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Stephen





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Moderator's note: merging topics Reply with quote

When the recent topics gets flooded by a number of posts concerning one topic at its root (besides conservatism), those topics will be merged into one or two threads.

This is so one poster doesn't take the focus off of our focused discussion on conservatism.

Example:
currently 5 out of 8 of the recent topics are about Christianity, I will merge these topics eventually so that this forum doesn't primarily become a debating society on the minor details of Christianity. If I ran a forum dedicated to that religion, it would pass... however, this forum is about conservatism.

Similarly, if one poster is obsessed with marijuana and posts 7 different topics on minor variations on the same theme, those posts will be merged so that the topic of marijuana doesn't dominate and shift focus on this forum.

As moderators and owners of this forum, we provide some editorial control over the direction of the discussion so that Blogging Tories isn't a practice in chaotic conversational convergence on some random topic.
Stephen





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should also add that I do appreciate the discussion on most topics... it's the dominance of one 'special interest' topic over the rest that I'm concerned about.
Riley W





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn`t that beat the purpose of a section dedicated to religion?

I guess it could be argued its relative to Conservatism...because a faction (not all) of Conservatives mix Christianity/religion into politics.

Christian Right of the U.S.A. etc.

I can understand though, from the lurkers seeing 6/10 hot topics being about Christianity, beats the purpose of the forum.

Wish their was some general rule I could follow for threads in `Religion`
Stephen





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to talk about capital punishment, relate it to conservatism and bring up Christianity as an aside.

Just don't focus every topic on Christianity and X...

our model is

Conservatism and X.

(and X doesn't mean Christ in this context :lol: )

Also, if you're going to do a poll, don't make it exclusionary to people on these forums:
ie. "As a Christian... I believe A, B or C?"

I wouldn't stand for

"As a black man, poll option A, B or C" either...

nor

"As a lesbian living in Kansas, poll option A, B, or C?"

Again, the only real exclusionary variable that I might tolerate is:

"As a conservative... poll option A, B, or C?"
Mac





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Magical Herb and X? :lol:

-Mac
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