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Topic # 57401 12-Feb-2010 08:20
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Should we have/create a New Zealand Politics forum?




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  Reply # 298245 12-Feb-2010 09:12
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If the off-topic forum were inundated with politics threads then I would say yes, but as far as I can see there are relatively few at the moment.

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  Reply # 298266 12-Feb-2010 09:38
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I'd have to suggest no. As much as I love a good political argument, I don't think it has a place on the forum, unless it specificially relates to IT policy. I could imagine such a forum going down-hill very quickly.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 298268 12-Feb-2010 09:42
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No

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  Reply # 298271 12-Feb-2010 10:01
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If anyone really really wants a political arena to fight it out, let me know and I can add one to my forums :)

But for Geekzone, Id say no as well, its Geekzone, not "lets be a random forums site"...like mine is atm ;)




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  Reply # 298287 12-Feb-2010 10:41
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no

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  Reply # 298307 12-Feb-2010 11:31
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  Reply # 298316 12-Feb-2010 12:14
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No, there are enough political forums out there and very few nz tech ones....




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  Reply # 298353 12-Feb-2010 13:32
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I vote no, Politics should only be discussed here in the context of Technology and it's impact on it don't you think.





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  Reply # 298355 12-Feb-2010 13:34
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Maybe we could make it a Sport, Politics and Religion forum ;)

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  Reply # 298361 12-Feb-2010 13:41
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RedJungle: Maybe we could make it a Sport, Politics and Religion forum ;)

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  Reply # 298374 12-Feb-2010 13:57
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No. Defintely not.




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  Reply # 298385 12-Feb-2010 14:26
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No.

If I really want to stir things up with a good political debates or voice my thoughts, I'd use twitter or Facebook :-)

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  Reply # 298405 12-Feb-2010 15:02
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I'd be ranting all day long LOL, typical kiwi's eh, politics and sports great to get wound up about. so no from me as well

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  Reply # 298413 12-Feb-2010 15:25
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Nopers! If anything, it would come under general discussion, which would be the 'catch-all' for all things not covered y another forum.




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  Reply # 298419 12-Feb-2010 15:34
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Very, very, very BAD IDEA!!!

It is nice to see a certain level of decorum being maintained on GZ, unlike many of the other forums out there. To introduce a Politics, Religion or other similar forum is just a recipe for the standards maintained on GZ to start sliding downhill.

If you want a good political debate, check out John Key's facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/John-Key/12635800428?ref=nf

Oh bugger, they have just deleted the post from Dakta about legalising cannabis which was in the middle of a thread about the cycle trail. It was so funny, pity you missed it...

For plenty more of this type of anarchy, be sure to check out the link above, but for those who want some sanity to be preserved in their forum browsing, Geekzone is a great place to be!





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