Request to gh : keep this forum open for coupla extra days ?


Normally open July 4th only---the one day a year when partisan politics, religion, etc. are acceptable topics on this Board (within reason). The forum is now closed.

Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:52 pm

gh wrote: But that forum operates under the old rules, so please be aware of a required change in attitude when posting.

Oh man, that's a short time to have to learn how to be civil again. I was just getting the hang of that INcivility thang!! How many banishments will we see before everyone gets the hang of the new-old rules again? :twisted:
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Postby AthleticsInBritain » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:53 pm

bad hammy wrote:
gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.

All in all I thought this was quite a civil forum. Conrgrats to all . . .


I agree - there's been more incivility on a "Wariner should do the 800" or an "Alan Webb: Discuss" thread. Even when we've disagreed we've mostly disputed the facts or interpretation of the facts rather than descending to insults. It's been fun.
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Postby rasb » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:15 pm

Maybe we should go "rogue" on gh, and make him ban us all :)
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Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:20 pm

rasb wrote:Maybe we should go "rogue" on gh, and make him ban us all :)

So we open the "Banned on T&FN,com" message board? We could have all opposite guidelines. You MUST troll, be rude, discuss politics & religion, accuse everyone of DRUGS! :twisted:
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Postby AthleticsInBritain » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:21 pm

Marlow wrote:
rasb wrote:Maybe we should go "rogue" on gh, and make him ban us all :)

So we open the "Banned on T&FN,com" message board? We could have all opposite guidelines. You MUST troll, be rude, discuss politics & religion, accuse everyone of DRUGS! :twisted:


Sounds like my old athletics club in the pub of a Thursday night after training. ;)
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Postby lonewolf » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:58 pm

bad hammy wrote:
gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.

All in all I thought this was quite a civil forum. Conrgrats to all . . .


Hammy, if you thought this forum was civil, it was because you were on the majority side. :( :)
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Postby Powell » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:23 am

eldrick wrote:from the guy who doesn't believe athletics fans are capable of discussing politics

i cannot understand your stance

either you believe :

1) athletics fans are incapable of political debate

2) politics shoud only be discussed by a "higher" form of intellectual life which you have not deigned to inform us of ( obviously if someone used the handle "kissinger" or "mcnamara" you'd be creaming yourself to read every post here )

3) you wish to censor free speech

4) you are not intellectually capable of discussing politics with athletics' fans


How about: 5) this is a T&F site, if any of us feels the urge to discuss politics, there are plenty of other places to go to.
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Postby Powell » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:25 am

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Postby Marlow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:27 am

Powell wrote:...

I could NOT agree more!
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Postby SQUACKEE » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:00 am

I think the bottom line here is- Are you willing to forgive your fellow track nuts for being completely wrong on politics?

Let me start. All you idiots who dont have a clue, i forgive you , i really do. Peace out dog. :P
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