coaledsweat wrote:I'm sorry, I'm a little confused by the two lines bolded in your post. It is a hard to tell exactly what interpretation you arrived at. Are you saying the Mayor only allows a far right view or that Devil ran out of rope?
I think if you read the context in which I made that remark, my meaning is pretty clear. If you take a dispassionate view of all the political posts since Devil505 was banned, you’ll notice one thing: Only one side of these topics is typically represented, & the threads peter out after a very few posts. (When I first started (back in January) the political posts were very lively (to say the least) & could run on to many, many pages of posts, with all sides being heard from. Now, you’ll get a topic started, one or 2 “Dittos” & then nothing) Even Stockingful is a "No Show" lately.Why is that?
1. All the “moderates to liberals” suddenly became real busy in their private lives??
2. They don’t feel comfortable posting on off topic political threads anymore for fear that their views will bring personal attacks (from other members) or worse, that they may become the new “Lightening Rod” for management??
In my case the answer is #2 above, & I’m obviously not alone in that feeling.
I have to admit to a tinge of trepidation in even going this far, but I think it’s a subject that is obviously lingering in the minds of many other members here too. I have read all the stated reasons but I think the reality simply boils down to the very human emotions of anger & pride on one side & not knowing when to ease up on the other.
Either way, I feel the forum has suffered.