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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod Team View Post
    Due to the ferocity, if not insanity, of this past year as well as the many concurrent calamities we all had to endure together and apart from the pandemic to the election, a considerable amount of slack was given on threads outside Poliasshat because of the interwoven nature of everything from the pandemic to the election. The Mod Team felt less stringent rules on political issues that came up in the Padded Room would hopefully allow less thread moving and deleting, as well as fewer repetitive long winded explanations and emotional overloads. The election is now over. We certainly hope the pandemic is on it's way to oblivion. Its time to go back to the old ways of the forum and corral the political rodeo back in Poliasshat for the sake of the forum and everyone on the forum.

    Tomorrow, we will be moving any threads that are deemed political in nature, including the Rat Flu and America is Burning threads. This means you can all still continue reading and participating in these threads, but you will need to agree to enter an inflammatory area of asshattery and potential butthurt to see the thread.

    As always, if you see a thread that appears to belong in Poliasshat, please report the thread as that is the only way to guarantee the mods see your complaint. Not reporting the thread but instead complaining in the thread may make you feel better but might not lead to any action and may in fact lead to you being ridiculed.

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    Hunh. I’m gonna have to start hitting that little triangle, give you guys some laughs.

    Can I report that some posts are really funny or right on? That might break it up a little for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Hunh. I’m gonna have to start hitting that little triangle, give you guys some laughs.

    Can I report that some posts are really funny or right on? That might break it up a little for you.
    I've been around tgr for a while now and I've never even thought to 'flag' a post so I didn't even know about the triangle. Why can't everyone just ignore a post or not open a specific thread? Christ, I ignore my own threads and posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I'm not sure Cuomo knows where upstate is. Hell, it's still not nailed down in the Upstate NY thread.

    PS - just disappointed that we have a "Mod Team" - why didn't you call yourselves the "MOD SQUAD"?
    I stand by my definition of if there is a Stewart's, it's considered upstate.

    And good on the mod team for wrangling the politics to its proper venue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    I've been around tgr for a while now and I've never even thought to 'flag' a post so I didn't even know about the triangle. Why can't everyone just ignore a post or not open a specific thread? Christ, I ignore my own threads and posts.
    Here, maybe this will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    I'm not sure what you're asking, but I'll give it a shot. I'm fine with existing threads staying. I rarely go back more than 1-2 pages on a thread to catch the drift anyway, so whatever Polyass happened 25 pages ago is ancient history. If I need to know more about Covid, I'll do a internet search on medical journals and not have to wade through pages of political mudslinging. I think based on this warning that if such a thread stays and people can't control themselves then the mods have a right to move it as they see fit.

    I don't care about guns at all. I've shot them, but never owned one or see the need to own one. If someone wants that thread moved as a token peace offering for moving others, fine with me.
    It kind of looks like discussions about political discussions echo the discussions, which may as well echo the politics. That's probably only interesting to me, but thanks for appeasing my curiosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    I stand by my definition of if there is a Stewart's, it's considered upstate.

    And good on the mod team for wrangling the politics to its proper venue.
    Wait, so nothing west of Syracuse?

    What about Utica, Buffalo and the entirety of WNY?
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    There's a handful in Oswego!

    And my very first Stewart's experience was in Utica while on a college tour. Really was a bright spot of that trip for me because Colgate sucked.
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    Ah yes, closing the barn doors months after the horses leave. Great strategy. Either do the job of modding or don't. There's a shit-ton of baiting that occurs in a LOT of threads, and it will become even more prevalent with this type of response, as anytime a thread isn't what people want, they'll start thrunting it with polyass content, getting it moved out of view.
    "Threads deemed political in nature" is weak shit, especially when one of them is the ONGOING PANDEMIC thread. Because that's totally political, being diseases and medicine and all. You need real rules and guidelines and the will to enforce them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    I stand by my definition of if there is a Stewart's, it's considered upstate.
    This is the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    That was posted 10 yrs after I arrived. I'm grandfathered. Steve Jones said so.

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    i am against this decision and as polyass posters can tell you that I've made many polyass posts.

    even though i have tried to keep my political posts in the padded room to a minimum to not trash up padded room threads, i consider the padded room the wild west of tgr boards and if others want to post political comments in it; that is their right.

    unfortunately, even the padded room has plenty of snowflakes that cannot handle a political post on an internet message board, so i understand the decision.
    TGR forums cannot handle SkiCougar !

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    Well fuck me, I actually agree with Skcougs.....I started the America Burning Thread. At the time, I was looking to see what it looked like on the ground from Mags across the country, as it pertained to the summer of George Floyd....How about anyone that has their panties in a wad report a particular POST, and not piss and moan over an entire thread? Just a thought.
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    Man, I can kinda see the covid thread not being full polyass but the America Burning thread is 100% political in every way shape and form.
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    Because I asked what it looked like from various Mags perspectives??? OK Boomer.
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    IMHO the poliass subform is for political topics, not 'normal' topics that get some political content injected via random replies. Starting or moving a thread there absolutely guarantees it will descend into a toxic political quagmire and the original idea(s) / discussion lost. And since there are only a dozen guys in there, anything that doesn't lend itself to sniping and whataboutism falls off the page.

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    I’m in agreement with much of what’s been posted above.

    Seems to me it’s a bit weird to suspend guidelines for a certain time period...what’s the basis for identifying what time period qualifies? Instead, can we recognize some general PR history that functions as a guideline?

    Big ass news events (mass shootings, natural disasters, death of a major cultural figure, etc) will always get discussed in PR. Many of these topics can have a political dimension, but most here don’t seem to mind, especially if:

    - the political comments are humorous
    - the political comments are reasonably civil (no such guideline in polyass)...but this is flexible, esp if humor is involved
    - most of the comments are adding to the factual exploration of the event or situation
    - most of the threads in PR are topics that inherently aren’t particularly political

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    Mod Squad...Is that meant to be political?

    politics is a trite, inane, selfish, insignificant, verbal effluvium that isnt worth a mention, nonetheless less an entire thread. Sometimes its fun, but it is always worthless
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    Im in agreement with much of whats been posted above.

    Seems to me its a bit weird to suspend guidelines for a certain time period...whats the basis for identifying what time period qualifies? Instead, can we recognize some general PR history that functions as a guideline?

    Big ass news events (mass shootings, natural disasters, death of a major cultural figure, etc) will always get discussed in PR. Many of these topics can have a political dimension, but most here dont seem to mind, especially if:

    - the political comments are humorous
    - the political comments are reasonably civil (no such guideline in polyass)...but this is flexible, esp if humor is involved
    - most of the comments are adding to the factual exploration of the event or situation
    - most of the threads in PR are topics that inherently arent particularly political
    Spot on. As an offender of PR political posts there seems to be quite a through line of the former guy being in office and poly posts vs now - but maybe Im wrong. Has been for me.
    Trying to reform over here. Please forgive.

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    Let me get this straight. People actually report stuff posted in the Padded Room?
    Yall got soft as fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    Let me get this straight. People actually report stuff posted in the Padded Room?
    Yall got soft as fuck.
    Right? If you just don't want to hear someones drivel, there is a feature called ignore. Try it you big babies.
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    Maybe if polyass posters come into this thread, fuck it up and turn it completely political, then they'll have to shift it to polyass as well to be consistent, thereby [cue shitty logic] "negating the reversion". I believe it's called

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    Fricking Poliass interlopers. What the hell is the world coming to these days. Next they will be encroaching on Tech Talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Fricking Poliass interlopers. What the hell is the world coming to these days. Next they will be encroaching on Tech Talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Fricking Poliass interlopers. What the hell is the world coming to these days. Next they will be encroaching on Tech Talk.
    Pretty sure they already overran the ECRC.
    I still call it The Jake.

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