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Old June 21st, 2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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history of politicalfray

Is this appropriate?

what is the history of the site? who started it and why? who were the original members? anyone ever get banned and what for?

i'd like to know a little history before i dedicate the next 7-8 years here.

thank you for your time and consideration.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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myp started it but recently sold it (he still posts and is an admin). I'm the only original poster that posts regularly but some other old timers will pop in on occasion.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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thats it?

uh, i guess i was hoping for a juicier history.
you know, with intrigue, back-stabbing, power-plays and ladder-climbing?!

anyone ever banned?
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Old June 24th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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A regular poster from Texas, who joined this forum around the same time as I did last year, got perm banned few months ago and this place became eerily quiet for few weeks. It's advisable to avoid disseminating right-wing talking points and this place is quite moderate politically. There were a few female members who used to stop by regularly last year but persistence is a rare commodity.

http://politicalfray.com/announcemen...html#post41509

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Old June 24th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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A regular poster from Texas, who joined this forum around the same time as I did last year, got perm banned few months ago and this place became eerily quiet for few weeks. It's advisable to avoid disseminating right-wing talking points and this place is quite moderate politically. There were a few female members who used to stop by regularly last year but persistence is a rare commodity.

http://politicalfray.com/announcemen...html#post41509
Ya, solid left-wing and right-wing mods would help balance tings out and attract more people. I'm on a dieing forum, maybe I could poach some members to come over here?
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Old June 25th, 2013, 05:40 AM   #6
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Ya, solid left-wing and right-wing mods would help balance tings out and attract more people. I'm on a dieing forum, maybe I could poach some members to come over here?
We could certainly use fresh blood....and yes things became rather quiet after clax kept crossing lines to the point of his removal. We did allow him to come back under a new name, but he then repeated the negativity until it became detrimental.

I understand the whole left right bias perception, but if you look at the variation of thought on this forum....and the quite limited moderation used, I think we are pretty middle of the road.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 06:59 AM   #7
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We could certainly use fresh blood....and yes things became rather quiet after clax kept crossing lines to the point of his removal. We did allow him to come back under a new name, but he then repeated the negativity until it became detrimental.

I understand the whole left right bias perception, but if you look at the variation of thought on this forum....and the quite limited moderation used, I think we are pretty middle of the road.
And thats the problem. Moderate is no less less partisan than conservative or liberal. We need a more rounded community. As it stands, aside from some minor philosophical differences, this place in an echo chamber.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #8
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And thats the problem. Moderate is no less less partisan than conservative or liberal. We need a more rounded community. As it stands, aside from some minor philosophical differences, this place in an echo chamber.

Then.....help us become more.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #9
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I've been on several forums; political, religious and professional. Got temped banned on a political forum, read the writing on the wall and left. Got banned for a year from a religious (atheist forum) for being "controversial". It seems the atheists didn't like my point of view. Got warned on another atheist forum and left. Why bother being a member if one can't openly discuss topics?

This one seems under utilized. I've been on a couple of small forums such as this. To some extent it seems pure frickin' luck. The key seems to find a couple of dozen core members to stick around to chat. It seems here all we have are a handful.

I haven't had any adverse encounters with mods nor do I have enough experience here to have witnessed anything I'd consider untoward or adverse.

What I do know is that when it comes to Left and Right partisan politics, both sides equally blame the mods for being biased. It seems to go with the theory that, as long as everyone is equally pissed off, management is doing a good job.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #10
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Then.....help us become more.
Working on it. Got a few ish on the line as it were, we'll see if they post.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 11:15 AM   #11
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And thats the problem. Moderate is no less less partisan than conservative or liberal. We need a more rounded community. As it stands, aside from some minor philosophical differences, this place in an echo chamber.
Point it out if I am wrong, but our basis for moderating, infracting, and banning has always been by the rules, not one's stances on the issues. You and I disagree quite a bit, but you've never been infracted, for example, because you remain respectful and follow the rules. That hasn't been the case with some other people in the past and over the few years I ran the site, there seemed to be a correlation between greater disrespect/rulebreaking and more extreme ideological positions and that is why it might appear as if we are biased towards the extremes, when we aren't really. But we are all human, so misjudgements are always possible too...
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Old May 28th, 2014, 12:28 PM   #12
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Point it out if I am wrong, but our basis for moderating, infracting, and banning has always been by the rules, not one's stances on the issues. You and I disagree quite a bit, but you've never been infracted, for example, because you remain respectful and follow the rules. That hasn't been the case with some other people in the past and over the few years I ran the site, there seemed to be a correlation between greater disrespect/rulebreaking and more extreme ideological positions and that is why it might appear as if we are biased towards the extremes, when we aren't really. But we are all human, so misjudgements are always possible too...
Might I add....a Moderate stance in politics simply means one is not prone to the extremes and avoids being labeled or seen as overly partisan. I myself fit this criteria and feel it a valuable asset in evaluation of moderated content.

There is reason we seldom ban members, or even infract.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 07:01 PM   #13
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one of the great schisms to be documented in the PF history book was the great gay schism of 2014 between polydectes and aufgablassen.
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Old June 8th, 2014, 03:37 AM   #14
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one of the great schisms to be documented in the PF history book was the great gay schism of 2014 between polydectes and aufgablassen.
What, you mean auf being a homo but afraid to admit it and thusacting like a fifth grader?

Meh, hardly a schism. Just a sad sad fact.
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Old June 8th, 2014, 04:46 PM   #15
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Now you are just simply calling the stainless steel kettle black.
Nope, your homophobia boarders on pathological.
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Old June 8th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #16
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The [man] doth protest too much, methinks
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Old July 5th, 2017, 09:50 AM   #18
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You mrke its post as spam but don't kill the bot? lol
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Old July 21st, 2017, 01:01 PM   #20
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