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Old 02-09-2013, 03:17 PM  
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What makes DC a cesspool?

A lighter topic for the weekenders among us:

What makes this forum a cesspool, in your eyes?

We often have people on CP claim that this forum is a cesspool, and they "don't even look in there."

What's keeping people out? What's wrong with this forum?
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:18 PM   #31
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A lighter topic for the weekenders among us:

What makes this forum a cesspool, in your eyes?

We often have people on CP claim that this forum is a cesspool, and they "don't even look in there."

What's keeping people out? What's wrong with this forum?
It is the subject matter -- politics is the cesspool of mankind. it just so happens this forum is the depository of all things political.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #32
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No more a cesspool than endless crap about Geno love. All a matter of perspective.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #33
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The vocal majority of this forum are too rigid in their thinking. They seem to only see black and white. I think the world has a lot more grey to people in general.

This forum is a caricature of the worst of American partisan politics.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #34
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Well to be honest, I don't consider calling something socialist, communist or big govt to be a form belittling. It's calling a spade a spade. Some just don't like those policies. A label is just a form of shorthand for an idea or set of ideas. It just needs to be accurate.
accurate. You are the farthest thing from accurate in this subsection.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:37 PM   #35
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foo much over the top personal attacks instead of attacking the persons position. Nothing is out of bounds. Mothers, kids nothing is out of bounds.

This is a very far right dominated forum. Look at the polls. National polls say 92% of the American public and 85% of the NRA favor background checks but this forum can't even make it to 50%. This isn't an isolated poll or issue. It's the norm.

Most people wont enter here because they don't want to offend or get people pissed off at them. Just this week I received some venom for no good reason. Another occasional poster stuck up for me saying its just DC that I'm really an okay guy.

I you are thinking of wanting more participation all you have to do is establish some guidelines and rules about personal insults.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #36
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Well to be honest, I don't consider calling something socialist, communist or big govt to be a form belittling. It's calling a spade a spade. Some just don't like those policies. A label is just a form of shorthand for an idea or set of ideas. It just needs to be accurate.
I don't consider calling someone "detached from reality" (due to an inability to decipher facts from satire) a form of belittling.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #37
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I don't consider calling someone "detached from reality" (due to an inability to decipher facts from satire) a form of belittling.
Depends if they really are. Both sides call that one on each other when the other's views are just far from theirs. It seems the lefties use such things more from my observation. That and "crazy."
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:04 PM   #38
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This is a very far right dominated forum. Look at the polls. National polls say 92% of the American public and 85% of the NRA favor background checks but this forum can't even make it to 50%. This isn't an isolated poll or issue. It's the norm.
Most people answer polls, as well as vote, with their guts. Not because they're informed,even know the Constitution or why certain things were put in it. Often, they're polled after the mainstream media hammers them with how they want to shape their thinking. Majorities do not get to infringe rights. That's the bottom line.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #39
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Most people answer polls, as well as vote, with their guts. Not because they're informed,even know the Constitution or why certain things were put in it. Often, they're polled after the mainstream media hammers them with how they want to shape their thinking. Majorities do not get to infringe rights. That's the bottom line.
Now you're an expert on polling methodologies and the accuracy of the results. Is there anything that you think you don't know?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #40
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:09 PM   #41
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foo much over the top personal attacks instead of attacking the persons position. Nothing is out of bounds. Mothers, kids nothing is out of bounds.

This is a very far right dominated forum. Look at the polls. National polls say 92% of the American public and 85% of the NRA favor background checks but this forum can't even make it to 50%. This isn't an isolated poll or issue. It's the norm.

Most people wont enter here because they don't want to offend or get people pissed off at them. Just this week I received some venom for no good reason. Another occasional poster stuck up for me saying its just DC that I'm really an okay guy.

I you are thinking of wanting more participation all you have to do is establish some guidelines and rules about personal insults.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #42
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Thats short and sweet but pretty accurate.

If you like anything that Obama has tried to do, you are immediately labeled and belittled as some kind of moonbat, liberal extreme left communist, socialist big government idiot.

The Right seem to dominate this forum and I fall somewhere in the middle so its difficult to discuss topics without having to wade through all the name calling.

There are some very smart people on both sides of the isle in here which is why I still come in here but it would be nice to have discussions without all the nonsense.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:58 PM   #43
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This is a very far right dominated forum. Look at the polls. National polls say 92% of the American public and 85% of the NRA favor background checks but this forum can't even make it to 50%. This isn't an isolated poll or issue. It's the norm.
To elaborate on what I posted before on this:
We HAVE background checks!
It is a lie to imply that we don't. BCs are extensive for automatic weapons, which are highly regulated, VERY difficult to get and expensive ( $20-40k). Background checks for these are very extensive and requires fingerprinting. It takes 6 months to be approved by the ATF. They are also wildly inaccurate from what I've read.

Obama is a liar when he says: "We don't need military rifles on the streets of America." They are not on the streets of America. He is trying to scare people.

The background checks for other guns uses an extensive form with detailed questions on mental health, criminal history etc. This is required by law.

But some people need a poll?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #44
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Are you implying there is nothing wrong with this forum?
There's nothing wrong with this forum. Some posters on both sides act like idiots, but that's pretty much true with every place on the Internet where politics is discussed.
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