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Discussion in 'Politics' started by nudeyorker, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. nudeyorker

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    With the recent modifications we have introduced in the political forum I would like to share some thoughts and useful information as a member not as a moderator.
    Since these changes have been ongoing we are getting some critiques that this forum should be neutral in nature. US and world politics are never going to be neutral so it would be impossible to achieve that here. Politics are by nature volatile and filled with passion.
    I rarely post in this forum partly because of the atmosphere here but mostly because I prefer to keep my political views private. I do however have the same fears and concerns that many have expressed here on many of the issues the world faces now. I however regularly telephone and/or email members of congress and the senate as well the political leaders in the US as well as the media. I encourage everyone to do the same if you want to make your voice and views heard.

    President Barak Obama
    Contact the White House | The White House
    202 456-1111

    Vice President Joe Biden
    Contact the Vice President | The White House
    202 456-1111

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    contact-us.state.gov/egi-bin/state
    202 647-4000

    To reach your Senator or Congressman
    www.senate.cov United States House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 2nd Session

    United Nations
    Contact the United Nations

    Council Of European Union
    eeas.europa..eu
    011 32 2 28 281 56 50

    Middle East Quartet
    Quartet Representative Tony Blair
    info@quartetrep.org
    CNN
    cnn.desk@turner.com
    404 827-1500

    Fox News
    yourcomments@foxnews.com
    888 369-4762

    MSNBC
    Contact us- msnbc.com
    212 664-4444

    New York Times
    letters@nytimes.com
    888 698--6397

    Washington Post
    letters@washingtonpost.com
    202 334-6000

    Los Angeles Times
    letters@latimes.com
    213 237-5000

    I would only hope if you expect to be taken seriously that you conduct yourself in these venues as we have expressed we expect you to conduct yourself in this forum and the remainder of the site; with knowledge, honesty and integrity without bias.
    I have learned a great deal here in this forum and look forward to spending more time in politics in the future as a member and not a moderator.
    Thank you for your consideration.
     
  2. ColoradoGuy

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    An excellent and useful post. Thanks, nudeyorker.
     
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    Someone talked me down from the previous post.
     
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  4. D_Harvey Schmeckel

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    I welcomed the newly-stated guideline that biased, inflammatory thread titles would be changed by moderators into something neutral:

    "Thread titles should be as bias-free as possible - if they are considered to be out of line with this rule then titles will be edited by a moderator to a more neutral stance."

    But when I brought it up in the case of a particularly inflammatory thread title, I was called a communist by the offender and advised by a moderator that this was not something that could/would be fixed without a major meeting of mods. No one is saying that the forum and all its contents should be neutral. But there was a stated principle that thread titles should be. If the mods no longer stand behind that stated principle and will not enforce it, then I'd appreciate a formal withdrawal of it.
     
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  5. B_mitchymo

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    I still think that the forum title should be replaced with current affairs.

    POLITICS is an ugly word.
     
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