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  1. CStylen

    CStylen New Member

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    Due to the size and content of the "who'll be the better president" thread, I suggest a separate sub-forum for "Politics".

    ALOT of issues have been dicussed in that thread, some of which do not pertain specifically to the candidates.

    It would be easier for users to read and possibly easier to moderate if topics were organized under a Politics sub-forum.

    Since this site is non partisan, it's a great place to openly discuss issues.

    I'm not sure if "sub-forum" is the right word, but I think you get my drift.

    Thoughts?
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  2. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    no, this is not a political site, no need for it, GN is good enough

    sorry if that sounded a little harsh, it wasn't meant to be, just wanted to say that with as few words as possible
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    NASIOC has a politics section which I wasted quite a bit of time in. I found the debate here much more tolerable since there is a more international crowd.
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    ------------->I hate politics.<-------------


    I get enough of it outside this forum.
    I do not want it in here aswell
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    It is a hot topic now, but after the election I bet there will be a lot less political threads.
    I agree with Das muffin man, GN is the ticket.
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    yeah Scrizz I understand your sentiment, I think the OP's intention was that for people like yourself, you need never visit such said sub forum.

    Personally I think as a tech site, it should stick to that. Inadverntantly our own views on politics and international events will come out but I don't think this should be a focus for the site, even in a sub forum.

    Tye
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    das müffin mann New Member

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    make a GN political thread no biggie and no wasted space
  8. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    No. This is a hardware and gaming website. While we are glad you enjoy the politics thread(s), that is not the primary focus of this website and a handful of threads are more than sufficient. There are plenty of other websites whose focus is the discussion of politics.
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    Amen, or Praise JD whatever your choice.




    If a shithead politician is high enough up in the running to be talked about, they are already in the back pocket of some large companies and are only lying to get in office and do the bidding of their corporate master.
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    It would make half the mods quit and the other half ban everyone that posted in that section..

    Not a good idea.
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    I am sick of politics, but looking at Palin isn't all bad. I agree with Polaris573 though.
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    Id say lets keep politics to minimum the one topic thats guarenteed to bring out the best and worst in everyone.
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    its a good idea. lots of sites, general interest and otherwise, have Politics / News forums. and the discussion is kept fairly straight, if not without humor and levity. anything political whether it be matters of country, state, law, controversial topoics, etc....can be discussed there. usually only takes one mod, roo. because its fairly obvious what goes and what doesn't

    no one will post in there unless they are interested, so no one else really needs to be concerned with whether TPU has a Politics / News forum or not

    i'm just sayin' its a fairly ordinary forum for boards such as this one to have
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    The only way I want a political subforum is when someone shows me how well a politician can overclock, then I think we could just add them to the Hardware section.

    IMHO if you want to talk politics then why show up to a tech forum to do so?

    Im sure a bit of googling will land you in plenty of heated political debates/blogs.
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    TPU ≠ PPU

    In Soviet TPU, PPU is physics processing unit.

    The frontpage poll was a seasonal exception.
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    If you want to read about politics go to www.cnn.com, plain and simple. :)
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    das müffin mann New Member

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    i hear you can overclock obama to 5.3 ghz:laugh:
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    Yeah, using Americano, containing Campari and Sweet Vermouth source

    ...only that he's likely to fail memtest86 among other stability tests.
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    well the "General Nonsense" forum seemed to be less so when i visited, thats all. politics is spilling over into it, whether its there for politics or not. maybe its just the season (political one) but it was sort of unnerving when my innocent little "President Obama Is Giving Me A $100 Tax Break" thread seemed to be takin' seriously by many. heck i even posted items i was going to purchase! some posters were like "well son he isn't President, yet." others were like "you'll be lucky if you ever see it"

    then it just got serious

    i thought that forum was for "general nonsense"

    to me that says "lighthearted" and fun. thats why i posted products i would buy with my tax break. i was waiting for teh funny. the funny never came

    someone posted some KFC :(

    so, its obvious some users here are interested in politics. so a forum to keep them posting HERE...where they can post about politics with other interested board members, would seem to make some sense. it is a rather large board

    however, i do see how it is a completely tech oriented board. except for general nonsense. so...perhaps i just find that name misleading, "nonsense." Maybe "General Discussion" would be a better name? although sub forums for that could happen. politics being one of them

    just my 2 cents
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    Dislike this idea, it falls under general chit chat and was fun to take part in and I learned a lot about the American system. It should not have it's own part as it'll become hard to manage with a staff that already has a million and one jobs to do.

    This is a technology forum/site and to make it better and get better recognition it does not need to be dragged down by squabbles in a thread that doesn't really belong within it.
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    Just be sure to "spread the thermal paste around" :laugh:
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    I think its not needed. WE can just have separate threads in the GN section. Loved the OC Obama to 5.3ghz comment. That made my day.
  25. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    i really wanna see what he can do on some ln2

    idk if i have that much thermal paste ;)

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