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OK so this is me dipping my toe in the water to see how it goes


I hadnt really intended to come back but since Rose is hors de combat and posters are dropping like flies I thought I might visit for a while to keep the post rate up.

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It's good to have you back and thanks.
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I hadnt really intended to come back but since Rose is hors de combat and posters are dropping like flies I thought I might visit for a while to keep the post rate up.




That seems like a fun thought, I think I may try it too.
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I've been boards for 10 years now and I've never experienced one as civil as this but I have left many.
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I first starting visiting & lightly posting here when this was a Yuku board and found it to be very civil, which is why I liked it.

It seems difficulties can arise if posters go beyond voicing their opinion and stoop to try to pull the rug out from opposing viewpoints by attacking the integrity of another poster. At that point, it is no longer a debate, but a rivalry.

When that happens, if one of the members leaves, it is typically to avoid creating a negative presence if another poster has a misperception or in some way does not allow for an opposing viewpoint. In those cases, a member leaving can help keep a board civil, but worthwhile members can also be lost in the process; and, if it happens too often, the party is over.
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I have a family that is half conservative, half liberal. We have always had debates on politics and some very loud but never crazy or nasty. The last few occasions one of my cousins is so right wing and gets so out of control that he has scared us, as a group when he is around we agreed, no more political discussions. I think this extreme behavior by so many started at the turn of the century and is getting increasingly worse and that certainly isn't just online nor is it just over politics.
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Welcome back Mary. Glad to see your posts.
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I have a family that is half conservative, half liberal. We have always had debates on politics and some very loud but never crazy or nasty. The last few occasions one of my cousins is so right wing and gets so out of control that he has scared us, as a group when he is around we agreed, no more political discussions. I think this extreme behavior by so many started at the turn of the century and is getting increasingly worse and that certainly isn't just online nor is it just over politics.



When it comes to family members and politics, that's a tough one. Discussions can take a negative turn, especially if, for instance, brothers who used to agree on many things, find themselves at odds. Yet this is not simply a right/left scenario ... the left is now split and there's all kinds of confusion it seems. My husband and his brother can hardly talk politics now, both on the left: one a progressive, the other a centrist.



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Welcome back Mary. Glad to see your posts.



I was glad to see her post too -- it made me realize something that I think is important, so I'll share it with you. I too was going to check-out after your comments to me in order to avoid a confrontation. Then I saw her post and thought to myself, "why should I leave? ... what did I do wrong?"
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Mary and bird, it is great to see you both. Hope you find something positive about this little boatd.

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