't be political have become so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedge_issue

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Old 06-30-2021, 07:35 PM   #3
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Sure, but there's plenty of other threads riding that same edge that haven't been dunked. And plenty of threads on this very topic also avoided the same treatment.

So, why this one?
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Old 06-30-2021, 07:56 PM   #4
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My guess is some people made it political instead of just laughing at the joke, or not laughing at it, and moving on.

The polsink was created to keep this toxic BS out of the rest of the forum.
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My guess is some people made it political instead of just laughing at the joke, or not laughing at it, and moving on.

The polsink was created to keep this toxic BS out of the rest of the forum.
There's plenty of threads that have been divisive but persisted in the sink for ages without getting political.

Even this thread has been nerfed to the website forum.

WTF.
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:21 PM   #6
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Because of political name calling.
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Because of political name calling.
What was the political name calling that triggered it? We see the same thing all the time in other threads. Why this one?
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:45 PM   #8
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Because I am tired of it and it is my call.

See the thread in the PolSink for more.

Expect more of the same because I am going to put my foot down on this stuff.
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Because I am tired of it and it is my call.

See the thread in the PolSink for more.

Expect more of the same because I am going to put my foot down on this stuff.
Fine. Your house, your rules.

This is my official application to access the polsink forum.

I have read the applicable rules for that forum.
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:53 PM   #10
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Old 07-01-2021, 12:15 AM   #11
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Read the rules and send me a PM.
I've already made my formal request. Either give me access or don't.

You have personally decided this conversation offends you, and you have decided to condemn it to your own oubliette.
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Your MO / chosen method of communication of telling people what (you think) they said, telling people what (you think) they mean, and telling people what (you think) they feel, is causing reactions here that is inspiring me to question your membership.

Your method of communication is under evaluation, not the message.

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Tyler.

Your MO / chosen method of communication of telling people what (you think) they said, telling people what (you think) they mean, and telling people what (you think) they feel, is causing reactions here that is inspiring me to question your membership.

Your method of communication is under evaluation, not the message.

Lashing out at Budman gets you head of the line privileges towards the exit.

If you want to ban me, rip off the bandaid and do it.

Polsinking this thread isn't rationalized by the TOS as I understand it and I asked for an explanation. After the explanation, it still doesn't seem supported. Maybe there will be a change to the TOS soon.

I have a right to ask questions, and I have a right to be angry about it, just like Dennis has a right to do what he wants with this board, and with me as a user.
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Specific TOS section is covered here:
4.17 Any gray areas not explicitly covered within the TOS are up to the Moderators' to address in a fashion protecting the interest of the BARF community.

Which is also the reason why we sent Politics to the PolStink.
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If you want to ban me, rip off the bandaid and do it.

Polsinking this thread isn't rationalized by the TOS as I understand it and I asked for an explanation. After the explanation, it still doesn't seem supported. Maybe there will be a change to the TOS soon.

I have a right to ask questions, and I have a right to be angry about it, just like Dennis has a right to do what he wants with this board, and with me as a user.
I said nothing about your feelings (anger). Once again it’s not the message, it’s your delivery.
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