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    Politics subforum rules questions

    I have some questions regarding this rule:
    Rule P1: No ad hominem attacks or name calling
    -Attack someone's argument, not them directly. Strive for civil discourse.
    1) Suppose a poster insults someone, the person insulted reports that post but doesn't quote it, then the original poster edits their post removing that insult. Is that a violation of that rule?
    2) If the answer to the previous is no, would quoting the post change the answer?
    2) Suppose someone labels another poster with something that is not an insult based on the denotative definition of that label but is intended and understood as an insult. Is that a violation of that rule?
    3) Suppose someone makes a broad but not explicitly directed insult of a group of people on this site which both the author and the reader know includes a specific poster. Is that a violation of that rule?
    4) Are moderators exempt from these rules?

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    Originally Posted by Mephistopheles View Post
    I have some questions regarding this rule:

    1) Suppose a poster insults someone, the person insulted reports that post but doesn't quote it, then the original poster edits their post removing that insult. Is that a violation of that rule?
    2) If the answer to the previous is no, would quoting the post change the answer?
    2) Suppose someone labels another poster with something that is not an insult based on the denotative definition of that label but is intended and understood as an insult. Is that a violation of that rule?
    3) Suppose someone makes a broad but not explicitly directed insult of a group of people on this site which both the author and the reader know includes a specific poster. Is that a violation of that rule?
    4) Are moderators exempt from these rules?
    Stop being a ****
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    Originally Posted by 1stTimeCaller View Post
    Stop being a ****
    That's the point of the questions; Does someone just have to "take it like the female sexual organ colloquially known as the ****" or is flouting the spirit of the rule and responding in kind allowed?
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    Maybe its time you took a break from the pol board. There's an old joke:

    Mom: Junior, its time for bed!

    Junior: But Mommy, I'm trying to win the internet and I'm behind right now

    Dude, take a break if its that upsetting
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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    Dude, take a break if its that upsetting
    I'm not upset. I'm wondering what the rules of engagement really are.

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    Originally Posted by Mephistopheles View Post
    I'm not upset. I'm wondering what the rules of engagement really are.
    Yes you are upset you made a huge pissy post about it on the main forum.

    The rules are posted and if confusing I think its time to take a break. The world will still evolve for a few days without your posts.

    You could have PM'd a mod, duh!

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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    You could have PM'd a mod, duh!
    I did and didn't get a response.

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    Originally Posted by Mephistopheles View Post
    I did and didn't get a response.
    Dude!!

    Chill out, they have lives too. Jeez, are you gonna lose sleep over it? A few days can do wonders.

    #modlivesmatter
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    Originally Posted by StroudSooner View Post
    I'll raise you a

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    If anyone should take a break from the political it's SVT. I can actually have a conversation with Meph. Don't always agree with Meph but Meph actually comes across as intelligent. SVT on the other hand... okay I'll be nice.


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    Do you have to be an **** to post on the Political board?


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    Originally Posted by PokeJ View Post
    Do you have to be an **** to post on the Political board?


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    No, obviously, but it helps.
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    Originally Posted by Mephistopheles View Post
    That's the point of the questions; Does someone just have to "take it like the female sexual organ colloquially known as the ****" or is flouting the spirit of the rule and responding in kind allowed?

    Let's get this right. A message board exists for entertainment. Somebody quasi anonymously wrote some words addressed to somebody else who also wishes to remain quasi anonymous on this board and it bothered you. Now this didn't affect your job, your family, your income or anything else in your life but you want to report it to a group of other quasi anonymous people to make the words go away and the writer somehow punished

    To me this is like you watching a television show that you may or may not always enjoy. If you see something that bothers you, you can surely write the FCC and complain, you can change the channel, you can ignore the content, you can turn off the TV or you can kindly and ever so gently go **** yourself.

    How about... act like a man?
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    No one wants to run politics and it falls apart when the only consistent moderator takes a break. It sucks.

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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    No one wants to run politics and it falls apart when the only consistent moderator takes a break. It sucks.
    Grown adults need a moderator to keep their emotions in check? I am a white guy working in one of the most PC departments in the most PC counties in the most PC state who has yet to be reprimanded for my political views... and I've got a swastika tattooed on my chest .
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    Originally Posted by SoCaliSooner View Post
    Grown adults need a moderator to keep their emotions in check? I am a white guy working in one of the most PC departments in the most PC counties in the most PC state who has yet to be reprimanded for my political views... and I've got a swastika tattooed on my chest .
    vinyard?

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    Originally Posted by SoCaliSooner View Post
    Grown adults need a moderator to keep their emotions in check? I am a white guy working in one of the most PC departments in the most PC counties in the most PC state who has yet to be reprimanded for my political views... and I've got a swastika tattooed on my chest .
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    Originally Posted by Final.Answer? View Post
    Did you think it was on his ass?
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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    Did you think it was on his ass?
    I'm just surprised there's only one!
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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    Did you think it was on his ass?
    Nooo...He has a W on each cheek and whe he bends over it spells WoW...!!!
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    Originally Posted by SoCaliSooner View Post
    Grown adults need a moderator to keep their emotions in check? I am a white guy working in one of the most PC departments in the most PC counties in the most PC state who has yet to be reprimanded for my political views... and I've got a swastika tattooed on my chest .
    Did you sympathize with the Edward Norton character pre prison in American History X?

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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    Did you sympathize with the Edward Norton character pre prison in American History X?


    More with his LA Firefighter dad...
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    Originally Posted by SoCaliSooner View Post
    I've got a swastika tattooed on my chest .
    A brief answer will suffice, but feel free to elaborate.
    What does the swastika mean to you, and what do you think it represents in terms of our society? There will be no follow-up questions or comments from me RE: your answer.

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    Originally Posted by Mephistopheles View Post
    I have some questions regarding this rule:

    1) Suppose a poster insults someone, the person insulted reports that post but doesn't quote it, then the original poster edits their post removing that insult. Is that a violation of that rule?
    2) If the answer to the previous is no, would quoting the post change the answer?
    2) Suppose someone labels another poster with something that is not an insult based on the denotative definition of that label but is intended and understood as an insult. Is that a violation of that rule?
    3) Suppose someone makes a broad but not explicitly directed insult of a group of people on this site which both the author and the reader know includes a specific poster. Is that a violation of that rule?
    4) Are moderators exempt from these rules?
    Mephistopheles is not your name. But I know what you're up to just the same.

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