No longer will Politics, or ANY Current Affairs type news or Politics be allowed on the GB. It will cover not just government talk (like Trump vs Hillary, Healthcare, etc), but also Immigration, Race, Gender Roles/Issues, Social Economic Welfares, War, etc.
You see, under our old existing policy, a snide out of nowhere remark like "...just like Trump," is a joke comment perhaps, but will NOT be allowed on the GB anymore under this new policy, and WILL result in Warnings being issued (once we see them).
Under both scenarios (old & new policy), they are both baiting and derailing users. The end result being the VERY real and negative downward spiral of a thread(s).
Anyone involved with political discussion will receive a Warning/Strike AFTER the announcement goes up. Why? Well because:
- - They would have been warned already via the announcement
- This is a BASKETBALL message board
- We have a DEDICATED politics board as a COURTESY, not a requirement
- We're all mostly adults here, and adults have shown time and again that they CANNOT discuss politics civilly and WITHOUT the conversation (and subsequent thread) going to the ****
- People come to the GB to read about SPORTS not BLM, Trump, Blue vs Red, Hillary, and other agenda driven political topics
This is NOT a black & white policy either. We reserve the right to extend it to any topics we haven't outlined already above going forward. But in short, even sports related topics/news that cross into Current Affairs territory will not be allowed on the GB and only on the CA.
If you see such things being discussed ANYWHERE on the GB, PLEASE Report it.
Current Affairs Board: http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=69
- GB Mod Team