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    Default Political Junkies Group created

    Join in if you feel like it. I'll be curious to see how many people who complain about political debates stop by.

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    My observation is a number of members appear to come to TC to write significantly more number of posts here in the Community Forum about religion, politics, social issues etc. than they do about music in the music threads. Ths would suggest to me that perhaps other internet forums might be better suited for their passionate discussions. While we might get into heated discussions in other threads, at the very least, they are about music and by members who, by and large, have written more posts here in TC about music than they do about general mattters here in the Community Forum.

    Just my two cents of crumbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Ths would suggest to me that perhaps other internet forums might be better suited for their passionate discussions.
    True, but debates about politics (and often religion too) happen on any forum (or any I've visited). It's unfortunate, but it's inevitable. I think that as long as these debates are kept in one sub-forum, and are not insulting, they can/should be tolerated. "Not insulting" part one is not easy, but insults happen in Mozart vs Beethoven threads, too.

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    Political debates matter very greatly. Thanks to political debate, gay marriage is now legal in the state of New York, and homosexuals can join the US military with no legal stigma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    My observation is a number of members appear to come to TC to write significantly more number of posts here in the Community Forum about religion, politics, social issues etc. than they do about music in the music threads. Ths would suggest to me that perhaps other internet forums might be better suited for their passionate discussions. While we might get into heated discussions in other threads, at the very least, they are about music and by members who, by and large, have written more posts here in TC about music than they do about general mattters here in the Community Forum.

    Just my two cents of crumbs.
    Although we all often rub each other up the wrong way, I think - all possible internet fora considered - classical music is a good way to bond with people for wider cultural and political discussion. On other forums, the population may be far too crowded, and with that will probably be a lot more intolerable trolls; possibly even stricter moderation that quells discussion. Here, however, you can generally rely on people who post legibly and intelligently, and who are generally well-thought out in many areas of life having developed a keen interest in something as complex and esoteric as classical music.

    I think the forum should be just as much a place for meeting like-minded people in that respect and talking about whatever you want, as it is about actively talking about music.
    Last edited by Polednice; Oct-11-2011 at 00:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    Although we all often rub each other up the wrong way, I think - all possible internet fora considered - classical music is a good way to bond with people for wider cultural and political discussion. On other forums, the population may be far too crowded, and with that will probably be a lot more intolerable trolls; possibly even stricter moderation that quells discussion. Here, however, you can generally rely on people who post legibly and intelligently, and who are generally well-thought in many areas of life having developed a keen interest in something as complex and esoteric as classical music.

    I think the forum should be just as much a place for meeting like-minded people in that respect and talking about whatever you want, as it is about actively talking about music.
    Yes, I agree in principle. Our "bond" is our love of classical music. My original post above questioned the apparent intent of others who might appear to contradict that due to their overwhelming number of other posts about non-musical matters. Luckily, they are a minority and at times do share valued opinions about music. I only wish they contributed more in music than they do about these other matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fsharpmajor View Post
    Political debates matter very greatly. Thanks to political debate, gay marriage is now legal in the state of New York, and homosexuals can join the US military with no legal stigma.
    Yup, now everyone can get blown up in unethical wars!

    Equality.
    People who hide are afraid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fsharpmajor View Post
    Political debates matter very greatly. Thanks to political debate, gay marriage is now legal in the state of New York, and homosexuals can join the US military with no legal stigma.
    They do matter, but somehow I doubt that legislators came to this forum for an opinion (or any other forum for that matter). I think members who dislike politics here rightly do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regressivetransphobe View Post
    Yup, now everyone can get blown up in unethical wars!

    Equality.
    no no no - no more of this political talk in the forum where it is unwanted - take it to the groups!

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    I love it - I start a thread just to announce I have created a group where people can discuss politics . . . and people are using the thread to discuss politics. Old habits die hard.

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    Btw, DrMike's group page is located here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    My observation is a number of members appear to come to TC to write significantly more number of posts here in the Community Forum about religion, politics, social issues etc. than they do about music in the music threads. Ths would suggest to me that perhaps other internet forums might be better suited for their passionate discussions. While we might get into heated discussions in other threads, at the very least, they are about music and by members who, by and large, have written more posts here in TC about music than they do about general mattters here in the Community Forum.

    Just my two cents of crumbs.
    Well, assuming you avoid the temptation of joining the group, you will be spared us from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMike View Post
    I love it - I start a thread just to announce I have created a group where people can discuss politics . . . and people are using the thread to discuss politics. Old habits die hard.
    Speaking for myself, I didn't know about the forum groups until I clicked on Krummhorn's link to your group. How do I find them on TC's home page, though?

    I'm probably overlooking something very obvious here.

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    Just underneath the four major links (Home - Forum - Blog - What's New), there are some smaller ones (new posts etc.). Choose "Community" from that second list and click "Groups".

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    I thought I would post in this thread again, just to remind people of the Political Junkies Group, where you can discuss politics ad nauseum. Political threads have popped back up in the forum, so I thought people might need a reminder. Part of it is self-serving - activity in the group has greatly dropped off in the last month. It is a moderated group (by yours truly), but I accept all who wish to join, and have not deleted any posts yet, other than duplicates! So come on down to Crazy Rightwing Dr. Mike's Political Junkies Group to bash Republicans, Democrats, Labor, Green, Silly, etc.!

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