Is it considered appropriate

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by twigg, Sep 16, 2008.

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  1. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    to be overtly Political on this site?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Seems like those threads usually get shut down in not too long.
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:It's not a thread Katy [​IMG]
  4. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Well I dont think its a great idea, folks tend to get awful wound up over that stuff. [​IMG]
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Well whatever you call it....I call it a thread where people post responses. Whatever you call it they usually don't last long.
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Well if a Mod. drops in I will PM the concern.
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Thank you for asking. It's a huge turn-off for me to see political/religious rants on this site. I'm here for the chickens.
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Good idea to PM a mod if you see anything that is bothering you...

    As far as terminology... [​IMG]

    "Message Board" is the terminology for what this particular part of BYC is called. Some people also use the word "forum."

    A "forum" can also mean the individual areas (or rooms) for discussion types. "Me, My Chickens, My Family" would be an example of this.

    A "thread" is a particular conversation within one of the individual areas.

    "Threads" are made up of "posts."

    Unfortunately, people get these terms mixed up all the time because they're new to the words, so it can be hard to tell which to use for what. [​IMG]
  9. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Katy is correct, political threads usually get closed within a matter of days. While I don't think it's inappropriate to discuss politics, most people are here for the chicken talk. Discussing politics seems to bring out the worst in some people.
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Threads and posts with a political slant are watched very closely and action is taken as needed.

    The best way to alert us of a possible problem is to use the report button at the lower right of the post you are concerned with.

    There are lots of forums (message boards) out there geared toward plitics and other controversial topics.
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