I am new here

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  1. LongLineRider

    LongLineRider Newly Registered

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    Just my first day on here but I find the quality of the threads to be quite disappointing...well I will hang for a lil while since I have been banned elsewhere.

    What topics should I avoid?...i was informed this was a conservative board but it does not appear from what I have read that is the case.

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  2. tecoyah

    tecoyah Well-Known Member

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    I would offer you a welcome but from your introduction I decided to instead bid you good luck.
     
  3. Ddyad

    Ddyad Advisor Staff Member

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    This forum is not an echo chamber for partisan ideologues, but partisan ideologues are welcome to share their opinions and engage their political opponents.
    Members of PF enjoy doing that - it's not for everyone. :)
     
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    Ddyad Advisor Staff Member

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    LLR is still very welcome to follow our rules and participate.
     
  5. perdidochas

    perdidochas Advisor Staff Member

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    Welcome. This is a board that welcomes all political views. The liberals think this is a conservative board. Conservatives think this is a liberal board. It's pretty balanced, although at times it's more one way than at other times. Stay on, if you like to discuss, rather than just cheer on your own side. Read the rules (bottom right of each page), and avoid commenting on other message boards by name.
     
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  6. APACHERAT

    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You have the PF confused with the PF's sister forum which is basically a conservative forum that liberals refuse to participate in.
     
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    Well Bonded Well-Known Member Donor

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    From what I have discovered there are few if any topics that are not allowed, that stated, my advice is if you think something you wish to discuss might be taboo, simply open a off forum conversation with a Mod before posting it, the Mods here are very light touch and helpful, when I first landed here I stepped over the line a number of times and was basically advised by one of the Mods to not repeat what I did wrong, versus some forums where I would have been given a week or so vacation, if not outright banned.

    And like all forums never forget moderation is not censorship, you do not have a First Amendment right to post here, the only person who does have that right is the owner of the forum, that's just the way the First works.

    Go forth and have fun, but if you get into a hot button discussion make sure you have your fire retardant clothing on, this is not an echo chamber, opinions run deep and people here are passionate about their opinions, which is good as it never gets boring.
     
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    Well Bonded Well-Known Member Donor

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    Oh so true, so true, the forum is rather balanced, but many here like I, consider their opinions to be gospel.

    Not to be a critic, but one would think in a political forum where passions tend to get hot, the rules would be top and center, maybe even as a flashing neon sign. ;-)
     
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    Well Bonded Well-Known Member Donor

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    If you would please, PM me the name of that forum.

    Thanks in advance AP.
     
  10. tecoyah

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    Political Fray
     
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    perdidochas Advisor Staff Member

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    Not my choice. That said, its on the bottom right of EVERY page.
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Welcome.
     
  13. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You must be one of those people who just accepts the rules and conditions without reading.

    That said, mods here can be very chill.
     
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    Hoosier8 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The forum is full of people that think the forum is conservative. The forum is full of people that think the forum is liberal. Probably means it is pretty open.

    Don't call people names. Don't harass posters and you will probably be OK. Read the rules.

    If you get banned then it is on you.

    Welcome.
     
  15. perdidochas

    perdidochas Advisor Staff Member

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    PM means private message. Technically speaking, we shouldn't be commenting on other forums.
     
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    Exactly. Your post pretty much sums it up.
     
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    I suppose anybody can have their opinion on what constitutes "balanced" as opposed to "leaning" (Left or Right).

    At any "political" forum (and just speaking generally and not referring to PF, but just speaking "generally")...

    ...One of the first metrics (in judging the "lean" of a forum) is how many threads on the first page of Current Events are sourced by RW Comedy Propaganda Machines (Like Breitbart, Etc.)...

    ...And, whether it is always the same group of people going around in circles playing the "you like mine/I'll like yours" game.

    And, once again, I am not speaking about PF (specifically), I am only speaking in "general terms" in metrics that can be used to judge any social media site.

    Whether or not the following GENERAL STATEMENT (that defines a well-accepted metric determining political "lean" on social media sites) applies to PF, is a matter of individual opinion.

    ...One of the first metrics (in judging the "lean" of a forum) is how many threads on the first page of Current Events are sourced by RW Comedy Propaganda Machines (Like Breitbart, Etc.)...

    ...And, whether it is always the same group of people going around in circles playing the "you like mine/I'll like yours" game.

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    Welcome to PF, and I hope you enjoy your time here.:handshake:
     
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    I understand, whoever built this forum made that decision. ;-)
     
  19. FinalPhilosopher

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    The first 10 posts are moderated, which means, nobody can see it until approved by an admin?
     
  20. perdidochas

    perdidochas Advisor Staff Member

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    Yes, that is correct. It slows down the trolls a bit.
     

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