Political Discussion in The Speakers Corner....
Recently I had a member of ICMAG question me in regards to allowing political discussions in The Tokers Den....here is my response:
Well mate, we have tried banning and binning all political posts for years, but I found that it just led to so many members getting pissed off at us and leaving or trolling the site...... A while ago I started to allow political discussion only in the Tokers Den, but of course passions fly and I need to closely monitor it to try and keep the ad hominem attacks minimal and the flow of the debate constant, basically trying to get everyone to understand that yes they can talk politics so long as they are civil about it and respectful to other members views, no matter how radical they may seem. Recently we have moved topics of this type of discussion to The Speakers Corner.
It has led to some thoroughly interesting threads/posts, so long as I keep trying to keep the members in-line and pop a post or two in their to remind them of the rules of engagement it seems to work most of the time.
I reckon that it is important for members to be able to engage on such topics in such a way that they actually start learning how to 'join the dots' and gain a more rounded view of world politics and what might really be going on outside of the main-stream-media's obviously bias views on current events....after all KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
* Whether members identify with the left or right are centrists, anarchist, socialists, liberals, democrats, republicans, labourites, conservatives, pontiffs/papists, communists or Indian chiefs etc etc etc, they are welcome to participate in these debates, so long as they adhere to these rules of engagement.
**If any of you have any comments around me allowing political discussion in the Speakers Corner, then by all means post below.
'It can all start from a seed'
Last edited by Gypsy Nirvana; 09-28-2018 at 09:21 PM..