Son of "On Propaganda Threads"

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by Rappaccini, May 17, 2004.

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Would you like rule changes to prevent propaganda threads?

Poll closed May 31, 2004.
  1. Yes

    81.3%
  2. No

    18.8%
  1. Rappaccini Redoubtable Registered Senior Member

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  3. jadedflower observer Valued Senior Member

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    it's it netiquette to not introduce a piece of quoted text?

    ooh... and there should be an "I don't really care, that's what the Cesspool is for" option.
     
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  5. Rappaccini Redoubtable Registered Senior Member

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    Though CC has changed his rules in order that he might throw out any thread, the Cesspool is, generally, for threads which break the rules, yes?

    There is no part of the rules of, say, relgion, WE, P, or EM&J that prohibits threads without commentary.

    No, there shouldn't.
    You're either supportive or you aren't.
     
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  7. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Rules for the Religion forum, in particular, will be changing in the very near future.

    Not that I want to pre-empt the results of this poll...
     
  8. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    I hate propaganda threads.

    They serve no purpose other than propaganda.
     
  9. hypewaders Save Changes Registered Senior Member

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    Since I'm the only dissenter so far, I should explain myself:

    I like the cesspool purgatory for badly-crafted or otherwise useless threads. I think the cesspool is an admirable method for open moderating, and leaves a slight chance for badly-started threads to be redeemed- Far preferable to unseen hands yoinking "proppaganda threads". Those who don't want to, don't have to look in the cesspool, so there is no reason for indignance.
     
  10. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    Then maybe propaganda threads should be banished to the cesspool.

    That's a good idea hype.

    I vote that the rule be changed to banish propaganda threads to the cesspool.
     
  11. Rappaccini Redoubtable Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, that is a good plan.
     
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    I can't believe somebody posted "no."
     
  13. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Moving them to the cesspool would be best probably. A shame really, it would lower the quality of the cesspool.

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  14. Logically Unsound wwaassuupp and so on Registered Senior Member

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    rap, why dont you just change the poll to another 'ban' (or in this case 'move') all of PM's threads, since all of those examples are by him.

    but in general i think moving {propaganda threads} to the cesspool = good idea
     
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  15. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    I think maybe the poll has already statistically proven that we want to end propaganda threads.
     
  16. paulsamuel Registered Senior Member

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    sample size is too low.

    to me the poll shows that people don't care
     
  17. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    of course they do...even hoax_muslim voted yes!
     
  18. To the sewage pool yes. Total ban no. I believe that it is better to know where these people are coming from and worry about who gets to decide what unpopular stances are propaganda.
     
  19. Rappaccini Redoubtable Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, the Cesspool allows for reconsideration, at least.

    'Tis a good idea, this.
     
  20. alain du hast mich Registered Senior Member

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    hey, dont fill up the cesspool with crap, the cesspools the best bit of sciforums atm
     
  21. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    Why do we need a poll on this anyway. Can't the moderators just change their own policy and start removing the propaganda threads?

    If someone objects they can start a poll to get them back in.
     
  22. alain du hast mich Registered Senior Member

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    propaganda: - "information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause"

    the information is the poll, and the cause that you are promoting is to have propoganda removed

    this thread is propoganda

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  23. Logically Unsound wwaassuupp and so on Registered Senior Member

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    dont you mena

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    why cant people do that right.
     

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