View Poll Results: KILL The political forum

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  • I'm in favor of keeping it.

    18 26.87%
  • I hate it and would like to see the crap gone.

    43 64.18%
  • I could give a rip either way.

    6 8.96%
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  1. #1
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    I don't come to ABW to discuss political isses and find myself here less and less because every time I come I have to scroll thru nonsense related political issues post IMO and end up just bailing.

    I thought the change in showing thread postings may make things better - it hasn't and it still sucks.

    I was curious how many of you feel the way I do.

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    It should die immediately, if not sooner. It takes up 90% of the posts in ABW and never have so many said so little with so many words.

    If all the posts in the political forum could not show up in the new posts listing, so we didn't have to scroll through 90 posts of drivel to read one about affiliate marketing, it might not be so bad.

    I know it sounds like I'm on the fence with this one, but it's really just my soapbox.

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    If you don't like it, don't read it.

    And your complaint is that you have to scroll past things you don't want to read? Am I reading this right?

    Bob

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    I'm sick of reading it I only posted there because I could not find any affiliate related threads to post in. Good Poll Happypoon
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    On the upside, if Haiko created abestpolitics.com or some such, he would immediately have a group of posters fleshing out the forum. Prolly the easiest forum startup in the history of the world.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    I am sure that all will die down in a couple of months. ONce the election is OVER (barring a 2000 Florida repeat), the action will steadily die down..

    I think...
    I presonally have found the political board very informative, if you can wade through all the garbage.

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    marty-

    If Bush wins, you can count on daily posts from Bush haters accusing him of everything from being on the grassy knoll to participating in Watergate as a Frat prank.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    What on earth has politics got to do with affiliate marketing anyway?

    The only upside to it as far as I can see is that so many here are spending so much time talking political rubbish that they must be neglecting their sites - so more for me

    BTW Google shows 10,200,000 entries for 'political forum' so there seems to be plenty of other places to go rant.

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    Wow, maybe it's dead already....I just went through the new posts and not a single political post is showing. I'm scared of you Poon.

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    Yep,

    Looks like it's down. I was one of the ones posting but I do think it's time was over. It was getting out of control.

    Now, if I can just get back to my sites and real topics
    Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

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    If it lives, it lives. If it dies, we all know of one poster who will continue to post his racist and hate-based political comments in any thread he chooses anyway. No big deal either way.

    Wayne

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    I changed the permissions on the forum here on infopop, so no one who didn't post in the past two days in the two most recent threads will not see it.

    If you want to be added or if you want off the list ... PM me.

    Even though I said this would be solved on monday I've had to take time out to segregate the users when I should be finising the new board ... thanks poon

    [edited to add]
    I don't want to hear any crap about the smilie ... I was kidding - well, kinda - he really does live up to his user title!
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
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    Haiko has already stated that he is dividing ABW into three forums. So, what is the point of the poll? You haven't the patience to wait until it is all ready to go or what?

    I guess some people want what they want and they want it NOW reguardless of other peoples wishes or plans.
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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    Haiko,

    That's a fair enough solution but I do think the posts in the political forum have taken a nasty turn. Could we maybe get some medication out to certain posters?
    Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

    -- Lewis Grizzard

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    Here's the list of who is in so far:

    Affiliate
    Andy
    bob95603
    Buddha
    buy_online
    Cagles Mill
    carneol
    Chez Noir
    DaPackster
    DreamMaster
    Drewbert
    EcomCity.com
    elbowcreek
    elbowcreek2
    electricpixel
    everybody
    Gordon
    guam
    Haiko
    Heyder
    Irma
    jimbo2002
    Leader
    martyOgelvie
    MJCB
    Mr. Sal
    NewcastleB
    NorthernStudio
    Rhea
    scohaz
    ShoreMark
    Spencer
    SSanf
    steveinid
    Swampy_Webber
    The_Boston_Crab
    wyvern
    Continued Success,

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    How will new people see, know about or be able to post in the political thread?
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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    PM me to get in, if they are in, they see it.

    To learn about it ... I'll get to that later, on the new ABW.
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
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    "so no one who didn't post in the past two days in the two most recent threads will not see it."

    That's too many negatives, got me confused

    So what is the above list again? People who will see all posts?

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    Thread Killer,

    I've not been reading the posts, and wanted to announce the new mods on the new ABW, they'll kick some donkey.
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SSanf:
    How will new people see, know about or be able to post in the political thread? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    They can sod off and go find a political forum

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    We don't want to sod off. We already have relationships right here at ABW and we want to stay together. If you don't like us, you sod off.
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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    Trust,

    Sorry, don't have time to write it better than ... Check the list of who has access - http://abw.infopop.cc/eve/ubb.x?a=tp...2388#283102388
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
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    Folks...can we all just hang in there with what Haiko has put in place right at the moment (as a temporary measure I might add)???

    Let him finish up with all that he is trying to work on that will be a permanent solution to not only the political posts issues but also the many other issues surrounding infopop.

    The new board is going to kick some serious ass, so let's just take a breath and let him finish up getting things set up and moved. Then Haiko can explain to us all the new cool stuff on the new ABW and address all the questions coming up about the political posts.

    Trusty...yes those are the ones who should be seeing the posts show in New Posts. If you want them to show in New Posts for you (you aren't on the list), then PM Haiko or just wait a day or so for the new board.

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    And no one needs to be sodding off.

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    We are just as important a part of the ABW family as anyone else.

    In fact, I think we are among those who love ABW the best.

    YOU sod off!! EVERYONE sod off!

    Sod off! Sod off! Sod off! Sod off!
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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