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Discussion in 'World News, Current Events & Politics' started by Costello, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Costello
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    1) This forum is dedicated to discussion regarding world news, current events, and politics - local or international. Please stay civil and respectful to each other.

    2) Everyone is entitled to an opinion, whether or not you think it's wrong.
    If you disagree with someone, please use logic and rational arguments to contradict them.

    3) It is OK to discuss world or local news from anywhere in the world, but all discussions must be in english.


    4) Moderators won't hesitate to pull the trigger (using the "delete post" and "warn" buttons) if you come close to breaching those rules. If your post gets moderated, it is NOT because the moderator disagrees with your opinions or arguments, it is merely because you violated the rules.

    Any insult or other rule-infringing behavior will result in post deletion, a possible warn increase, and if you do not cool down a temporary suspension may be considered.

    The rules page can be found here: https://gbatemp.net/help/terms
     
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    GBAtemp is expanding to newer topics. Looks like we're becoming more than a Independent Gaming Community. :yay:
    I quite like the idea, although politics and GBAtemp usually don't mix well :wacko:
     
  3. matpower

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    I feel like this won't go well, considering previous drama with more controversial topics such as LGBT or US politics.
    At least, this subsection should have an "Needs mod approval" or something like this to really work out.
     
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    This is honestly something I'm interested in, however I don't know how well it's gonna go. The moderators will need to be extra watchful on this forum. Nonetheless, we've gotten very political plenty of times in the past, and there's been some great discussions that have arose as a result. At the very least, it'll be good if all the hard political talk is now kept here rather than scattered around the site. Alrighty, then! Politics.
     
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    How does this differ from the normal news forums?
     
  6. Costello
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    there are many adults on this site and there is no reason why there shouldn't be a place for discussing such topics ;)
    Well now, there is. It's up to us all now to keep it civil.
     
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    Normal news: gaming, homebrew, hacking, misc. gaming stuff
    Here: wolrdwide news, politics, anything that doesn't fit the first category.

    At least this is my interpretation.

    No offence, but based on the most active users, "adult" is probably not what would define them.
    I understand what you mean however, let's see how it goes :D
     
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    few. maybe a feature to mute forums (unless there already is) so I never have to experience this?
     
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    I'm okay with this. As mentioned above, an option to ignore specific subsections of this forum would be great.
     
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    Will stuff posted here show up on the front page and if so will there be a way to disable it from showing on the front page?
     
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  11. Costello
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    oh no you want to ignore world news now?
    so when World War 3 starts you wont even notice... thats too bad
     
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    oh no
     
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    Uhh im sure id here about ww3 on tv or somewhere else before I see about on a videogame forums
     
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    On second thought, you must be right. What an idiot I can be! ;)
     
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    you can't truly know about ww3 until you have seen all of the misinformed, ignorant, immature rants on GBAtemp.
     
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    indeed, and if you are part of the Russian Interference Team please make sure to set your profile country to Russia thank you very much!
     
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    Oh no, he's been hacked!
     
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    This isn't going well already, wew.
     
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    More seriously: look at the number of threads and posts in this forum already. And they keep on coming.
    These threads have always existed, they were just posted in the Off-topic area. Now there's a specific place for it, makes it easier for moderation.
    And for those who dont want any part in these threads, you have a specific icon for it now so it's easier NOT to click on them.
     
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    are you kidding? self-control? have you met me?

    nah but I will look out for it.