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If you're still thinking about having an off-topics board, take a gander at the locked Nebraska Coach Brown thread.
Politics and religion will dominate - esp politics.
It will be a cancer on this site.
Don't do it.
Ditto. I want to keep believing that the majority of the people on here aren't complete nut jobs.
This post was edited by Grady Wilson 2 years ago
Some people need to think before posting. Believe what you want, keep it to yourself.
I'm all for an OT board. It should definitely be closely monitored but it could be good for this site
"Hope is a good thing, Red. Maybe the best of things."
~ Andy Dufresne
We've got an OT thread going here and it never gets out of hand. We are self policing it very well and everyone has agreed not to bring religion or politics into and it hasn't happened.
I agree...Longhorn sports should continue to be the focus here. Other forums already exist for those of us who have interests in other topics.
Not that I disagree with you but if its a different board that you don't have to visit why do you care.
people with different beliefs from your own aren't nut jobs.
Any chance you could enlighten us as to who these people are so we all know who to avoid. If we all keep what we believe to ourselves without posting we may as well shut down the site.
While I agree with that it reminded me of George Carlin.
Think about how stupid the average person is. Then realize half the population is stupider than that.
That thread had no business on any 247 board. The last few religious/political threads haven't been on the semi-OT board here. The OT board that IS coming WILL be fine, so relax.
Very true. It was a joke dude. That's why it's a bad idea. Things need to be kept light around here. Guess that's what I expect when talking about sports. Politics and religion bring about heated debate always. And I personally look at this site as pure entertainment. Just me personally.
It's a spoken rule in the OT thread that religion and politics aren't discussed. As long as that is maintained there should be no problem. I have built friendships with many on here and would like the opportunity to discuss other things with those people. That board gives me an avenue to do that without disrupting sports topics.
No, an OT board would be a good thing - just have a rule that there are no political or religion discussions to be allowed. They are too divisive. It's been stated by multiple OB posters that the reason they stay at OB instead of coming here is because of the community - not because of the sports coverage. It's also the reason we lost many of the original hookem.com members when the boards merged... no community, just sports talk.
If the OT board exists, it doesn't affect this board at all. If you don't want to read OT stuff, just don't go to that board. I just don't see the harm. Have a group of community moderators to keep any topics from getting out of hand since the mods here are busy. It should be relatively simple. If it doesn't work out, get rid of it... at least then you can tell people who request it that we tried it but it didn't work out.
Lets not have this board turn into TexAgs.. I agree with keeping it about UT sports and not much else. Thats something we ALL share a common interest in and isn't nearly as divisive. My eyes hurt after reading that thread.
Yikes. What an embarrassing thread that was.
Couldn't agree more. If people want to discuss topics like that on 247, the Blue Board is a good place for it. Not here. Has nothing to do with Texas Sports.
+1 to BuckHorn
This is very true. The coverage here is much better but I believe a lack of OT hurts the growth of the board. At the end, I was just on OB for the OT stuff. I believe it can be a very valuable tool in the continued development of the site. Sometimes people just want to know where the best place to eat in Cut and Shoot is.
if you religious and political jackholes need some place to piss, moan, bicker and bitch, take your nutjob selves over to the cloak room on shaggy. no shortage of fools over there who will heartily engage you in your idiocy.
Because petty people will hold grudges against other posters and it wouldn't be conducive to discussion of other non-political or non-religious topics. Sounds dumb, but it happens.
Anyone who chooses to demonize peaceful, loving , productive members of our society in the name of any diety is mentally ill and doesn't deserve membership on this board.
This post was edited by Aristotle 2 years ago
+1 to the OP. Crap like that doesn't belong here.
In terms of religion.......
and because that stuff inevitably spills into other threads that are about UT sports. it has happened on numerous other sites, and it will happen here.
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