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Offline Sandwich

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Because I cant rememeber which way round HLP uses dates.  USA style or English.

Ahhh... see, that's the advantage of YYYY-MM-DD: no confusion possible (unless you seriously think someone would write 2020-31-12 :lol: ). Yes, June 11th, 2001.

I think what we should all do is commit ourselves to the divine, and do what has been proclaimed ages ago.

D'awww, it's Fattony! Wasn't he an0n? Or am I lumping those two together because of their behavior/attitudes?
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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
He was. Or is, technically.

 
Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
My own two cents on the topic:

1)  I like PolDisc.  I like posting technical explainers, when I have the time and energy to do so.  I like ****posting, when an especially absurd topic pops up.

2)  I think that PolDisc's reputation as an unmatched hive of scum and villainy is grossly overstated.  Goob's doomsday thread was the last topic that really oozed out of the forum in any significant way, because it was such an over-the-top thread that it would have been right at home being archived in the Classics section.  (The recent incident that sparked this discussion was primarily a moderation issue that would have--and should have--exploded, regardless of the forum in which it occurred.)  Most of us get along quite well in there and generally give a lot of benefit of the doubt to new faces popping in.

And because I'm working too damn much overtime, which pays time-and-a-half:

3)  Art is political.  I don't do a lot of FRED'ing anymore, but my fiction writing has improved dramatically, since I started making an effort to be more conscious of the politics in the subtext.  I think there is a potential benefit to having a place for campaign/mission authors to discuss and refine their personal politics, as it can lead to them writing more thoughtful and compelling works.

Does the value outweigh the costs?  I leave that as an exercise for the reader to decide, but I do think that there is value to keeping PolDisc around.

 
Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Gooby thread was gendisc mind

 
Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Gooby thread was gendisc mind

The doomsday thread?  He may have started it in GenDisc, but it got moved to PolDisc at some point during its life.  It rests on the third page of the PolDisc archive.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
*nodding solemnly* This is a political topic. After all, it has Christians in it.

 

Offline JSRNerdo

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
I would still like to see not being in the political discussion usergroup actually hide the political discussion board from view or showing up in recent posts.
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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
It is supposed to do that already. I'll take another look at the settings at some point soon then.
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Putting the Doomsday thread into the Classics Section is a really good idea. It is a classic after all. Goober might not like it though.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Part of site history now.  Classics seems appropriate.

 

Offline JSRNerdo

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
It is supposed to do that already. I'll take another look at the settings at some point soon then.

Any update on this? Every single post in my recent posts feed is a political disucssion post and I do not, in fact, have the political discussions usergroup.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
When I click 'show unread posts since last visit' I don't see any poldisc stuff. I don't see any in 'recent posts' either. But maybe nobody's posted in pol disc in the last ten pages of recent posts??

 

Offline An4ximandros

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Good Lard, what is happening here? I was only away for half a year-ish! :O

EDIT: reading up. Oh Boy.

I have never been a fan of politics and religion in the context of message boards. This killed all media like Facebook, Reddit and their open source alternatives for me. The longer we allow politics/religious discussion, the longer we  attract NNs and their ilk.
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Offline JSRNerdo

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
When I click 'show unread posts since last visit' I don't see any poldisc stuff. I don't see any in 'recent posts' either. But maybe nobody's posted in pol disc in the last ten pages of recent posts??

Before I posted this and you responded, literally every single post in "recent posts" at the bottom of the forum index was a poldisc post. I'm not sure what you did to get poldisc posts out of that list, but if you could share I would greatly appreciate it.
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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Click on Profile > Account settings. Then go to "Modify Profile" > Group Membership. Click on Political Discussion "Join Group" and then another time to leave it. Smh you need to join it first before you can get out again. You can still access the board but PolDisc posts shouldn't show up anymore.

 

Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
What, no. Maybe that works.. sure. But you can also just go to the ignore boards settings and check the box for PolDisc. Easy Peezy.

Like.. Ignore Board Options is literally it's own section in Account Settings. How do you all miss that?
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Offline JSRNerdo

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
What, no. Maybe that works.. sure. But you can also just go to the ignore boards settings and check the box for PolDisc. Easy Peezy.

Like.. Ignore Board Options is literally it's own section in Account Settings. How do you all miss that?

Holy **** it actually works
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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Oh right I did that too :warp:

 

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Re: Let's just burn poldisc to the ground.
Okay, ignore board works, but what is that usergroup for then? Because I don't think that works at all.
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