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    Ban political discussions and that would solve 90% of issues. It works on other forums and keeps people talking about what we all have a mutual enjoyment of, music and Hi-Fi.

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    Never one for over censorship or steering members into Groupthink to be honest...
    lots of room for all shapes n sizes in this parish.

    I thought the Wam solved the diversity problem with the “Car Park” area?
    Keep the more contentious discussions in their own area.

    Maybe time to expand “Abstract Chat”?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Who are these AoS ‘resident geeks’ you refer to?
    Wot - you have to ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimminstones View Post
    Ban political discussions and that would solve 90% of issues. It works on other forums and keeps people talking about what we all have a mutual enjoyment of, music and Hi-Fi.
    Exactly, but not just politics, the contentious topics where colour, creed, nationalism enter in, cause its just incendiary - guaranteed.

    Add to that 'have to have the last word, no matter what types', ego's and personalities that think it's weakness or they've 'lost' if they dont have said last word and it's no wonder it's all just got out of hand too many times - it's not normal.

    On top of that lot we've seen, all too often, where grown men who should absolutely know better, lacking what should be a standard maturity, which is to simply know and spot when it's time to just say, 'hey! we'll agree to disagree' rather than insisting on 'being heard'.

    We'd probably have not seen the number of overly heated discussions, turning to argument, (not to mention the number of longstanding good guys and enthusiastic, learned hi-fi discussion contributors sadly now departed) if 'men' showed genuine man character by humbling up a bit, for the better good and harmony of the forum, instead of persisting in having the last say. It's selfish and damaging as the ensuing mess and drop out most certainly has a negative effect on other members. It's been going on way too long and has spoiled things
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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    I think we would all appreciate a list...
    https://theartofsound.net/forum/memberlist.php



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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    I think we would all appreciate a list...
    You mean YOU would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieGong View Post
    Exactly, but not just politics, the contentious topics where colour, creed, nationalism enter in, cause its just incendiary - guaranteed.

    Add to that 'have to have the last word, no matter what types', ego's and personalities that think it's weakness or they've 'lost' if they dont have said last word and it's no wonder it's all just got out of hand too many times - it's not normal.

    On top of that lot we've seen, all too often, where grown men who should absolutely know better, lacking what should be a standard maturity, which is to simply know and spot when it's time to just say, 'hey! we'll agree to disagree' rather than insisting on 'being heard'.

    We'd probably have not seen the number of overly heated discussions, turning to argument, (not to mention the number of longstanding good guys and enthusiastic, learned hi-fi discussion contributors sadly now departed) if 'men' showed genuine man character by humbling up a bit, for the better good and harmony of the forum, instead of persisting in having the last say. It's selfish and damaging as the ensuing mess and drop out most certainly has a negative effect on other members. It's been going on way too long and has spoiled things
    I think that's fair comment, Rob, and it's a type of behaviour that too many of us have been guilty of committing on occasion, myself included.

    So should we have a vote on whether we should ban discussions on politics in future? And then honour the outcome. "Contentious topics" covers too wide an area, and I'm not willing to gag/censor things to the extent that anything remotely controversial is not allowed to be discussed, as that's definitely a step too far.

    Folks too, need to learn to accept their 'world view' being legitimately challenged, sometimes robustly, and not take umbrage at the tiniest slight made against their sensibilities - for me that's just as important as strictly monitoring or banning (some) contentious topics.

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    You wont ever catch me conversing about Race related topics. I hate Politics as in Politicians etc, i know jack shit about that tripe anyway. & i cannot abide sport in any form. I think im safe. I do have issues with deluded Hi-Fi enthusiasts tho
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