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Would You Like To Have A Political Forum?

Question: Would you like to have a place just to discuss the politics that are connected to conflicts going on around the world today?  (Voting closed: July 21, 2014, 06:33:15 pm)
Yes - 2 (22.2%)
No - 7 (77.8%)
Total Voters: 9

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Fancy Lad
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« on: July 18, 2014, 01:56:26 pm »

Ok, last time, it's not a place for a ****ing contest. It's to post information about political situations affecting conflict. Since my focus is contemporary conflict I have found it is almost impossible to separate one from the other.

Seriously, I don't think "news" and "rant" can be separated on an open forum.  I can't count the number of threads on other forums I've seen locked because, despite frequent informative posts from folks on the ground in Ukraine, certain forumites couldn't control their urge to re-argue every ****ing contest of the last 200 years(*)

The one place where such a thread survived it was because a moderator was located in Ukraine, so they could post news to a *closed* thread.

(*) -- The Crimean War discussion spilled quickly into who screwed up in the various former Yugoslav states.  The Kyivan Rus discussion at least avoided modern politics (aside from Ukraine-Russia issues).

This is what I've seen - there's simply no keeping modern politics out, even of historical issue threads.  The comments of The Atlantic's fantastic series of WWI photographs are all just shouting back and forth about modern politics that people have grafted onto historical figures and eras, in order to point fingers for whatever situation the world is in today. 
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