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    We have decided to alter our stance a little bit regarding political/religious discussions. Realizing that some discussions within Classical music are related to political or religious views and points, the staff, after a lengthy study session and meeting have decided to allow these discussions to occur on the open boards.

    We have created a new forum area Politics and Religion in Classical Music specifically for the Discussion of political, religious, and other potentially contentious topics in relation to classical music - please note the keywords "in relation to classical music".

    The new forum area is in the Music & Repertoire area entiled "Politics and Religion related in classical music".

    Down and out discussions about politics/religion unrelated to classical music will not be allowed. Period!

    As always, the same rules apply about being civil to one another, and this new forum has certain restrictions in place from the start ...

    Here's the catch ...

    Only members with 3 or less active infraction points will be able to participate (create new threads, post in threads) in its discussions.

    Those with 4 or more active infraction points will not be allowed to post in that particular forum area. Most infractions are time limited and eventually expire ... once the active infraction points drop to 3 or lower, the member will once again have access and will be able to participate.

    The Rules & Regulations have been revised.
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    For clarity: I assume this means don't start a thread unrelated to classical music (perfectly reasonable), but what about thread drift? These discussions have a tendency to go from specifics to generalities, and their relevance to music recedes into the distance. Is this acceptable? To take a specific example, would the "Tchaikovsky wasn't gay" thread be stopped at the same point or allowed to continue further?

    Anyway, thanks for creating the new area - I look forward to some interesting discussions...

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    I don't agree in putting this subforum immediately after the main forum "Classical Music Discussion". I think that the other subforums until "The movie corner" are more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleazk View Post
    I don't agree in putting this subforum immediately after the main forum "Classical Music Discussion". I think that the other subforums until "The movie corner" are more important.
    I agree. I would preferably have it moved below the genre-specific sections, above The Movie Corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleazk View Post
    I don't agree in putting this subforum immediately after the main forum "Classical Music Discussion". I think that the other subforums until "The movie corner" are more important.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlerian View Post
    I agree. I would preferably have it moved below the genre-specific sections, above The Movie Corner.
    Do not worry The "Politics and Religion" forum will not stay where it is for long. It will instead likely be moved to a position right above the Movie forum (as you both suggest), or perhaps turned into a subforum of the Classical Music Discussion. The exact placement hasn't been decided yet, but it will be soon.

    The reason for its current prominent placement is simply to "kick-start" it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nereffid View Post
    For clarity: I assume this means don't start a thread unrelated to classical music (perfectly reasonable), but what about thread drift? These discussions have a tendency to go from specifics to generalities, and their relevance to music recedes into the distance. Is this acceptable? To take a specific example, would the "Tchaikovsky wasn't gay" thread be stopped at the same point or allowed to continue further?

    Anyway, thanks for creating the new area - I look forward to some interesting discussions...
    I think it's impossible to set exact rules about "drifting", but as long as a thread doesn't drift too far away, I don't see a problem - as long as there is a clear line from the original topic. If it drifts too much, we will probably post a message in the thread asking everyone to get back on track

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    I'm seeing my Doctor for 'thread drift' tomorrow morning.....

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    This will escalate really quickly, won't it?

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    Oh dear. I like the people here, nothing can change that quicker than learning that they have horrible (to me at least) political views

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    I know it's silly to be bothered by it, but "classical music" isn't capitalised and yet all key words in the other sub-forums are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schubussy View Post
    Oh dear. I like the people here, nothing can change that quicker than learning that they have horrible (to me at least) political views
    My solution is to stay out. No politics or religion for me. I spend a lot of effort just trying to avoid talk radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilmarilion View Post
    I know it's silly to be bothered by it, but "classical music" isn't capitalised and yet all key words in the other sub-forums are!
    Certainly can't have that!

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    As somebody said (Harrison Ford?), "I have a bad feeling about this..."


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    As somebody said (Harrison Ford?), "I have a bad feeling about this..."
    I know what you mean--I myself was hoping for a forum area specifically devoted to Wagner and Nazism to keep discussion there focused. However, as always I appreciate the moderators' time and efforts with this wonderful site, and just hope they aren't creating too much more work for themselves!

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    The first time I saw this other announcement about "Politics and Religion in Classical Music" I thought: "oh, just another shut-up-about-those-topics memo", but this is a pleasant surprise. Thank you guys! This is one more proof that we have a great team on here :-)
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
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