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Windows 7: will we be allowed to discuss the election in here?

02 Apr 2010   #1
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
will we be allowed to discuss the election in here?

i appreciate that politics are banned, from the main forum at least, but i was wondering if the Uk election (when its called) will be allowed to be discussed in the Chillout Room (as long as its a reasoned debate and not just mudslinging of course)
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02 Apr 2010   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I don't know but I doubt it I think the ban extends to the whole site, well it should as in my opinion any discussion is bound to get out of hand no matter how good the intentions are, the subject is just too contentious, well that's my feelings on the matter.
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02 Apr 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

i hope not, politics and religion start wars
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02 Apr 2010   #4
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And chocolate. The whole Aztec civilization was wiped out for their Cacao hoard.
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02 Apr 2010   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

We have experimented with relaxing the rules on this at the Vista Forums but although it started out well - it soon degenerated into something almost as bad as a PC Vs MAC debate.

You could PM Z3r010 and check his thoughts but I doubt this would be allowed even in chillout
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02 Apr 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
well it should as in my opinion any discussion is bound to get out of hand no matter how good the intentions are, the subject is just too contentious, well that's my feelings on the matter.
I have to agree, especially the contentious part. I tend to stay away from such discussions, at least in forums, regardless of the side I’m on.

My two cents
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02 Apr 2010   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

All you need to do is go to Neowin and see what happens when this is allowed. This is a Tech site, not a political discussion board....lets keep it that way...
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02 Apr 2010   #8
z3r010

 

Nope, I think it's best we dont.

I do however reserve the right to insult our current leader at any given opportunity
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02 Apr 2010   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

Agree absolutely with previous post.

There are plenty of other places to discuss things like the UK Election -- you can't help of course having SOME politics on even these types of sites -- for example issues on things that directly effect computers - Microsoft - Anti trust legislation, Piracy, Google, censorship etc but a National election which concerns citizens of a particular jurisdiction doesn't merit any place even in a Chill out Room.

I would however PLEAD with any UK electors --whatever their politics - to please VOTE. Free elections are a hard fought for right which still don't exist in too many countries even these days -- so whatever the outcome PLEASE VOTE when the time comes (probably May 6th).

Cheers
jimbo
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02 Apr 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Nope, I think it's best we dont.
Phew...thank you
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