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TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
24711 posts

Can we go back to no politics on this board?
The problem with discussing politics isn’t a political problem. It’s that the anonymity of this board can hinder posters from understanding each other on a fundamental human level. We’re to a point where people are unable or unwilling to disassociate someone’s politics from literally anything they post on here. That’s got to stop. We deserve better

The rule (guideline?) isn’t to suppress anyone’s viewpoint. It’s to preserve the other discussions that we have on here that make this board a truly great place to interact with other Auburn fans.

I’m tired of the divisive bull shite here. It’s pervasive enough in our everyday lives. There’s other outlets on this website to articulate your thoughts and feelings on the world around Auburn Sports. This board just isn’t one of them.

This isn’t directed at anyone. This isn’t motivated by anything unique to today. I’d just like to keep the drama limited to Gus’s bitch tits, QB height, contract buyouts, and Jordan Hare renovations


BuckFama334
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Central Alabama
Member since Aug 2018
917 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
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Gus’s bitch tits


Lanier would love to smother and cover those bad boys.



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awestruck
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Member since Jan 2015
5934 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
Dammit

You forgetting the O'line ....
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GenesChin
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The Promise Land
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re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
Support


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ChexMix
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Taste the Deliciousness
Member since Apr 2014
13847 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
The biggest election of our lifetime. Not surprised at the political tension


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Rhino5
Auburn Fan
Atlanta
Member since Nov 2014
21094 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
I’m with you, but it’s the only thing going on right now. There’s zero sports.

No one in our lifetime has ever seen entire sports leagues cancelled, and it’s tied to politics.

Time to figure where you stand and draw a line.


TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
24711 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
That’s fine, but not here. There’s other, more appropriate, places to do that.


Rhino5
Auburn Fan
Atlanta
Member since Nov 2014
21094 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
I’m down. Delete his political bull shite.

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Posted by PubeCrab on 7/4/20 at 4:23 pm to ellitor
And fricking Alabama students throwing Covid parties. Wear a damn mask if you are a true patriot, it’s not that hard. .


LINK


TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
24711 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
I’m not a mod. They already deleted part of that thread. And that’s not the point. Let’s get away from the granular and focus on the bigger picture here.

I’m calling on us to be our own mods. It’s not hard not diffuse situations. It’s not hard to read something you don’t like and move on from it. Nobody is a hero for anonymously owning the idiot.


Jyrdis
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I barely know her
Member since Aug 2015
8403 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
I blame Lanier for starting those divisive threads.


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Ross
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Oct 2007
41496 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
In the past we took a hardline stance against discussions that veered into really anything that wasn’t related to Auburn University with specific attention placed on political discussions, but I made the call that given the circumstances and the overlap of certain issues with the ability of Auburn to play the sports we all love to watch, that conversation of these issues could persist as long as we could relate them to Auburn in some form or fashion and the dialogue remained civil. This was partially done because we really don’t have high volumes of posts on this board; so I figured it wouldn’t be difficult to moderate, and everyone here has traditionally been very cordial, so I expected a healthy dialogue might evolve.

However, I’m not sure what possessed me to think that because discussing politics online always ends up in a heated place even during normal times, and in today’s climate we are approaching a state where there are always hardline stances with limited capacity for nuance on any issue. Either way, this is a sports message board; and I started a discussion on the admin forum asking for us to establish a firm set of rules because some of these issues are caused by the ambiguity of the rules/guidelines we impose here.

In the interim while that’s being hashed out, I think it’s appropriate to say any commentary on COVID that isn’t directly relevant to the scheduling of Auburn athletic events, and any political discussion meeting that same criteria, can be assumed off limits on this board. Exceptions can be made for threads marked OT, but those threads should be limited in scope to sympathy threads, with ellitor’s thread being the motivation for this type of exception. There is always the O-T Lounge(s) and Political Talk for those types of discussions if people here want to dive in.
This post was edited on 7/6 at 12:04 am


TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
24711 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
There is always the opportunity for a thread to go awry. It’s unrealistic to expect mommy and daddy to separate us every time we’re provoked. You guys can’t monitor every minute of this board.

This is not a rant against moderators. This is a request for the board to step up and take ownership of this space. Posters ultimately dictate what goes on here and we’ve regulated this board with minimal moderation for a very long time. I want to see that continue. And I want to see Lanier punished for the crimes mentioned in this thread. It’s past time.


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makersmark1
Auburn Fan
earth
Member since Oct 2011
8479 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
“Inside zone after every first down” is an unconscious bias that Gus has oppressed me with for years.



LanierSpots
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Senior Sidewalk Fan
Member since Sep 2010
48853 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
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I blame Lanier for starting those divisive threads.



I tried to tell you all god dammit. I am somewhat offended that Jones gets to be the one to make a damn rule around here. He isnt anything but a short little slant e. frick it. I admit it. I like him and will obey his rule. I actually have been. Dont like the topic at all. Not that I dont have a opinion or that I cant discuss it, it just seems to always go in the toilet. Rig can frick off though. And all you low swingers, stay away from my wife.

Its a hard topic for anyone to have a reasonable discussion anytime, especially right now. People are very emotional about it and people here have shows that their emotions guide them. We see it with the football posts.

IF any of you want to recommend a new grill, Im all ears. My 10 year old Weber has about fallen apart. Going to put some treatment on my deck next weekend and when I take the grill off the deck to put the treatment down, it wont be returning. Thinking about a Weber Genesis and maybe even getting a egg but I dont have a lot of knowledge about them.




awestruck
Auburn Fan
Member since Jan 2015
5934 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
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“Inside zone after every first down”
. .. must be his 19th nervous covid breakdown.

'Here it comes, here it comes, Here it comes, here it comes'


quote:

Well, it seems to me that you have seen too much in too few years And though you've tried you just can't hide Your eyes are edged with tears [Chorus 1] You better stop Look around Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown


Jyrdis
Rider Fan
I barely know her
Member since Aug 2015
8403 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?


Well maybe you shouldn’t start threads about Gus’ offense.


LanierSpots
Auburn Fan
Senior Sidewalk Fan
Member since Sep 2010
48853 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
That thread had so much potential.


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AUtigerNOLA
Auburn Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2011
16658 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
I love the Egg. I believe it’s worth the price based on the lifetime warranty it has and the versatility. That or Komodo Joe and you got a grill for life. If you got any questions about it let me know.
This post was edited on 7/6 at 7:14 am


Weagle25
Auburn Fan
THE Football State.
Member since Oct 2011
38513 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
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My 10 year old Weber has about fallen apart.

Wtf did you do to that thing? Weber’s never die


TheRig
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Member since Aug 2011
38743 posts

re: Can we go back to no politics on this board?
I just put together a Weber last night. Little E-210. Really excited about that sucker


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