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    Speakers Corner is toxic

    Although I am new here, I was a member previously for a number of years.

    i have to say that the speakers corner has really degenerated into a toxic cesspool of hate. Much of this is obviously around the US election. I have read about people advocating for killing their fellow citizens, public hangings,seen videos advocating armed uprising. I have been linked to some sites that can only be described as batshit crazy. All this in a section which is supposed to have friendly discourse.

    In the last 2 weeks I have noticed a few old members delete their account, or say they won't post anymore. These issues even spill out into grow forums. To be honest there's some on here that I used to respect a lot; now not so much.

    In short, I think the speakers corner is causing huge disharmony and will harm the site in the long term. Personally I am trying to stay away, but have strong views so not always possible. It's like a daily soap opera that I hate, but can't keep away. Plus once you post in a thread it forever updates in my posts.

    Anyway if it was up to me I would ditch it altogether, or somehow clean it up. I know this won't happen but I just needed to vent.

    #2
    don't go there... pretty simple.
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      #3
      I agree. As a cannabis themed site, very few discussions should be tolerated outside of that topic. Unite under cannabis at ICMAG.

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        #4
        People are leaving this site in droves because of it. There are threads about it at many of the other forums. It's too bad. Used to be a good pot site. Now, it's just another hate site. No big deal. I love hate. Kill kill kill.
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          #5
          But all they have to do is ignore ONE sub-forum of god knows how many forums. I dunno... rather than get my panties in a bunch over some wackos I just turn the channel.
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            #6
            it's like a bar.

            if you don't like what is being discussed in the bar, there is the option of going to a different group of people, in the bar.

            there are still plenty of people over-nuting their plants in the infirmary section.
            Never Under-estimate the Psychopathic-ness of a Politician

            who is in Save the Children Mode.

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              #7
              Yea, but, you dont go to bars that have toxic customers... And what kind of bar wants to have that kind of rep anyway?

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                #8
                Originally posted by St. Phatty View Post
                it's like a bar.

                if you don't like what is being discussed in the bar, there is the option of going to a different group of people, in the bar.

                there are still plenty of people over-nuting their plants in the infirmary section.
                - The Speakers Corner is a place where you can virtually stand on a soap-box and say your piece - its free speech - so long as you remain civil and respect other members - this is not compulsory for you to do - or to read - there are many 'bars' or forums here - as St. Phatty has made the analogy - where you can sit quite comfortably and not be bothered by others - who wish to stand on a soap-box and freely speak their minds in The Speakers Corner -

                - I'm not a rap music fan - so I don't go to bars or clubs that play that sort of music - because I don't groove to it - but many others love it - as is their right - and I am not forced to listen to it - or even forced to post about it in some music thread/forum - as no member is forced to read or participate in the S.C. -

                - Members come and members go for a variety of reasons - they have the free will to do that - and if they wish to stand on a soapbox and say their piece - there is a forum for that - as there is a forum for all sorts of other interests - most all pertaining to cannabis cultivation -

                * ICMAG - is not just one bar/forum - it has so many for you to chose from - so many members wanted to talk about difficult topics - involving politics or religion - and I was tired of banning and censoring them for it - that is why the SC came about - if you don't like it - then don't go there to read or contribute - simple really -
                Last edited by Gypsy Nirvana; 12-02-2020, 09:19.
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                  #9
                  Good said St. Phatty, it´s like a bar, like a dark, bar deep in the US province. As I was new on ICMAG it was like a nice bar on an international airport.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Chi13 View Post
                    Anyway if it was up to me I would ditch it altogether, or somehow clean it up. I know this won't happen but I just needed to vent.
                    I like the "somehow clean it up" part, what do you suggest???

                    Insults get deleted and folks keep right on going.

                    Chronic insulters get a measly 1 week ban and folks scream.

                    ....... and don't forget, most peeps here smoke pot for a reason, need I say more???

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                      #11
                      As the old saying goes....
                      If ya can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
                      Sad to see people getting so worked up over politics though- the politicians will do what they like regardless of us.
                      Feck the lot of em.
                      "read the directions, even if you dont follow them.."

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                      Put out the joint, step away from the computer and go for a walk.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by CosmicGiggle View Post
                        I like the "somehow clean it up" part, what do you suggest???

                        Insults get deleted and folks keep right on going.

                        Chronic insulters get a measly 1 week ban and folks scream.

                        ....... and don't forget, most peeps here smoke pot for a reason, need I say more???
                        yeah, oh to be a mod. No thanks, but thanks for your work.
                        Originally posted by mr.brunch View Post
                        As the old saying goes....
                        If ya can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
                        Sad to see people getting so worked up over politics though- the politicians will do what they like regardless of us.
                        Feck the lot of em.
                        I take your point. Some others have also made it. It's like some crazy addictive train wreck, but yes I will try and keep away.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mr.brunch View Post
                          As the old saying goes....
                          If ya can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
                          Sad to see people getting so worked up over politics though- the politicians will do what they like regardless of us.
                          Feck the lot of em.
                          - Its not the Speakers Corner that is dividing/polarizing the people - its the media - if you all have been paying attention to it at all -

                          - at least we have the freedom here to discuss this - and give our take on the matter - The SC is not just an echo chamber for one side or the other of the political divide - its a place where thru civil discussion we can all realize that outside forces are polarizing us - as never before - amongst many other interesting topics that seem to divide us - where ALL voices can be heard - and hopefully come together with a better understanding of what is actually going on in the outside world -

                          - we only have a civilization because of reasonable and conscientious debate - its a process that is vital to maintain an understanding of each other - and what we like and dislike - to be able to project our opinions and views - which I believe is essential - particularly in these harrowing times -
                          Last edited by Gypsy Nirvana; 12-02-2020, 09:56.
                          'It can all start from a seed'

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                            #14
                            trump has the answer!

                            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...erminated.html

                            Trump threatens to veto defense bill unless it ends the 'very dangerous and unfair Section 230' that protects internet companies from being held liable for material posted by their users

                            Trump has once again demanded the repeal of Section 230, which shields internet companies from liability for content posted by its users

                            President took to Twitter on Tuesday threatening to veto the defense policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies

                            He called Section 230 'unfair' and very dangerous' to US national security

                            Trump has for months been waging war against social media companies
                            He has claimed companies like Twitter are biased against conservative voices

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                              #15
                              at least you can actually talk with some freedom here, on most sties i see dissident opinions are shouted down and quickly stamped out.

                              disagreements shouldn't be a big deal, surely its fine to hate some things, just part of being human

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