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  1. KieranD

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    Id like a ban on asking recommendations on guns, drugs, sex, alcohol, weaponry and other illegal substances, it dosnt matter if no ones asked for drug recommendations yet but in some countries its not illegal to buy and use drugs, recommendations for sex is private and or immoral, Weaponry in particular guns shouldnt be talked about on a TECH FORUM in particular it promotes use of guns and suggests a casual attitude towards a dangerous piece of weaponry, promotion of casual use of dangerous substances and illegal activiteis i will not support. Some countries have some legal things other dont but id like it to be kept even and fair by just banning the lot.

    AT THE LEAST, i would accept it being kept in a private club in the club section of the forum, clearly labled and warning in the first posts if you object.

    Story telling and loose chatter on the General Nonsense section i will tolerate and so will talking of other subjects that dont promote illegal activity or casual use or strictly morally debatable topics like gay marriage and mixing human and animal dna.

    Everything should be kept TECH or thereabouts, additional sections for other interests such as sports music games ect should be made if they want to discuss this.

    If members wont take guns weapons ect and illegal activities such as downloading illegal copies of games seriously then they should be made too.
     
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    Well maybe i dont troll the general nonsense section enough but i havent once read about sex or drugs. One post was made about weapons, and since those arent illegal i dont see a problem with them. Its in the appropriate section and clearly labled "What gun should I buy." If you want nothing to do with it, just dont click on the thread. However people have more interests in just computers and if one of them is recreational shooting, which is considered a sport, i see nothing wrong with it.
     
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    dude the GENERAL NONSENSE is a HUGE variety of things, you want to ban the talk about guns but are ok with the "techpowerup gun club"??!!? Seriously it's labeled clearly if it offends you DON'T CLICK ON IT!
     
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    banning this stuff might actually bring only problems and complains as well as starting this thread
     
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    das müffin mann New Member

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    if you don't like it don't click on it, live and let live, if its not illegal then who cares as long as its in the gen non section, but hey if people wanna debate with their buds on the forum let em do it.
    thats my 2cents anyway
     
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    I'm sure that if something was posted on this website that was not suitable to be posted on any forum, it would be handled with by the administrators and mods in an appropriate manner.

    as everyone else is saying...

    its clearly labeled. so if you don't approve of what its going to talk about, simply move on and don't read on further.


    this thread will problem cause more controversy than anything...
     
  7. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    so long as thread titles are clear, i dont mind gun threads either - its not like they're talking about hunting or showing pics of dead animals here. Its about guns, and the tech involved with them.

    as for drugs and sex, havent seen a damned thing.

    as for other things, if people want to talk about cloning gay babies that can only eat GM food and vote for pedro... they can. this is a private forum and the only rules are w1zzards rules. General nonsense is what its called, and if theres a problem report it to a mod - mods will delete offensive material, and if it doesnt get dealt with then odds are you're in a drastic minority of people who care.
     
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    How you ever put firearms & weaponray in the same class as sex,drugs,& alcohol is bewildering at best:wtf::slap:
    Not too mention the fact that you failed too say anything about the root of all evil,Rock & Roll music.
    IMO,every household should have an MP5 and members of the house taught in the correct use of it.:rockout:
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    no one should have guns, everyone should have rock and roll, and if no one had sex then the OP would have a few issues with posting here on TPU.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Right on GreaseMonkey, everyone should be armed. More guns = less violence because if everyone is armed, the criminals KNOW that everyone else is armed.

    Anyway back on topic. While I agree that some things should be kept off from the tech forum, I haven't seen anything that you have mentioned. There was a thread asking about sex and it was closed and there have only been a few that even MENTION drugs or alcohol.
     
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    The ones who are psychotic have the ability to cause more damage. its not like if you have a gun you can really defend yourself when you are shot from behind.
     
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    or from in front. Guns seem to lack the ability to prevent OTHER guns from firing - in fact, if you two people who point guns at each other, they are MORE likely to shoot than less!
     
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    Easy access lowers the threshold for use, in my opinion. Goes for everything, from alcohol/drugs to guns and WMD's.

    Back on topic: I personally don't see why discussing weapons/weaponsystems should be banned from Techpowerup. Yes, guns kill, but so does falling off a cliff. One can be interested in the technology behind the weapons without being a war-lover. Things that are clearly illegal (cracks, hacking-techniques, CD-keys, pirated software etc) should be kept off, and the same goes for drugs/illegal substances. Sex? Meh, big deal. If you're stupid enough to ask for sex here, you deserve what's coming, I'd say. It's not something I'd discuss here, but that's just me.

    Questions about moral and discussions thereof should be allowed as long as the threads don't degenerate into flamefests, which they sadly all too often do. Morality is something that differs from person to person, but as long as people can discuss them without going apetroll on eachother. Turning the boards into a 100% tech-community tends to turn forums into the electronic equivalent of listening to a bunch of politicians yabber for 6 hours on end (aka boring). Besides, it's good to learn a bit more about the people behind the nicknames, and that cannot be done without

    Apart from that, I'd say the same that's already has been said in this thread: If you don't like it, don't click it. Besides, what goes is up to the mods/admins, free speech does not exist in a private forum like this, and if you don't like the topics being discussed, there's a simple solution. Leave.
     
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    And you die from old age and cancer, but in those cases no one is shooting you. Seriously, that is a very silly statement. Death is an issue, but killing is far more serious.

    I can accept that you discuss hunting rifles/shotguns as they are made to hunt animals (then there's this question if that's ok, but that's a moral issue), but when it comes to sub-machines and fully automated things? That's just, pardon the expression, retarded. Such devices, although interesting (because they ARE interesting in many ways), is meant to kill humans. And that makes them disgusting. :shadedshu
     
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    I get your point, there are countless threads about these things that really make me wonder why they are started on this site. All the "I'm pathetic help me get a girlfriend" threads for example, asking on a techsite really makes no sense. Same goes for many of the gun/drugs threads. Most of the time I just question the social connections the topic starter has. When I want to know something about guns I don't ask IT geeks, I ask people that I know have knowledge about what I need to know.

    Even though I wouldn't ban the topics I agree they don't belong here. If you have questions about these things it makes more sense to go to a site/person/store that is aimed at these things. Then again, like I said, I won't be officially banning it and I doubt the admins will.
     
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    dont go to genral nosence....or just dont read the topic....freedom of speach :)
     
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    Hey as long as its not a terrorist threat or a death note thread, I say let it pass through General Nonsense.
     
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    Guns are designed to KILL PEOPLE, do not own a gun unless you intend in killing people.

    IN THE UK ITS ILLEGAL AS IS MOST OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD.

    IF guns are meant for killing how the hell is that FUN go on tell me because that what it boils down to.
    I know i could never kill another life, even if they did terrible shit to me or another person.

    Lets take an example someone tries to steal you car with a pick lock no guns knifes weapons, you pull out a gun do they deserve to die for stealing your car HELL NO, dont even hit back with IT deters them or scares them because there is no point owning a gun if you dont intend to kill someone thats what they are meant to do kill.

    Its okay to kill a person one way? but not another? its all murder and killing.

    Recreational use promotes use of guns and increases the likely hood of people getting killed.

    You want recreational use of guns, use a laser gun or a bb gun at a target range.
    FAKE BULLETS!!! LASER QUEST FTW!!!

    IF YOU HAVE TO KEEP IT ID RATHER IT WAS KEPT IN A PRIVATE MANOR


    FREEDOM OF SPEECH FUCK THIS IS THE INTERNET AND ITS GOT NO LAWS!!!
    Okay if i posted child porn would you say freedom of speech then, its extreme but the same deal here with guns drugs ect.

    Maybe sex and drugs havnt been talked about but its the same dealio but guns are much worse.

    2 people with guns wont stop each other firing will it?
     
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    CHILD PORN.......thats just going in a completely different direction....talking about guns is not illegal...looking at guns is not illegal....recommending people what gun to buy is not illegal.......
     
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    I think kiddy porn scars kids more than their father owning a gun. I know a lot of people who own guns, none of them have ever killed anyone with them, nor have they had the intent. I understand you're upset, because you aren't used to them and they are denied in your culture. Nobody is being harmed by these gun threads, and nobody is doing anything illegal. If they said, "What gun should I buy to most efficiently mow down my co-workers/school-mates" I could see your point.

    What are you so absolutely terrified of that you feel that individual freedom of speech should be eliminated?
     
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    :toast: well said my friend
     
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    3991vhtes is back!

    sorry, totally off topic...lol
     
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    If we all spent four hours a day preying to Jesus, and reading our bibles the world would be a much better place. We should force everyone to wear puritan clothing, and follow the path of God as it is put forth verbatim in the Bible. We should eliminate individual choice and freedom, because it only breeds sin. Then we could all live in a world devoid of fear, where there were no choices to be made, they could all be made for us. Anyone who choose to speak against that of the majority or the Bible could be severely punished.
     
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    Glad to be back as well *waits for the welcome back PM's*

    off topic as well :eek:
     
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    It is not okay to shoot targets with a real gun but you can shoot targets with pellet gun or shoot actual people with a laser gun? It is also okay to play violent, war based video games where you pretend to kill people, but shooting targets with a real gun is evil? You cannot have your cake and eat it too. Either guns are bad, including laser guns and pellet guns, or they are not. I am sorry but claiming guns make people violent is the same as claiming violent video games make people violent. Guns are not a drug that make rational people violent. The only solid argument one can offer is that guns make it easier for violent people to kill, but those violent people will still find a way. Crimes of passion are often committed with bare fists, knives, or bludgeoning.

    However, I do understand your point and your antipathy towards guns. Techpowerup is a tech forum and I do not understand why people ask about relationships, drugs, and guns. There are plenty of other forums for those types of things. Yet, if we are going to let people be social in general nonsense and discuss, life, politics, current events, and other social topics I cannot in good conscious ban these type of threads. So unless someone higher up (W1zzard or Urlyin) or the mods as a whole come to the conclusion that we are not going to allow these threads I am going to keep allowing them.
     

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