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I make this thread because it's become apparent that, while most who post here have strong opinions about political (and other) issues, it's not just opinions clashing anymore - it's egos, and many things are said - perhaps in stress, anger, and frustration - that are more personally directed than perhaps initially intended. I'm not calling out any posters or posts specifically - I'm sure everyone knows the usual suspects. Since it's clear that Anthony plans on utilizing his administrative powers more frequently, if need be, and because the atmosphere is becoming toxic, I propose this olive branch thread to bring a semblance of peace and civility to these forums. This is not an "apologize, kiss-and-make-up" thread, and no one is required to publically recant any beliefs they hold. It's just an agreement to let things go from past disagreements, and move on to more productive activity.

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2 minutes ago, Patine said:

@JDrakeify @willpaddyg @daons @LegolasRedbard @Prussian1871 @wolves @SirLagsalott @michaelsdiamonds @victorraiders @Patine @Falcon @jnewt @President Garrett Walker @Reagan04 @Conservative Elector 2 @SeanFKennedy @vcczar @jvikings1 @harveyrayson2 @lizarraba @TheMiddlePolitical @CalebsParadox @MrPrez @msc123123 @NYrepublican  @RI Democrat @servo75  @Presidentinsertname  @ThePotatoWalrus @Sunnymentoaddict @TheLiberalKitten @Quebecois @avatarmushi @Sami

I make this thread because it's become apparent that, while most who post here have strong opinions about political (and other) issues, it's not just opinions clashing anymore - it's egos, and many things are said - perhaps in stress, anger, and frustration - that are more personally directed than perhaps initially intended. I'm not calling out any posters or posts specifically - I'm sure everyone knows the usual suspects. Since it's clear that Anthony plans on utilizing his administrative powers more frequently, if need be, and because the atmosphere is becoming toxic, I propose this olive branch thread to bring a semblance of peace and civility to these forums. This is not an "apologize, kiss-and-make-up" thread, and no one is required to publically recant any beliefs they hold. It's just an agreement to let things go from past disagreements, and move on to more productive activity.

I completely subscribe to this message and shall commit to cleaning up my act around the forum (a little) from now on, like old times.

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I'm fine with no further political discussions. 

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1 minute ago, vcczar said:

I'm fine with no further political discussions. 

I'd like to say I would be too, but my activity would likely decline to fading away from the forum for a couple months (again).

Regardless of my opinion on this, it seems extremely unlikely to happen, as it's almost impossible for many politically-minded individuals to get together and have discussions about a certain topic, but not be permitted to talk about general political discourse. Just my opinion.

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2 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

I'd like to say I would be too, but my activity would likely decline to fading away from the forum for a couple months (again).

Regardless of my opinion on this, it seems extremely unlikely to happen, as it's almost impossible for many politically-minded individuals to get together and have discussions about a certain topic, but not be permitted to talk about general political discourse. Just my opinion.

I'm torn. Since, I spend alot of time either lurking on this forum, or posting; and cause of so, y'all are essentially my virtual friends. I am able to share and enjoy my love of politics/campaigns with folks that equally love it. Yet, they may not share the same political ideology that I have. And while it might be fun to play monday morning quarterback, and play what ifs regarding a certain policy/bill being voted on in Congress, or can 'x candidate' win an election; our personal views will come out- even when we try to remain nonpartisan. 

Despite wanting to debate politics, I'd hate to see this forum lose someone(s) over a disagreement, when we all share the same hobby. 

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15 minutes ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

I'm torn. Since, I spend alot of time either lurking on this forum, or posting; and cause of so, y'all are essentially my virtual friends. I am able to share and enjoy my love of politics/campaigns with folks that equally love it. Yet, they may not share the same political ideology that I have. And while it might be fun to play monday morning quarterback, and play what ifs regarding a certain policy/bill being voted on in Congress, or can 'x candidate' win an election; our personal views will come out- even when we try to remain nonpartisan. 

Despite wanting to debate politics, I'd hate to see this forum lose someone(s) over a disagreement, when we all share the same hobby. 

Yeah, by virtue of trying to get these historical scenarios finished, I am consistently on here, and so likewise, I interact with people on here possibly more than most of my friends in real life. I'll miss doing my historical polls. 

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Seriously, I love this community!

I am a Social Liberal so I never refused to talk with anyone. I even already talked with Vichists and neo nazis and this forum is definitively moderate compared to others I saw.

And I so love this community that, for example, I am a real fan of @Reagan04 because I love his characters in the RP and the badass tone of what he says even if I am far far away of his political views :D (if I am right there's a man behind)

 

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2 minutes ago, Sami said:

Seriously, I love this community!

I am a Social Liberal so I never refused to talk with anyone. I even already talked with Vichists and neo nazis and this forum is definitively moderate compared to others I saw.

And I so love this community that, for example, I am a real fan of @Reagan04 because I love her characters in the RP and the badass tone of what she says even if I am far far away of her political views :D 

 

Haha! Thank you my friend! I really appreciate it! The same to you!

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1 hour ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

@Presidentinsertname @NYrepublican       I apologize for rather my aggressive attitude towards y'alls views during the past couple days.

Same here @Sunnymentoaddict

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Huge shoutout to @Patine for making this statement. We can all either coexist or not, but refraining from bomb throwing is always much more productive. I love these forums, though I found myself taking a few day sabbatical due to some of the more heated threads on here, I definitely don't want to lose out on participating over something small!

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2 minutes ago, pilight said:

It's probably a good time to remember that most things in life are not political, and most political things are not that important.

Unless you're actually a politician for a living. :P

But that is a good point.

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