I think it is good that this subject is being discussed by the admin & moderator staff. I hope you do come up with a good solution.
I don’t want & neither do other members like myself a “free for all” .
Most of us don’t want or intend to say " Member#242 you are such an idiot your head should be shoved up you ass till you are turned inside out".
Of course such comments should not be allowed.
That isn’t discussion it is insults.
Even if Mr. Belvedere Has told me I’m free to leave the planet anytime I like.
[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2695158]I’m not forcing you to stay on this planet. Feel free to travel to another one. I’ll be generous: Pick any other planet in existence anywhere in the known or uknown universe. [/QUOTE]
I made no complaint about this nor am I doing that here. I took it as a good natured jab . That is how it should be & the same applies to political discussion.
A little thickness of skin & the common sense to know the difference between a comment like Mr. Belvedere’s to me & an insult.
Of course he left out where the space ship is that I could use.
IMO it is the over breeders that should leave .
Colonize the rest of the universe. And realize the the Earth has more that enough people actually too many.
By the time the defenders of over population realize that it really is a problem .
At my age they will probably be turning me into Soylent Green. I still hope they choke on me.
Think of how the Earth would be with only ten million people.
Everything that is here now could still be produced .
Except we would have clean air & water everywhere.
Plenty of food for everyone.
Back on topic:
What we would like & I hope I speak for some of the other members .
Are some clear rules that we can attempt to follow.
That doesn’t mean a rule like “No political discussion” anywhere else on the forum but in a sub-forum for it. IMO only heated political discussion should be moved to a sub-forum (if one is created).
There should be rules for political discussion in the rest of the forum . So just one post or thread isn’t automatically moved to the sub-forum. I know there are rules posted in the Living Room sticky . The problem with those are even when followed threads still get closed.
Sometimes there are no violations of the rules except a moderator’s anticipation that rules will be violated.
Other times it is one post by one member that violates the rules. That may or may not be on purpose to close the thread. Many times just removing the offending post would be the solution. Then the members that stay within the rules could continue the reasonably civil discussion.