HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Why are some topics so sa...

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:48 PM

 

Why are some topics so sacrosanct on DU that they cannot be discussed in GD?

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by REP (a host of the General Discussion forum).

Israel and guns for starters. Not whining, just curious as it seems as if popular opinions of liberals are being downplayed for generic demographics.

28 replies, 1066 views

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 28 replies Author Time Post
Reply Why are some topics so sacrosanct on DU that they cannot be discussed in GD? (Original post)
Whovian Nov 2012 OP
tama Nov 2012 #1
TrogL Nov 2012 #2
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #8
Bucky Nov 2012 #3
Whovian Nov 2012 #5
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #4
Whovian Nov 2012 #9
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #14
Whovian Nov 2012 #16
Quantess Nov 2012 #24
dsc Nov 2012 #6
Lex Nov 2012 #7
Whovian Nov 2012 #11
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #10
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #12
Whovian Nov 2012 #15
Berserker Nov 2012 #17
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #19
Berserker Nov 2012 #13
Quantess Nov 2012 #18
The Straight Story Nov 2012 #20
oberliner Nov 2012 #22
aquart Nov 2012 #21
Whovian Nov 2012 #23
JI7 Nov 2012 #25
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #26
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #27
REP Nov 2012 #28

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:50 PM

1. Too inflammable n/t

 

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:51 PM

2. They have their own forums

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TrogL (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:55 PM

8. so do a lot of other topics that appear regularly in GD.

 

one person's forum is another person's dungeon.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:52 PM

3. You're not allowed to talk about *WHY* some things can't talked about here. Please delete your post.

I'm reporting you to Congress RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bucky (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:54 PM

5. LOL, waiting for the lock.

 

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:53 PM

4. They both hold very strong, specific beliefs to some people.

And have their own forum.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:55 PM

9. If you are on DU you already have very strong specific beliefs.

 

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:59 PM

14. Meaning both of those topics aren't to be "generally discussed".

People hold strong beliefs on those topics and generally can't be swayed. GD seems more for discussion.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:05 PM

16. Bingo. Discussion is usually reserved to

 

assuage one from a preconceived notion.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:16 PM

24. Yes, meaning, some people are obsessed and end up boring everyone else to near tears

that's why they get their own "rooms".

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:54 PM

6. It isn't that they are sacrosanct but that they are exceptionally difficult to moderate

and thus caused all kinds of hideous problems on DU. They do have their own forums.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:55 PM

7. Take up too much air.

Need their own space.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lex (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:56 PM

11. Sunlight is a great cleanser.

 

Don't you think discussion might help?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:55 PM

10. This should be in Meta.



Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:57 PM

12. JaneyVee is right. This is Meta material.

Former Subject Line: Yes, pussy razors will get you banned.

``

But douchebag and dickhead are OK.

I don't know why, I read it on DU.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:02 PM

15. It does seem that a disparaging remark

 

to the female species might get one banned while any remark to the male species is ignored all in the name of fairness.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:10 PM

17. Being kicked in

 

the nuts is so funny or being slapped kicked or punched on advertisements or sitcoms is not a problem because we deserve it as men. And is acceptable to our society. Just watch TV.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:10 PM

19. This mirrors our society, I'm afraid.

In a constant state of adjustment, overcompensation is to be expected.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:58 PM

13. We are a big tent

 

but but we can't tolerate some views even if Democrats are posting them sorry. They are better if they are hidden in other groups DON"T ASK AGAIN.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:10 PM

18. Because some people find the topics boring,

while a few people are frothing-at-the-mouth obsessed with the topics.
People like me appreciate not having the GD forum dominated with these tiresome, redundant topics.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:11 PM

20. Because Israel is innocent and god's chosen, and all gun owners are bad

Unless they work for the government (whom we totally trust - cops, troops, bush, etc - are all good to own guns...me and you are potential terrorists and FEAR....).

Some people don't see it that way, and it upsets folks so threads about those topics are put elsewhere in hopes that other folks coming here won't see them.

Killing people in Gaza? Well, Israel was attacked so it is ok (just like it is ok when we kill kids/women/civilians in Iraq/etc...oh wait).

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Straight Story (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:15 PM

22. I think you have it backwards

Fascinating that you would have this perception.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:11 PM

21. This is flamebait.

And too disingenuous for words. "Popular opinions of liberals," my ass.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquart (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:15 PM

23. I very much disagree.

 

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:23 PM

25. because they take up most of the forum

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:24 PM

26. The Reason, Sir, Is That Things Got Badly Out Of Hand In The Past

Once burnt, twice shy....

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:25 PM

27. Sooooooo META

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:25 PM

28. Locking

This thread is in violation of the SoP of this Forum. Please feel free to repost in the correct Forum.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink