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Bodger Brian03/10/2020 16:05:48
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Posted by Nicholas Farr on 03/10/2020 10:26:43:

no one forces anyone to read any threads or posts, so if you don't like allowable things that are discussed in the tea room, don't look at it.

That’s fine in theory, not so good in practice. If I’m reading a thread discussing something that is of interest to me & I come across a comment about politics (for instance) that I don’t like, are you suggesting that I stop looking at the rest of the thread (it’s virtually guaranteed that more comments in the same vein will follow) and miss out on reading any subsequent comments relevant to the original post?

How does one find out if one doesn’t like something without looking at it?

Nicholas Farr27/02/2022 08:25:50
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Hi Bodger Brian, bit late in responding to your post, but no I am not suggesting that you stop looking at the rest of the thread. Myself, I just skip over such things and read and take in only those bits of interest to me, but if it gets to cluttered with what I consider rubbish, I'll just move on to the next thread that interests me. You don't know you don't like what is written until you look at it, but there is no need to dwell on it, just move on or use the report tag at the bottom of each post if you find such things offensive to yourself and/or think it maybe offensive to others.

Regards Nick.

Anthony Kendall27/02/2022 09:38:20
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/10/2020 13:37:02:

To quote the [now] penultimate post on the recently closed thread:
“Disappearing posts again! Nothing like living in a democracy.”

This is true ... It is nothing like living in a democracy.
It’s a web forum, with rules dictated by the hosts.
Like it or lump it. ... No problem with that yes

The poster didn't like it and he went. Nothing wrong in that either.

Michael Gilligan27/02/2022 10:15:39
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Posted by Anthony Kendall on 27/02/2022 09:38:20:

The poster didn't like it and he went. Nothing wrong in that either.


Seems like a good outcome yes


Neil Wyatt07/07/2022 11:26:16
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Just 'bumping' this thread in case any more forum members feel an irresistible urge to comment on current events.

There are other forums for such discussion.

Thank you.


Mick B107/07/2022 12:06:08
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It ought to be possible to discuss political matters without personal insults or references to any who hold another point of view as members of this or that 'brigade'.

My own view is that it's more divisive and insulting language that should be banned rather than sex, religion or politics per se.

But, heigh-ho, I guess moderators only have blunt instruments available, without excessive expenditure of time...

Howard Lewis07/07/2022 15:09:58
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The Forum is devoted to Model and Engineering issues.

The Tea Room seems to be a place for general, but more light hearted discussions.

Whilst lively debate ensues, NO thread should deteriorate to the point where things become heated, or personal, as they will if political or religious topics are allowed.

Why? Because, almost without exception we have our strongly held personal views and opinions.

There are times when reading some of the posts on the Forum, I feel very tempted to repeat the late John Stevenson's question of "Why don't you take up knitting, instead"." but I JUST manage to refrain.

As Neil advocates, just stay civil and none too argumentative.


Brian Baker 107/07/2022 16:47:41
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greeting Neil, just wondering as you have "bumped" this up today, has anything special happened?


Brian B

Edited By Brian Baker 1 on 07/07/2022 16:51:12

JA07/07/2022 16:57:59
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Posted by Brian Baker 1 on 07/07/2022 16:47:41:

greeting Neil, just wondering as you have "bumped" this up today, has anything special happened?


Brian B

Edited By Brian Baker 1 on 07/07/2022 16:51:12


apolitical JA

Edited By JA on 07/07/2022 16:59:25

JasonB07/07/2022 18:49:47
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Yes, someone raised the point in another thread of where it said was Politics should not be discussed and was referred to this thread.

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