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American Politics Thread

In-thread warning - May 2, 2019
  • dragon_nataku

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    OK guys, I just wanna step in here to say that, while discussing politics is fine, please try not to bash eachother or attack eachother just for having different political opinions. No lines have been crossed yet but I think we're straying dangerously close to doing so. Less accusing X side of being to blame for Y thing, please.
     
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  • dragon_nataku

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    We've had to make two inthreads to try to get you guys to stop flaming eachother. We've been very lenient and none of you have gotten any warnings from this, although several of you probably should have. This is because we understand that politics is a touchy subject and tempers can flare. HOWEVER. We will NOT allow any more flaming in this thread. We've locked it for now to give you all some time to cool off. Maybe in a day or two we'll reopen it, but if another flame war erupts, this thread will be shut down for good and warnings handed out.

    This is your final inthread warning. Please be more respectful of your fellow posters in the future, whether you agree with them or not, and whether you're on the same political side or not. And please keep any future replies to this thread in line with the actual topic (which is "American Presidential Election 2020" and NOT "the left/the right/whoever are all racist bastards" or any other blanket statements, please and thank you).
     
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  • Pikochu

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    Hey everyone!

    After dealing with all the reports we have received with this thread, I am happy to announce that this thread will be unlocked. There are a few things that we need to point out and to remember.

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    If discussions get out of control again, the moderators or staff will close this thread and other threads relating to politics indefinitely. Consider this as your final in-thread warning.

    Happy discussing!
     
    Trump's COVID19 diagnosis is NOT to be made fun of.
  • dig

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    Please don't 'lmao' at Trump's COVID19 diagnosis. It doesn't matter where you land on the political spectrum, I'm not having people make fun of another human for catching COVID19, with many of us knowing people that have had a hard time with it this year.

    It's insensitive to the families, it's disrespectful to the medical staff, and it ends here.
     
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  • Pikochu

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    Hello OtBers,

    Due to recent developments of the US Presidential Election 2020, effective immediately, all rule-breaking posts will go straight to points and bans until further notice. We would like to keep all discussions inside OtB and all of the Bulbagarden forums civil, productive and drama-free for everyone.

    Please use the report button on a post you feel is rule-breaking. This is your in-thread warning.

    Best,

    Piko
     
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  • Pikochu

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    Hello everyone,

    Just want to give an in-thread that if you are banned in the American Politics or the International Politics thread, you are subject to temporary or permanent in-thread ban for both of those threads, along with any other threads relating to politics. This is in addition to any other sanctions such as warnings, points, bans, etc.

    This is your in-thread warning about the new thread bans. The OP has been updated as such.
     
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