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    Default Re: Should we allow politics to be discussed on the forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by thetrouttickler View Post
    Its the internet mate! Just step away into the real world and avoid the hernia.
    Do you mean "It's the Internet"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post

    If I get totally frustrated with someone who cannot accept a simple argument and refer to them as a halfwit, would you class that as a personal attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by tangled View Post
    If you said that to someone you were arguing with in the pub, what would you expect the outcome to be?
    I'm not usually that polite when arguing with someone in the pub, I tend to be quite blunt!
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    Default Re: Should we allow politics to be discussed on the forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post
    Do you mean "It's the Internet"?
    Thank you big boy. It is. It's. My phone sometimes does these little auto corrections and gets them horribly wrong. You can have a fullwit gold star. Fullwit of the day.

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    Default Re: Should we allow politics to be discussed on the forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by tangled View Post
    If you said that to someone you were arguing with in the pub, what would you expect the outcome to be?
    Argument to continue.

    Never seen a discussion round here degenerate into proper insults, expletives and invective that normally precedes fistycuffs in a pub.

    Think it was Hardyreels who commented elsewhere he couldn't see what most complaints were all about.

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    Default Re: Should we allow politics to be discussed on the forum?

    Looks increasingly like the no's have it, I'd advise admin to read David Cameron's book before its too late.

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    Default Re: Should we allow politics to be discussed on the forum?

    But the problem is with the viewpoint thread, politics n all that
    , is as we all agree,it gets personel and then on the proper fishing threads all that anger, insults felt, personel biasts towards another member, all comes out in the interaction with each other and makes this place a lesser place than it used to be.
    We are all human and humans suck, so let's take some of the poison out of the forum if we can and get back to being nasty to each other based on fishing prejudices only !
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    Default Re: Should we allow politics to be discussed on the forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    Looks increasingly like the no's have it, I'd advise admin to read David Cameron's book before its too late.
    And throw in the towel in a hissy fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post

    If I get totally frustrated with someone who cannot accept a simple argument and refer to them as a halfwit, would you class that as a personal attack?
    Yes, its also thwarting the debate and from there it descends, not because of the personal attack but because the debating point is lost, hence the tradition in public debate to formalise respect, 'my honourable friend', my respected...etc.

    The real problem with discussing politics here is the airing of personal prejudice, for some this is seen as appropriate in a political discussion, for example the almost continual use of the word 'socialist' in a negative and completely irrelevant way in the brexit thread.

    I'm not sure I'm comfortable with closing down topics to curb personal prejudice but I do agree with other that removing the opportunity does create the illusion of harmony.

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    Default Re: Should we allow politics to be discussed on the forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed_t View Post
    And throw in the towel in a hissy fit?
    Admin don't have the same god given right as tory prime ministers to simply cancel responsibility.

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