Regarding Political Related Topics

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Recently there have been some topics throughout the news and internet of a political nature.

    These topics quickly found its way to BYC. The staff decided to allow the topic with the hope that the discussion would remain civil and members would be able to discuss it without contention or flaming & trolling.

    Unfortunately the threads started to receive a plethora of replies that were not appropriate and feelings were hurt then the reports came flying in. After numerous warnings and cleanups the BYC staff discussed it and decided it was just too heated to remain an open discussion.

    We strongly discourage topics that involve religion and politics. This is not because we feel these topics should not be discussed, we just know they shouldn't and can't be discussed here. This is based on over 60 combined years experience in working with this community and is re-validated every time a discussion like this comes up (and our report box is filled up).

    We encourage our members to learn about and become involved in the political process, but we've decided to take a very strong stand on the tone of discussions held here at BYC.

    Again, we regret that we have to remove and sometimes prohibit these discussions from happening on BYC, but have found that the cons of allowing them outweigh the pros.
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  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I avoid political descussion, because I have found they are nothing but trouble, and I for one try to aviod trouble. [​IMG]
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I used to be a chat moderator in a POLITICAL CHAT ROOM....LOL

    I feel your pain [​IMG]
  6. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    I agree. We are ALL politically engaged enough with our interest in keeping birds that are as foreign to many people as zoo animals, and that is ENOUGH of a political statement!
  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Sorry, my fault... I have too much fun taunting. People fight, I make jokes... its all fun and games until it becomes political [​IMG] *snort*
  8. LaSombra

    LaSombra Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Quote:OMG, you had to be crazy to want to do that! [​IMG]

    politics on the internet... especially in a chat room... yikes!!
  9. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    I avoid any discussion of politics or religion whether it's online, at the quilt meeting, with my parents, with my neighbors or pretty much anyone but hubby. Keeps me sane that way. Not that I ever was sane by normal everyday standards... I've been called inane more than a few times in my life [​IMG]

    ETA... oh and thank you moderators!!
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    OMG, you had to be crazy to want to do that! [​IMG]

    politics on the internet... especially in a chat room... yikes!!

    My sanity is often in question because of this. The democrats all swore I was a right-wing wack job. All the republicans thought I was a bleeding-heart liberal. I figure since I ticked everyone off equally I must have been doing my job right...LOL​

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