Just What Is The Definition Of A Political Post?

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  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    So just what are the rules of engagement here as to what constitutes a “political post“?

    If someone makes a post about gasoline and someone points out that Congress caused the problem, does that constitute a political post? We used to have a weeks long threads discussing things that affect our world.

    The President of the United States contracting a deadly disease it’s certainly not political.

    We’ve never allowed nor have there ever been, to my knowledge, out and out vote for Joe for Office. But it just seems we’re getting a little too strict on what we throw to the holding tank now.

    So one member here wants policies in place that keep gas prices low so the family can boat a lot. Another member wants policies in place to save the lake from destruction. Is that politics? Or is that just Boating life?

    Don’t let cancel culture come to CSR! Let’s all get along and live through Boating life together, just like we do with the real dock...
  2. Third Edition

    Third Edition Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    IMO politics in normal posts, and in the Tiki Bar in particular, should be OK. Name calling and abusiveness is not OK. The policy should be focused on actions/words of members, not the topics. If members stick to the topic and abandon name calling all should be good.
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  3. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    The problem is that even what seems to start out non-political (POTUS got the Flu) turns into a pissing match between the liberals and the conservatives and even the Canadians.
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  4. Third Edition

    Third Edition Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    True. It seems that rather than try to moderate the discussions and privately taking to task those the moderators think are being abusive, etc., it's easiest for the moderators to junk the whole discussion because it's a boating forum.
  5. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    We try not to Junk anything until it is reported. Keep in mind we all have real jobs. (Well some of us do :)) If you want to keep posting to the thread just go to the holding tank. Very rarely are threads closed/deleted. Thanks
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  6. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
  7. Third Edition

    Third Edition Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Understood and your efforts are appreciated. As others have noted, the issue with the holding tank is there seems to be no mechanism to be alerted to subsequent posts.
  8. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    That is correct when it gets moved it does not show up in the daily post anymore. You have to go there and check to see if anything has been posted.
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  9. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

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  10. Dabble

    Dabble Member

    May 26, 2020
    Olympia, WA
    1997 330 Sundancer
    2000 230 Bow Rider
    97 - Twin 5.7 Merc V-Drives
    2000 - 5.7 Bravo III
    I appreciate very much what the moderators have done cleaning up the forums. Thanks for your hard work (on what I assume is a volunteer basis).
  11. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    A political post is when someone else is too stupid to see things the way I do.
  12. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    Society has gotten soft and over sensitive. See all the metrosexuals, snowflakes, and some millennials.

    As a woman at the bar said to me recently...” honey, there are no men.”

    I couldn’t agree more.

    And yes, I picked up her tab and stood up when she went to the powder room.
  13. hughespat57

    hughespat57 Active Member

    Sep 25, 2016
    Rock Hill, SC
    300 Sundancer 1994, trailered tri-axle LoadRite roller
    Mercruiser 5.7 260HP Alpha One Gen II, twin
    I know of the feature to ignore a specific user.
    Is there a similar method to ignore a thread or a whole forum from?
    So it wont show up in new posts.
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  14. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    Recently sold and currently buying a 2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    No it's a concept called free will. Most thread titles are indicative of the subject and you won't be lured out of your 'safe space' into a scary thread that will hurt your feelers. Simply open only threads you are sure your mommy will approve of and would let you read. Really?
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  15. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Too much caffeine today?
    A user asks a valid question on how the forum works, and you choose to berate them and not answer the question, yet telling them not to read things or respond to things that they might not appreciate. Hmmm , isn’t that a great example of situational irony?
  16. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Active Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer & Goplus 7.5' / 2.6hp outboard.
    Previous: 180BR, 220DA, 268DA, 250DA, 268DA
    7.4 Bravo 1
    You can go to your profile. There is a setting so (normally as soon as you post or reply it sets watch thread) you uncheck box to watch threads. Works wonders, keeps your cardiologist very happy.
  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Or common sense
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