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  1. bluto

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    I noticed there is an absence of outright political discussion on the forum . Good .

    Being new , I am wondering is there some gentleman’s agreement , an unspoken law to not go there ?

    Given the political upheaval in the daily news , its impressive to see posters holding their tongue so well and eloquently .

    “listen: there’s a hell
    of a good universe next door; let’s go”
    Posted 5 months ago #
  2. ashdigger

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    It's the rules. Politics are forbidden here. End of story.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
    Posted 5 months ago #
  3. dmcmtk

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    See Forum Rule 6,

    "Political Posts Not Allowed

    6. We want to keep it friendly and fun around here. Political threads make it nearly impossible to maintain that type of atmosphere, so they are forbidden ... (unless they have to do with tobacco policies and legislation)."

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/forum-rules-read-before-posting-please-1

    Dave
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    Posted 5 months ago #
  4. bluto

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    Rules , yes

    But nary an occasional swipe or dig , cool.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. jpmcwjr

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    Pretty straight forward! LINK to the page.

    Also there's a page on etiquette.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. bluto

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    What happens to political posts , are they vanquished , the offending parties put in the penalty box

    The pipe cops come to their house and confiscate their molto dolce ...

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. cosmicfolklore

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    We have members from around the world, and frankly, I’d rather not know someone’s opinion on that crap. It’s hard enough talking to someone who has said that they like Mixture 79, much less...

    Michael
    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. sablebrush52

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    What happens to political posts , are they vanquished , the offending parties put in the penalty box

    The pipe cops come to their house and confiscate their molto dolce ...

    People too dumb, or too narcissistic, to take the hint eventually get put in the cornfield, from whence they are never heard of again.

    The posts get erased.

    There's nothing more certain to kill a forum than political discussion. It's been tried many times and it never works. I even helped underwrite a pipe forum where we allowed political discussion in a "closed to the public" sub forum. To be able to see it you had to sign up for it. Just an unmitigated disaster. The bad behavior eventually spread out into the public sections of the forum like shit from a broken sewer main. So I had to pull my financial support, as did several others, and the forum closed down.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. mso489

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    I place tremendous value on the lack of political discourse on Forums. I value it as much as the pipe and tobacco discussion, and general discussions we have. Political discourse right now is diseased, and nowhere worse than online. Long live Forums and a community without the current psychopathology of what passes for political discourse today.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  10. bobpnm

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    I rarely post. I read and enjoy often. I would do neither if this space contained political bickering. Thanks to everyone for keeping this space free of politics!

    Posted 5 months ago #
  11. timt

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    Amen bobpnm. There aren't too many places to go anymore that haven't been infected with politics. This forum is an oasis and I don't even want to smell a whiff of politics.

    Tim
    Posted 5 months ago #
  12. chilllucky

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    I, too am happy not to discuss politics in this cozy, smokey, fireside chair corner of the internet. However, I am a little curious about our collective, presumed demographic, based on what other podcasts get recommended to me by the app I listen to the PM radio show on.

    Not so curious that I'd ruin the mood surveying you all, of course. It's just a little funny to me.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  13. workman

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    I used to work at, and frequent when I had a night off, an old bar. Everything was old and soaked in decades of too much alcohol, including the clientele. Only rules were: No politics, no religion, no discussing other guests wives. It was very civilized in a very decadent way. Like this forum.

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
    Posted 5 months ago #
  14. jacks6

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    Poitics are the quickest way to drive me away from a forum or any other place on the internet

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Politics today kills conversation, the art, the process, the human connection. Horrible though that is.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    In all honesty, the reason I enjoy reading post here is because it keeps me away from the negative political climate. My psyche thanks you all. I’m in a much better mood. My wife, family and friendstherefore thanks you too.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    I really dislike political discussions and I would never have joined this site if they had them on a regular basis. The mods here are real good about pulling threads and posts when they see them.

    Harris
    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Vote For Pedro!

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 5 months ago #
  19. timt

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    I second the nomination.

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  20. workman

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    The world would be such a nice place for all of humanity if we could discuss politics and be nice. But we can't. And it ain't.

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    Politics and religion. 2 things guaranteed to start a fight and kill a site.

    “A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan.”
    -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
    Posted 5 months ago #
  22. brian64

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    Politics and religion.

    One heavily affects our mortal lives and the other our afterlife...so it only makes sense that no one seems to be able to discuss either one, LOL.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
    Posted 5 months ago #
  23. ashdigger

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    I speak enough Spanish to get into a really good bar fight....wait, what are we talking about?

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Forum Rule #6: We know about the lizard king. What else is there to say?

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  25. brian64

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    We know about the lizard king. What else is there to say?

    LOL … Yeah, that pretty much covers both subjects.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  26. rmpeeps

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    The Message - GMF

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  27. danielplainview

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    Make aromatics great again.
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  28. sablebrush52

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    The world would be such a nice place for all of humanity if we could discuss politics and be nice. But we can't. And it ain't.

    Politics is simple to discuss. Just start with the proposition that they're all lying, corrupt, and trying to put something over on you. What more is there to say?

    Next!

    Posted 5 months ago #
  29. warren

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    Political beliefs are serious and political discussions are not meant civil. Depending on the definition used, politics, in the most general sense, are about bar fights, fist fights in congress, screaming and shouting, duels and wars, slurs, blasphemy, all of the baser instincts man posses. I believe history will support my observation.

    Politics can be discussed civilly only among friends where dissent is not taken personally and the discussion is all in good, clean fun with no intent to change another's belief.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
    Posted 5 months ago #
  30. workman

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    Well Jesse, that's hardly a discussion. Rather a definition, and a good one at that.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  31. ssjones

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    I trust that the OP is clear now.

    Al

    Posted 5 months ago #

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