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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
What if the OP doesn't participate in the mudslinging ……. ?
Do you still close their thread due to other posters unwillingness to follow the rules ATS has set?
It has been a long standing policy that threads that are too muddy to remain outside the Political Mudpit are trashed rather than moved to encourage members to only create such threads within the confines of the Mudpit. That policy will not change.
originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: Ahabstar
Ummm...well...I've already reigned back on commenting in political threads...no minds are ever changed...and reinforcing stereotypes gets blasé after a spell...
However...I do like to...banter...
You know...shuck and jive with the peeps in a harmless display of jovial comradery...
The Critically stinking one whom you've been chatting with...can attest to that...as we rib one another in a no harm no foul kind of brinkmanship...
Hopefully your not going to start gigging overly much for that...or for harmless trollery...
Cause...then...why...I might have to stop posting entirely...if there's no room for emo on the boards...
Oh well...shuffles off to mind his own business...by his-self...cause no-one wants to have any fun anymore...
I don't go into the mudpit. There are a lot of issues that I would like to address, but if they're in that forum, I don't bother. Further, I assume that if the OP has places his/her thread in that forum, they are more interested in hurling abuse than in reasonable discourse. Again, a reason to ignore a thread.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: CriticalStinker
What will change is the increased removal of posts that degrade otherwise perfectly fine threads
And you are right. Far too many times I scroll up to double check that I am in the Pit before giving a flippant reply. And sometimes will check again before hItting send.
One should recognize the Democrat chimera AKA: Impeachment Inquiry is exactly that---an unauthorized, cherry-picking Inquisition by Democrats to obscure valid 'Discovery'-of-Evidence and official protocols which have Legal Precedent in past 'Impeachment' proceedings ….
imho, this one-sided Inquiry is designed to not find facts but to Smear Trump with Mud the 'Inquiry' should be totally Ignored when the Real Impeachment hearings get underway
Will the ~ATS Thread~ like the 'Inquiry proceedings' be allowed to proceed, even though the 'content' is biased/irregular... or will the 'Inquiry' which is nothing resembling [Legal be shut down because it is un-constitutional to Start with
originally posted by: ShAuNmAn-X
a reply to: Ahabstar This is a good thing. I've been reduced to lurker status because everywhere I go it's always "Democrats are commies or Orange man bad." In the mudpit I expect it. I don't like to see it in the UFO or ancient civilization boards. I hope everyone heeds the warning and helps get ATS back on track.