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The ban on politics


  • 7 years ago · #1

    Daemon_Panda

    I know Eric probably thinks I'm a pest but I'm pining away without political debates. There is only one kid in my school who I can have a challenging argument with and I don't know anyone else who will not fall apart after my first argument. Couldn't we at least have a trial of some sort? If not, could anyone tell me of some websites that support this sort of thing?

  • 7 years ago · #2

    erik

    no politics allowed here :)

    go to => http://forum.myspace.com


  • 7 years ago · #3

    Unbeliever

    You're sending a person looking for intelligence to Myspace?
  • 7 years ago · #4

    CoachTabales

    Intelligent?  Did you mean intelligence?  Yeah, Myspace should do the trick.  Tongue out

  • 7 years ago · #5

    Unbeliever

    Hey Eric, is it no politics whatsoever, or just no political posts?  I know I am also eager for debate.  If two people want to argue politics, are they allowed to use the Message System?
  • 7 years ago · #6

    Mad_dog_96

    If politics were allowed, I wonder how many arguments relating to Bobby Fischer we would have here! Tongue out

  • 7 years ago · #7

    Redserpent2000

    I must admit that I've never understood why there needs to be a ban on politics or religion. but I do try to keep to the rules.Cry

    Red

  • 7 years ago · #8

    erik

    the reason is that people can't behave themselves then they talk about religion or politics. people start frothing at the mouth and acting like idiots when in the end there is nothing to debate - it is a matter of personal values and beliefs, which can't be argued.
  • 7 years ago · #9

    Redserpent2000

    Hi Erik, the same could be said about most things, but thats just my personal values and beliefs. At the end of the day, it's your site and you make the rules. If people don't like the rules they are free to go where they can discuss politics and religion.

    Red

  • 7 years ago · #10

    xbigboy

    Unbeliever wrote: If two people want to argue politics, are they allowed to use the Message System?

    Why would you want to aruge?

  • 7 years ago · #11

    Redserpent2000

    The use or the word 'argue' is not meant to mean that you go all out to create a war, but it is more to do with presenting a case for your side of the discussion, somewhat like lawers do in court when they argue their case.

    Red

  • 7 years ago · #12

    Unbeliever

    Redserpent2000 wrote:

    Hi Erik, the same could be said about most things, but thats just my personal values and beliefs. At the end of the day, it's your site and you make the rules. If people don't like the rules they are free to go where they can discuss politics and religion.

    Red


     Quite true.


  • 7 years ago · #13

    erik

    if people were as civil on public message boards and forums as they were in court then we would allow it. but they aren't.
  • 7 years ago · #14

    Unbeliever

    erik wrote: if people were as civil on public message boards and forums as they were in court then we would allow it. but they aren't.

     Civility in court?  All lies!


  • 7 years ago · #15

    myuselessid

    erik, I concur.  There are plenty of places to go online for policital debate.  I prefer to play a game of chess and not have to deal with it.

    As a disclaimer, i am a political nut, but it has a time and place and here is not it.

  • 7 years ago · #16

    Darce

    he he he...nothing brings people together than a good political debate Tongue out
  • 7 years ago · #17

    myuselessid

    by the by, since people are now debating on chess.com about how debating political issues on chess.com is banned, does this mean that we are all breaking the rules by debating whether politics can be debated? (phew, out of breath)

     

  • 7 years ago · #18

    Redserpent2000

    Nice one mate, beat me to it! There is also not supposed to be posts that would incite religious debate too, check out the Time Travel thread, post #101! Now I am inclined to reply to this guy but because it's not allowed, I cannot.

    Red

  • 7 years ago · #19

    checkmayte

    took the words right out of my mouth, however I think it is very difficult these days to avoid the very things that are so important to us all at a time of elections.  After all I personally enjoy my chess in the evenings after work, usually with the news on in the background.  I will refrain from politics and religon because I came here to play chess and the competition is fierce, thanx Erik 
  • 7 years ago · #20

    Unbeliever

    xbigboy wrote: Unbeliever wrote: If two people want to argue politics, are they allowed to use the Message System?

    Why would you want to aruge?


     Not so much argue as debate political issues.  It sharpens and educates the mind as well as exercising the logical faculties of our minds.



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