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Forum topic by richgreer posted 10-19-2011 08:23 PM 1868 views 0 times favorited 82 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richgreer

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10-19-2011 08:23 PM

I cannot tell anyone else what to do and I would not attempt to try.

However, let me advise my fellow LJ friends that I make it a point to never read or comment on any non-shop talk topic that appears to be political or controversial. I, effectively, boycott them.

I encourage others to consider adopting the same policy.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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StumpyNubs

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#1 posted 10-19-2011 08:49 PM

Rich- I like you. I agree with you. But COME ON! Why do we have to go through this cycle every week or so? Someone posts a political thread. Someone doesn’t like those threads so he posts one saying he doesn’t. Arguments erupt…

If you don’t like the threads, and you don’t waste your time reading them, why waste your time starting new threads to comment on them?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against you or your opinion. It’s that just every time one of these “I don’t like something” threads pop up, some controversy starts and another old LJ leaved the site…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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shipwright

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#2 posted 10-19-2011 09:25 PM

I am 100% with you Rich.
There are more than enough forums for political ranting.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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richgreer

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#3 posted 10-19-2011 09:28 PM

landog – - I’ll have to make another tractor video. Maybe the next one will be a little more refined. OTOH – It’s crudeness may be part of its appeal. However, there will be no red tractor videos coming from me. The closest I could get is my Toro zero turn ratio (ZTR) lawn mower that that would not be very interesting.

Stumpy – - We obviously disagree. I respect you and your opinions but on this issue I guess we have to agree to disagree. For the record, I am not suggesting a ban on these controversial topics. I’m only saying that I elect not to read or comment on them.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 10-19-2011 09:28 PM

I won’t interfere with anyone else’ right to discuss anything, and in particular Religion or Politics. However, I come to the woodworking forums for woodworking and related topics… And unless I can be convinced that the political or religious topics are directly related to woodworking, I avoid them like the plague… They simply sow discord into an otherwise harmonious community.

I am not offended by them, just saddened that there are folks that feel so strongly about these threads, and can’t seem to steer away from them that they end up leaving LJs… FWIW, this is the only woodworking forum I am on that tolerates those discussions period… As a moderator on another site, I hate killing political type threads, but I have to do it… I wish Martin would implement some stronger rules and moderation here…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 10-19-2011 10:37 PM

Rich- Fair enough. Hopefully this thread will just be a nice discussion. But if it turns bad, be prepared for my well prepared and thoroughly sarcastic “I told you so”... :)

By the way, another professional woodworker left the site yesterday. I won’t mention his name, but it appears he was so fed up with the content on this site that he asked for every trace of him, even his projects, comments in old forums and PM’s in people’s in-boxes to be removed. I noticed when I went to send him a PM and he was gone without a trace…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#6 posted 10-19-2011 10:40 PM

Here, here !!

Unless we form the Wood Party !

Rich for President !!

Paul

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#7 posted 10-19-2011 10:42 PM

Rich—I think that’s the way it should be. I come to LJ’s to get away from such stuff … if I want to pick a fight or get into a pi$$ing match, all I have to do is walk into the office next to mine (both at work and at home)!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 10-19-2011 10:47 PM

Gerry- You pi$$ in the office next to yours?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#9 posted 10-19-2011 10:52 PM

Hi Rich.

I’m all for political posts here. Carved busts or marquetry images of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson et all would be fine with me, as would the same treatments of elephants and donkeys or even marquetry copies of FDR or JFK campaign buttons, enlarged for ease of construction of course. :)

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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TheDane

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#10 posted 10-19-2011 10:57 PM

Stumpy—Only if I can’t make it down the hall fast enough … when you get to be my age, you’ll understand!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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live4ever

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#11 posted 10-19-2011 11:03 PM

Completely with you Rich. Like many others I come here for woodworking knowledge and discussion. It’s nice to be a part of a harmonious community with little or no division. Politics are the antithesis of that.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 10-19-2011 11:21 PM

Oh not this one AGAIN.
Folks, Look at, Read, respond, don’t respond to anything that takes your fancy on the LJ site. It is YOUR choice, so there is no need to keep “looking over the fence” to see what others with a completely different line of thought or subject are discussing if it does not interest you.
I am not all that keen on political/religion posts etc., every one to their own choices.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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patcollins

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#13 posted 10-19-2011 11:49 PM

The problem with poilitical conversations on here is people take things way to personally. “Oh they dont agree with me, they must be evil” People treat their politicians too much like their favorite football team, YaY US BOO Them.

Generally political message boards are fully of tne wingbats of all types and talking to them really has no point to it. Talking about this sort of thing at LJ is almost like talking to your friends because I bet most people here are fairly similar and would probably get along just fine face to face. I dont know about you all but I have friends that I couldnt be more different from in my beliefs but we are still friends and we talk about this sort of thing, even bust on each other about it from time to time.

If someone is the type of person that gets all butthurt when someone else doesnt agree with them they need to stay off the internet in general and go live in a cave. Its very easy to not click on something.

And lastly the Dallas Cowboys suck!

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StumpyNubs

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#14 posted 10-20-2011 12:13 AM

I think there are two things that should never be spoken of in polite company. Politics, and bowel movements. Why? Because they both inevitably produce the same result.

Let’s face it, if you like Republicans you will always support them as the only hope for the nation. If you like Democrats, there way will always be the best. But in the end, does anything ever really change except the D or the R?

I have a better idea… instead of arguing about which political party is best (since history has shown that neither can solve the problems we face), let’s talk about which RELIGION is best (since clearly only God can fix this mess). I’ll bet we’ll have no arguments at all over religion!...

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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wiswood2

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#15 posted 10-20-2011 12:15 AM

We see enough political lies on TV.
Lets stay in the shop.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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