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11) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658800)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
Just came across 2 items that suit this thread perfectly...

"Don't like me?
Cool!
I don't wake up every day to impress you."

"Are they here?"
12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1658791)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
What's the point?
13) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1658783)
Posted 8 hours ago by Sirius B
Makes one wonder why all the fuss over this then...

Encryption dilemma
14) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658781)
Posted 8 hours ago by Sirius B
But it is interesting to see who those are in the group who are advocating it staying.

Incorrect. The boards were provided. To start shutting down individual boards all because some find them not to their liking while leaving others open is censorship.

I'm stating that should one be closed, they all be closed.
15) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658775)
Posted 8 hours ago by Sirius B
If the weather here is anything to go by, he's probably having a "bad hair" day :-)
16) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1658769)
Posted 8 hours ago by Sirius B
We'll see how far this one gets.

School Heads

"Prime Minister David Cameron announced this month that adults in positions of responsibility could face prison sentences of up to five years if they failed to report allegations of the neglect or abuse of children."

So we can expect to see more teachers, judges, police officers, politicians & civil servants convicted then.
17) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658759)
Posted 8 hours ago by Sirius B
Their project, their rules.

So why raise the question?
18) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1658756)
Posted 8 hours ago by Sirius B
We need to get it in proportion,

WHY?

I won't bother to answer that, no need.

Forget your hatred of the tabloids, it should be 0 out of 650, don't you agree & if not WHY?

As I have commented many times before, This is not PMQ, neither is it a court of law in front of a Judge and Jury, and you are not a counsel for the Prosecution. Therefore I have no obligation whatsoever to reply to you. But you will only fret, sulk, and stamp your foot unless I do. So for the sake of peace and quiet around here I will say this.

Of course all 650 MP's should be squeaky clean as a matter of principle, but it is very naive in the least to expect otherwise. When you look at France, Italy, Spain, Greece, the USA etc when have any of them been upholding the standards that are supposed to be expected from those in public Office and in receipt of public funds? I find it quite incongruous that somebody who chooses to live in England, yet takes great pleasure in denigrating the whole fabric of the society they live in, posts in the way that you do. In any other country, you'd be put on the first plane home.

Ah, so you condone: - Child abuse, sex gangs, fraud, abuse of power etc etc. Why don't you come straight out & say it: -

You're against all that denigrates your "Glorious British Empire".

As for the 1st plane home: - Just who do you think created your Empire? The English on their own?
19) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658718)
Posted 10 hours ago by Sirius B
I mean: - grown men drooling over boats & trains[surprised there isn't a plane spotters thread).

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, we know where one poster stands.

Boats & trains are in the SETI cafe, not here:)
I love boats:)

Exactly my point. I like boats (can't swim to save my life, but love sailing), like flying, trains & driving.

Politics has just as much right to exist as all the other threads on the other boards. For one to keep attempting to get one section of the projects boards shut down speaks volumes.

C'mon, own up, who's upset TTWIT that much? (can't be me as I'm not on as regularly atm :-) )
20) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658715)
Posted 10 hours ago by Sirius B
I mean: - grown men drooling over boats & trains[surprised there isn't a plane spotters thread).

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, we know where one poster stands.

Yep, & we know where you stand, so why are you still here?
21) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658708)
Posted 10 hours ago by Sirius B
We are aware of your exercise. Still unable to control the boards, so we see the same BS every so often.

What has driving hours got to do with this thread?

If 1 has to go, then all go. I mean: - grown men drooling over boats & trains[surprised there isn't a plane spotters thread). there is much much more to pick holes in, but pointing them out even though the information was made public, will only be seen as a personal attack.

Personally, some people are not worth the hassle.
22) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658702)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
Or worse, bug Ageless on the Boinc boards :-)
23) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1658700)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
46 out of 650. We need to get it in proportion, but the media and tabloid press just look for shock horror headlines to stay in business.

WHY?

Forget your hatred of the tabloids, it should be 0 out of 650, don't you agree & if not WHY?
24) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658698)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
Wasn't the answer from the 1st "survey" good enough for you?


To be fair attitudes change over time, so do the moderators.

I can see no harm in asking this question now and again.

It also allows the current moderators to see how people feel, which is important.

That's a fair point. However, when the question itself is loaded in referring to a statement from the past to close down just one section when what was stated was the closure of all sections.

It was asked of Janne in what would he do if the politics board was shut down, there's an even better question for Mr S: -

"What would you do every day if the boards where shut down completely?"
25) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1658695)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
You've already got them, we're going to take them back :-)
26) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658683)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
I think it was reasonable to ask the question about it's validity, and the answer so far is a majority view to keep it going. Fair enough by me.

This isn't the first time you've done this, so what really is your agenda?

Wasn't the answer from the 1st "survey" good enough for you?
27) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1658672)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
Don't worry about what an individual cruncher says or does - It's what the project says that matters. So, Australia takes the World Cup.

We'll see you at the Ashes in the summer :-)
28) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658665)
Posted 12 hours ago by Sirius B
Maybe it's time to shut the whole thing down after 15 yrs no ones found anything so the whole thing is a waste of time

1-1/2 million people would disagree with you Glenn! We are only discussing one forum not the whole project.

And I am sure there are many who would not be participating in the crunching if not afforded the luxury of these forums.

So far only 11 people out of 1-1/2 million active crunchers have shown enough interest to reply to the poll. 3 say yes, 7 say no, 1 says close it temporarily. That bears out what Eric said all those years ago. There are two ways of looking at it, one says that the level of opinion is 2:1 in favour of keeping the forum, the other says that just 7 people all over the whole world actually want it. That is what I more or less expected.

That is why I posed the original question, that given the hassle that the politics forum causes, which needs an International team of 7 volunteers to monitor, is it more trouble than it is worth? Three moderators say that they are happy to continue to deal with it, but that isn't surprising, they might not have a job otherwise :-)

Yes there is a risk that some of the angst could spill over into the cafe and other places, and keeping it all in one place does makes it easier to deal with, I do accept that. I still reckon that if it was shut for a month as an experiment the majority of people would soon find somewhere else to vent their anger.

But some people only look in once a week, so I'll leave this open for a while yet to give all users a fair chance to contribute. I have to say that it is refreshing that the question has been allowed to be asked, and with the tacit approval of the Mod team.

That is the most abysmal lump of B/S you've ever posted. Why was that said?

It seems you still haven't learnt! It's time you woke up & realised there's a big wide world out there with many holding views of their own which will at times, disagree with yours. You want them shut up permanently because of that differing view?

This is 2015, not 1933.
29) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1658453)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Oh dear...

1 in 14 giving the country the "Bird"
30) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658427)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Here we go again, the same old faces demanding the politics board is shut down.

There's only one problem that needs fixing which will clear up many issues on these boards - Deactivate the PM system.

There is more trouble instigated via that than there is flaming/baiting on the boards.

More B/S & serious issues occur in real life behind closed doors - what makes one think it does not on Net boards?

I'll repeat what I said on the last "Annual Event" - this board is much more humorous than what the Café ever will.


Can't we all get along?

If we did, this thread would not exist.


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