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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:51 pm 
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Poopsters,
We are glad that everyone is enjoying themselves here in POOP, but we mods have been a little concerned lately that the atmosphere has become a little liberal cliquey in here. We know that some of you have expressed concerns about the lack of political diversity in POOP, too, and so we ask you to be more aware of your own behaviour which might come across as unwelcoming of other viewpoints. Remember that POOP is a self-selecting group of people - if people feel like their opinions won't be listened to seriously, then they are not going to post here.

I think we can all agree that POOP would be poorer and less interesting if it becomes a place where everyone just sits around agreeing with each other, or where people who don't share the majority viewpoint come only to argue and flame.

Pete tries to keep the comic non-partisan, Sluggy.net does not officially espouse a single political view, and therefore that's the atmosphere we want to keep on these boards, including in POOP.

A couple of things to remember:
- we're all sluggites here. And we have sluggites of many different political viewpoints, and they should all feel welcome in POOP.
- gross generalization about other political points of view, even while not technically breaking community standards, are not really polite on a non-partisan board.
- if you wouldn't say it to a friend of a different political persuasion in your living room, you should think twice about saying it here.
- when posting, don't make the assumption that the only people you are addressing here have your political views.

This is not to say you can't argue your views left, right, center, upside down or sideways. In fact, we encourage it!

But facts are a more effective argument than mudslinging. Even just starting a potentially inflamatory generalization with "In my opinion" would be a help to the openness and politeness of this board.

Don't have a clue what we're talking about? You may just be too immersed it in POOP to notice, but a decent example would be the first page of the Politics of the Familythread.

Thanks for your help in keeping this boards a good place to visit!

Kea, Kaintukee-Bob, and Dot

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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:38 am 
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Aw, man. it's not like that.. It's just that all the conservative sluggites are too busy working and supporting their large families, while the liberals are unemployed and have a lot of time on their hands.

It's a JOKE! Just a JOKE!

Ow! Ow! owie! stop pelting me with mud!

:-)

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Psst... look at the acronym. That's not mud.

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dotwarner wrote:
- if you wouldn't say it to a friend of a different political persuasion in your living room, you should think twice about saying it here.

This advice can bite you in the rear. Compared to how my conservative friends and I talk politics, POOP is tame. :)

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aldenrw wrote:
Aw, man. it's not like that.. It's just that all the conservative sluggites are too busy working and supporting their large families, while the liberals are unemployed and have a lot of time on their hands.

It's a JOKE! Just a JOKE!

Ow! Ow! owie! stop pelting me with mud!

:-)


You have it wrong, Liberals are elitsts, remember? Therefore we cannot be unemployed. We need the money to buy all that brie and pay for the pre-natal French lessons for our test-tube children. We just post a lot because we hate America SO MUCH.... ...So we find the time to whine online whenever we can fit it in between attending gay marriages, blaming America first and emboldening the enemy, and weeping copiously into our huge, foppish silk scarves over poverty in the inner city.

Conservatives post less because they have to wait all day until that blessed period in the afternoon when Hannity, O'Reilly or Rush give them their opinions for the day. That gives them a very brief opportunity for expressing that opinion.

Wait, is this post against the spirit of this thread?

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ok kids, this isn't really the place for commentary, as humorous as it is :)

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