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Title: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: filmexec on March 05, 2018, 07:33:29 PM
I am getting sick of all the political opinions on this site. This is the Net and is full of political websites for me to vent my opinions. I read CBlog to inform me of my favorite Team for 50 years! That's right I have been a fan since the 50's. I have cheered for Bill Russell, Bob Cousey, Jo Jo White, Larry Bird, Paul Pierce and all iterations of the C's. But I am thinking about leaving CBlog because it's becoming a soapbox for people's political agenda? **** does that have to do with the Celtics?  Please clear it up and go back to covering the C's and stop wasting my time!
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: nickagneta on March 05, 2018, 07:41:47 PM
Celticsblog has been a site that has, all but for a short time, always been a community that discusses just about anything, including politics. As a community, we get to talk about everything and, just about anything, we want.

My advice is if you don't like the political talk, don't visit those threads. If you feel you can't do that there is the option to limit your access and not be able to open Current Events threads. Send a PM to Roy H. He can take care of that for you.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: PhoSita on March 05, 2018, 07:46:47 PM
Just get yourself banned from the Current Events forum and you won't even see the posts at all anymore.  :)

I find that my enjoyment of the site has improved considerably since I stopped reading, let alone attempting to participate in, the political conversations in the CE forum.  I think a person would be better off seeking entertainment in the act of aggressively slamming their forehead into a brick wall.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: gouki88 on March 05, 2018, 09:01:54 PM
Just get yourself banned from the Current Events forum and you won't even see the posts at all anymore.  :)

I find that my enjoyment of the site has improved considerably since I stopped reading, let alone attempting to participate in, the political conversations in the CE forum.  I think a person would be better off seeking entertainment in the act of aggressively slamming their forehead into a brick wall.
Is that what NCE means?
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: JSD on March 05, 2018, 09:06:24 PM
Just get yourself banned from the Current Events forum and you won't even see the posts at all anymore.  :)

I find that my enjoyment of the site has improved considerably since I stopped reading, let alone attempting to participate in, the political conversations in the CE forum.  I think a person would be better off seeking entertainment in the act of aggressively slamming their forehead into a brick wall.
Is that what NCE means?

Yep. “No Current Events”
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 05, 2018, 09:09:15 PM
Just get yourself banned from the Current Events forum and you won't even see the posts at all anymore.  :)

I find that my enjoyment of the site has improved considerably since I stopped reading, let alone attempting to participate in, the political conversations in the CE forum.  I think a person would be better off seeking entertainment in the act of aggressively slamming their forehead into a brick wall.

I feel like way less of a failure to know that you've also been ban-branded.

If there are any other NGT's out there looking for friends -- and perhaps more importantly, looking to find 'self' again -- please PM me!

This is only 20% sarcasm, 80% shame.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: blink on March 05, 2018, 09:11:44 PM
As long as the site and the mods have a section on current events / politics people can make those type of posts.  If you don't want to read them, don't read them.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: jpotter33 on March 05, 2018, 09:16:50 PM
Just get yourself banned from the Current Events forum and you won't even see the posts at all anymore.  :)

I find that my enjoyment of the site has improved considerably since I stopped reading, let alone attempting to participate in, the political conversations in the CE forum.  I think a person would be better off seeking entertainment in the act of aggressively slamming their forehead into a brick wall.

I must say, I do have to concur with this. For the last several months I've been swamped at work and home with a new baby, and I've only really been able to post on here during gamethreads and some during the weekend, much less than in the past. It has been much more enjoyable for me (and probably others, too  :P).

Hell, there's been a gun control thread floating around the latest forum topics for several weeks now, and I haven't even posted in it once. Pretty proud of my restraint on that one.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: trickybilly on March 05, 2018, 09:17:56 PM
This has potential to become a great thread. Trump will probably ruin it.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 05, 2018, 09:25:20 PM
I post on both and get a kick out of both.   I like the idea that we are mostly Celtics fans (unifying) but also have diverse opinions.  To be honest, I think it's useful as a reminder that there are things that bind us together as people even when it seems that other things are pulling us apart.  We are not monolithic, not just C's fans -- we have other thoughts and ideas.  I think it makes for a great blog and I appreciate having the politics option.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: liam on March 05, 2018, 09:33:02 PM
I post on both and get a kick out of both.   I like the idea that we are mostly Celtics fans (unifying) but also have diverse opinions.  To be honest, I think it's useful as a reminder that there are things that bind us together as people even when it seems that other things are pulling us apart.  We are not monolithic, not just C's fans -- we have other thoughts and ideas.  I think it makes for a great blog and I appreciate having the politics option.

Good point!
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: jambr380 on March 05, 2018, 09:53:37 PM
I post on both and get a kick out of both.   I like the idea that we are mostly Celtics fans (unifying) but also have diverse opinions.  To be honest, I think it's useful as a reminder that there are things that bind us together as people even when it seems that other things are pulling us apart.  We are not monolithic, not just C's fans -- we have other thoughts and ideas.  I think it makes for a great blog and I appreciate having the politics option.

TP, good point. While I am not an overly-active poster in the CE threads, I find reading through them to be fairly informative.

It is nice not just having to read a random comments section (which is mostly absolutely horrible!). Not only do we all have a common connection, but there is also accountability - both in your reputation as a poster and in keeping things clean; hence, the NCE designation. I do wish we could bring some banned posters back, though - we lost some great contributors to a single crime of passion  ;D
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: jambr380 on March 05, 2018, 10:00:00 PM
To give some validity to the OP's post, some members mostly only click on the 'Latest Forum Topics' on the right hand side of the screen. Currently, 3/8 topics are not sports/Cs related (Oscars and Racial Inequality, Trump, and this one). If you are coming here and want to avoid political posts, that isn't a great way to start.

I would say to separate out the section like what was done with the fantasy league stuff (thank you for this btw!!), but the site might get a little too segmented at that point. For someone like me, I don't know that I would ever click on a CE thread if it wasn't in my Latest Forum Topics section.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: green_bballers13 on March 05, 2018, 10:00:34 PM
I post on both and get a kick out of both.   I like the idea that we are mostly Celtics fans (unifying) but also have diverse opinions.  To be honest, I think it's useful as a reminder that there are things that bind us together as people even when it seems that other things are pulling us apart.  We are not monolithic, not just C's fans -- we have other thoughts and ideas.  I think it makes for a great blog and I appreciate having the politics option.

TP, good point. While I am not an overly-active poster in the CE threads, I find reading through them to be fairly informative.

It is nice not just having to read a random comments section (which is mostly absolutely horrible!). Not only do we all have a common connection, but there is also accountability - both in your reputation as a poster and in keeping things clean; hence, the NCE designation. I do wish we could bring some banned posters back, though - we lost some great contributors to a single crime of passion  ;D

Haha I still don't know why I was banned from CE. I reached out to the mods and haven't heard back. I'm in the CelticsBlog Current Events jail, which is OK. Though I'll post about non Celtics related info somewhat frequently here, I still find the basketball related forums on this site to be superior to the others. If I want to talk about Russia, movies, or the Patriots, there are clearly better outlets.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: Pucaccia on March 06, 2018, 12:19:18 AM
I am getting sick of all the political opinions on this site. This is the Net and is full of political websites for me to vent my opinions. I read CBlog to inform me of my favorite Team for 50 years! That's right I have been a fan since the 50's. I have cheered for Bill Russell, Bob Cousey, Jo Jo White, Larry Bird, Paul Pierce and all iterations of the C's. But I am thinking about leaving CBlog because it's becoming a soapbox for people's political agenda? **** does that have to do with the Celtics?  Please clear it up and go back to covering the C's and stop wasting my time!

I agree, this is one place where we can all come together as Celtic fans and leave all that other stuff somewhere else.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: SparzWizard on March 06, 2018, 12:22:11 AM
Lol I just read whatever piques my interest on the "Latest Forum Topics". And then seek some more under "Forums" and the categories they got to offer.

Been doing this since 2011 after finding SB Nation and Celtics Blog...and still going!
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: Jiri Welsch on March 06, 2018, 03:18:16 AM
We’re all competitors. That’s why politics coincides so nicely, it’s just one big competition!
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: hodgy03038 on March 06, 2018, 07:25:04 AM
Just get yourself banned from the Current Events forum and you won't even see the posts at all anymore.  :)

I find that my enjoyment of the site has improved considerably since I stopped reading, let alone attempting to participate in, the political conversations in the CE forum.  I think a person would be better off seeking entertainment in the act of aggressively slamming their forehead into a brick wall.

I feel like way less of a failure to know that you've also been ban-branded.

If there are any other NGT's out there looking for friends -- and perhaps more importantly, looking to find 'self' again -- please PM me!

This is only 20% sarcasm, 80% shame.

What is an NGT?
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: Redz on March 06, 2018, 07:27:08 AM
I got a little excited thinking maybe Master PO had returned!
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: Ed Hollison on March 06, 2018, 08:30:42 AM
I agree with the OP. These forums shouldn't be rigidly Celtics-focused -- I enjoy that yardwork/homeowners thread from time to time, for instance -- but lately I see a lot of pointless political bickering that accomplishes nothing. Mostly those posts seem like a platform for people to sound off with their pre-existing views, not anything productive or even entertaining to read.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: tstorey_97 on March 06, 2018, 09:10:10 AM
There was a day where there were more political threads than NBA available for comment.

I am sure everyone here has their own reasons for coming to the forum.

I come here to escape, Trump, guns and all of the "triggers" used by the media to get an emotional rise out of me.

My sports team doesn't talk about all of the horrors being circulated daily, they talk about the passion of, for us, rebuilding and climbing the mountain back to a title and all that entails. These players, our heroes, are not viewed in the political lens. They take us away from it and give us hope for another basketball victory.

Meanwhile, the news just wants to engulf me in despair as that is what they are paid to do.

BTW. I am old, so I can tell you this about the "news". In 1972, they were saying that era's version of all the world ending crap that is on today and none of it came true.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on March 06, 2018, 09:16:18 AM
Just get yourself banned from the Current Events forum and you won't even see the posts at all anymore.  :)

I find that my enjoyment of the site has improved considerably since I stopped reading, let alone attempting to participate in, the political conversations in the CE forum.  I think a person would be better off seeking entertainment in the act of aggressively slamming their forehead into a brick wall.

I feel like way less of a failure to know that you've also been ban-branded.

If there are any other NGT's out there looking for friends -- and perhaps more importantly, looking to find 'self' again -- please PM me!

This is only 20% sarcasm, 80% shame.

What is an NGT?

No game thread.  We are men and women just like you, but challenged with the baseline processing of a petulant child.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: indeedproceed on March 06, 2018, 09:29:10 AM
I got a little excited thinking maybe Master PO had returned!

I got a little terrified.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: KGs Knee on March 06, 2018, 09:51:32 AM
I got a little excited thinking maybe Master PO had returned!

I got a little terrified.

I miss PO, that guy was awesome.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: filmexec on March 06, 2018, 01:13:11 PM
I got a little excited thinking maybe Master PO had returned!

No I'm the guy in your picture, Johnny Most! Only without the voice, [dang]!
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: kozlodoev on March 06, 2018, 01:19:19 PM
No game thread.  We are men and women just like you, but challenged with the baseline processing of a petulant child.
Just out of sheer curiousity, I wonder how a double NCE NGT displays in the forums...
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: Donoghus on March 06, 2018, 01:25:28 PM
No game thread.  We are men and women just like you, but challenged with the baseline processing of a petulant child.
Just out of sheer curiousity, I wonder how a double NCE NGT displays in the forums...

The space/time continuum gets distorted & the universe collapses upon itself.
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: deepgreenventricle on March 06, 2018, 03:16:30 PM
So the underlying suggestion is to shut up and post about dribbling? Excellent timing.

Fascinating take, OP. The basics are pretty consistent on any platform -- if you don't want to read about it, don't click on it. You're not being assailed by pop-up political ads.

Now if you'll please excuse me, I need to go shoo some whippersnappers off of my lawn...
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: triboy16f on March 06, 2018, 03:20:32 PM
OP just don't read it

its a free forum
Title: Re: PLease no more POlitical Posts!
Post by: green_bballers13 on March 06, 2018, 03:41:00 PM
I honestly don't get the OP's logic: I don't like political posts. Because I don't like such posts, they shouldn't exist on the Celtics Blog.