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87. Why not start a "candidate review" forum?
Move all the GD discussions about candidate issues to a new forum and see how people deal handle it there -- implement rules there if needed. Let GD go back to being a "general discussion", since it has pretty much become the forum to discuss pros and cons of candidates....
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  -Proposed rules to start threads in the General Discussion forum. (#3) Skinner  Sep-29-03 06:04 PM   #0 
  - Restating my earlier question...what will be the policies regarding polls?  goobergunch   Sep-29-03 06:06 PM   #1 
  - Don't know.  Skinner   Sep-29-03 06:13 PM   #6 
     - Thanks  goobergunch   Sep-29-03 06:15 PM   #8 
  - Thank you, thank you, thank you  mcar   Sep-29-03 06:07 PM   #2 
  - these rules are startin to suck up valuble above-the-fold real estate ;-)  bpilgrim   Sep-29-03 06:08 PM   #3 
  - I support the rules  jiacinto   Sep-29-03 06:09 PM   #4 
  - DU's Patriot Act?  stickdog   Sep-29-03 06:12 PM   #5 
  - #3 is a bad idea  imhotep   Sep-29-03 06:16 PM   # 
  - Ah, yes. The obligatory Patriot Act comparison.  Skinner   Sep-29-03 06:16 PM   #9 
  - Nitpicky question regarding Zell Miller  goobergunch   Sep-29-03 06:20 PM   #14 
  - Fair enough. I just think it's going a bit too far.  stickdog   Sep-29-03 06:32 PM   #24 
  - Skinner then why not  Spentastic   Sep-30-03 04:26 AM   #162 
  - I think #3 also deals with Lieberman  jiacinto   Sep-29-03 06:17 PM   #11 
  - speaking of unfair maligning  Iverson   Sep-29-03 06:20 PM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-29-03 07:01 PM   #39 
  - I changed my mind. n/t  newyawker99   Sep-29-03 06:18 PM   #12 
  - I think of it as DU's Fluffy Bunny Act  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 08:38 PM   #66 
  - Yes, hands off Clark.  Why   Sep-30-03 09:08 AM   #188 
  - Thank you..................  DumpGump   Sep-29-03 06:14 PM   #7 
  - I totally understand, DumpGump  DulceDecorum   Sep-29-03 06:24 PM   #18 
  - Thanks! I've read it! And am looking forward to voting on them...  zidzi   Sep-29-03 06:16 PM   #10 
  - Re: the vote--are you looking for a mandate? (repost from last thread)  catpower2000   Sep-29-03 06:19 PM   #13 
  - We're just looking for a majority.  Skinner   Sep-29-03 06:24 PM   #19 
     - Just curious  zeemike   Sep-29-03 06:33 PM   #25 
        - The software only allows one vote per username.  Skinner   Sep-29-03 06:40 PM   #31 
           - That is good  zeemike   Sep-29-03 06:53 PM   #36 
  - Just want to reiterate my no vote  quinnox   Sep-29-03 06:21 PM   #16 
  - Bribes like this  stickdog   Sep-29-03 06:37 PM   #28 
  - Just want to reiterate my yes vote  Booberdawg   Sep-29-03 06:49 PM   #33 
  - Another Question  imhotep   Sep-29-03 06:23 PM   #17 
  - We vote because we are democratic  DulceDecorum   Sep-29-03 06:26 PM   #21 
  - the question  imhotep   Sep-29-03 06:31 PM   #22 
  - Good question.  Skinner   Sep-29-03 06:38 PM   #29 
     - thanks  imhotep   Sep-29-03 08:03 PM   #53 
     - Yes, it will be ugly but...  Romberry   Sep-29-03 08:36 PM   #63 
  - Repost: Vote to keep the GD we all love, vote NO on the new rules!  Devils Advocate NZ   Sep-29-03 06:24 PM   #20 
  - on your first response, (re: let the threads die)  starscape   Sep-29-03 06:35 PM   #26 
  - I have never seen a thread with only "kicks" in it.  Devils Advocate NZ   Sep-29-03 06:49 PM   #34 
     - well, it happened.  starscape   Sep-29-03 06:55 PM   #37 
        - I understand - being from NZ I miss some of the afternoon stuff  Devils Advocate NZ   Sep-29-03 07:12 PM   #44 
  - You are indeed aptly named....  Ardee   Sep-29-03 07:10 PM   #42 
     - Thank you.  Devils Advocate NZ   Sep-29-03 07:30 PM   #46 
  - Why I cannot vote for these rules....  kentuck   Sep-29-03 06:32 PM   #23 
  - but...  starscape   Sep-29-03 06:38 PM   #30 
  - I generally am reluctant to support additional rules. However:  TennesseeWalker   Sep-29-03 06:37 PM   #27 
  - I have been thinking that the transition to the new rules  newyawker99   Sep-29-03 06:48 PM   #32 
  - Interesting...  rasputin1952   Sep-29-03 06:51 PM   #35 
  - I guess I don't mind profanity  eleny   Sep-29-03 06:59 PM   #38 
  - I'm Voting "NO" to Censorship on DU  welshTerrier2   Sep-29-03 07:02 PM   #40 
  - Tough call. But when in doubt, I say  Brucey   Sep-29-03 07:04 PM   #41 
  - I support the proposed rules  quaker bill   Sep-29-03 07:11 PM   #43 
  - a question Skinner  IkeWarnedUs   Sep-29-03 07:18 PM   #45 
  - thread # 3 and post #3 urging everybody to vote against these rules  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 07:31 PM   #47 
  - Huh?  goobergunch   Sep-29-03 07:35 PM   #48 
     - My third post saying "vote no"  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 07:36 PM   #49 
        - Ah  goobergunch   Sep-30-03 06:22 AM   #173 
  - Something must be done, but this draft is too heavy on censorship.  RichM   Sep-29-03 07:48 PM   #50 
  - this really is the problem with the rules  welshTerrier2   Sep-29-03 08:01 PM   #52 
  - I agree.  Suspicious   Sep-29-03 08:58 PM   #76 
  - dupe  roughsatori   Sep-29-03 10:42 PM   #118 
  - 3,4,5 seem like a "protection program" for Clark and his supporters  roughsatori   Sep-29-03 10:43 PM   #119 
  - Well, I dunno. I think I'm with Walt here.  DrBB   Sep-29-03 07:55 PM   #51 
  - I intend to vote "NO".  Spider Jerusalem   Sep-29-03 08:03 PM   #54 
  - Politics is war....? and war is hell ?  kentuck   Sep-29-03 08:07 PM   #55 
  - If this doesn't get voted down, I'm outta here  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 08:25 PM   #60 
     - I like the fluffy bunny  Stevie D   Sep-29-03 09:07 PM   #82 
        - Probably not many  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 09:21 PM   #90 
           - I've got a feeling  Stevie D   Sep-29-03 09:32 PM   #97 
           - I predict 72% in favor of the Fluffy Bunny Act  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 09:40 PM   #100 
              - latest poll results  Ardee   Sep-30-03 06:10 AM   #170 
              - Since my post was a *prediction* and not *poll results*  Walt Starr   Sep-30-03 07:55 AM   #179 
              - the problem is we need warriors..not fluffy bunnies  bearfartinthewoods   Sep-30-03 07:13 AM   #177 
           - Why would it "win in a landslide"...?  JDWalley   Sep-29-03 09:59 PM   #105 
  - Excellent and reasonable if you ask me.  Romberry   Sep-29-03 08:12 PM   #56 
  - Well, at least people wouldn't be allowed to accuse Kerry of being BFEE  curse10   Sep-29-03 08:15 PM   #57 
  - with all due respect  Ardee   Sep-30-03 06:14 AM   #171 
  - not crazy about it  GreenArrow   Sep-29-03 08:18 PM   #58 
  - Thank God! Maybe I will venture back into GDF after these are enacted  jchild   Sep-29-03 08:23 PM   #59 
  - I support these fair rules 100%...  Dr Fate   Sep-29-03 08:27 PM   #61 
  - Where can I vote on these piece of trash "rules"?  Enraged American   Sep-29-03 08:28 PM   #62 
  - Only the government can restrict your speech...  Dr Fate   Sep-29-03 08:37 PM   #64 
  - I think you should read the original post again  Booberdawg   Sep-29-03 08:53 PM   #73 
  - I will vote "no" despite my agreement with most of these rules....  mike_c   Sep-29-03 08:37 PM   #65 
  - I intend to vote 'yes'  inthecorneroverhere   Sep-29-03 08:39 PM   #67 
  - Vote no!  philosophie_en_rose   Sep-29-03 08:39 PM   #68 
  - The candidates themselves  gate of the sun   Sep-29-03 08:42 PM   #69 
  - Isn't "inflammatory rhetoric" in the eye of the beholder?  LalahLand   Sep-29-03 08:43 PM   #70 
  - Thanks, but no thanks  SWPAdem   Sep-29-03 08:44 PM   #71 
  - Hard to remember?  Dr Fate   Sep-29-03 08:48 PM   #72 
     - Gee,  SWPAdem   Sep-29-03 09:02 PM   #78 
     - The rules are more specific than that.  philosophie_en_rose   Sep-29-03 09:05 PM   #80 
  - Hypotheticals: LaRouche, Trafficant, Jeffords, etc.  rsammel   Sep-29-03 08:55 PM   #74 
  - That's a heck of alot to remember. IMHO, it might be best to either phase  w4rma   Sep-29-03 08:58 PM   #75 
  - Question on....  DemVet   Sep-29-03 09:00 PM   #77 
  - Skinner - Follow up to Same Question Different Angle  Tinoire   Sep-30-03 01:56 AM   #139 
  - I'm also concerned with..  DemVet   Sep-29-03 09:04 PM   #79 
  - Here on DU just as in the rest of the country,  Liberal_Guerilla   Sep-29-03 09:07 PM   #81 
  - I agree with you, the DU Fluffy Bunny Act of 2003 will win in a landslide  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 09:10 PM   #83 
     - Yeah me to.  Liberal_Guerilla   Sep-29-03 09:16 PM   #86 
        - I only ever pay attention to LBN and GD  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 09:19 PM   #88 
           - lol..Fluffy Bunny GD  Liberal_Guerilla   Sep-29-03 09:26 PM   #93 
  - Rule #5 for GD seems  jfxgillis   Sep-29-03 09:12 PM   #84 
  - Sounds good to me, although I would add one thing  KaraokeKarlton   Sep-29-03 09:14 PM   #85 
  - Why not start a "candidate review" forum?  hobbes159   Sep-29-03 09:18 PM   #87 
  - I'm ambivalent.  LWolf   Sep-29-03 09:20 PM   #89 
  - With respect. I find these rule proposals offensive and alarming.  Code_Name_D   Sep-29-03 09:22 PM   #91 
  - Sad, but true  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 09:26 PM   #94 
  - Very well stated. The rules annoint & protect Clark, & forbid criticicism.  RichM   Sep-29-03 09:58 PM   #104 
  - You have my yes vote  Clark Can WIN   Sep-29-03 09:24 PM   #92 
  - Just for edification- since I brought this up in a previous post  Tinoire   Sep-30-03 02:04 AM   #141 
  - What some of you aren't considering  Cappurr   Sep-29-03 09:29 PM   #95 
  - Sorry Capurr, I disagree vehemently  Walt Starr   Sep-29-03 09:30 PM   #96 
  - Well Walt......  Cappurr   Sep-29-03 09:56 PM   #103 
     - It works well, for he who controled the toll booth. N/T  Code_Name_D   Sep-29-03 10:26 PM   #114 
     - GD and LBN are the only forums I pay attention to  Walt Starr   Sep-30-03 07:50 AM   #178 
  - A mark of sencorship.  Code_Name_D   Sep-29-03 09:42 PM   #101 
  - Well gosh then with NO rules of this sort, the open exchange of ideas  nothingshocksmeanymore   Sep-29-03 10:09 PM   #110 
     - They are TARGGETD restrictions.  Code_Name_D   Sep-29-03 10:43 PM   #120 
     - I really don't think so  nothingshocksmeanymore   Sep-29-03 11:39 PM   #130 
        - These rules are specifically tailored to prohibit the most common criticis  Code_Name_D   Sep-30-03 12:34 AM   #135 
     - As I was googling seaching for DU + Wesley Clark campaign  Tinoire   Sep-29-03 11:44 PM   #131 
  - I/P isn't a good example  Tinoire   Sep-30-03 02:12 AM   #145 
  - Yes  union_maid   Sep-29-03 09:36 PM   #98 
  - I was with you until I got to #3  E_Zapata   Sep-29-03 09:36 PM   #99 
  - Then the name of the forum shoud be changed...  JDWalley   Sep-29-03 09:54 PM   #102 
  - Should DU become a Green board then?  jiacinto   Sep-29-03 10:06 PM   #108 
     - he must know he's free to leave  Terwilliger   Sep-29-03 10:09 PM   #111 
     - this hysteria actually illustrates the need for more rules...maybe?!  noiretblu   Sep-29-03 10:32 PM   #115 
     - Of course!  JDWalley   Sep-30-03 02:08 AM   #143 
     - contrived outrage...  Iverson   Sep-29-03 11:02 PM   #126 
     - Oh, cut the crap, Carlos...  JDWalley   Sep-30-03 02:05 AM   #142 
        - You cut the crap  jiacinto   Sep-30-03 09:09 AM   #189 
  - The way many people here are acting  Carmerian   Sep-29-03 10:02 PM   #106 
  - So where does it stop?  Liberal_Guerilla   Sep-29-03 10:36 PM   #116 
  - my picks:  MisterP   Sep-29-03 10:05 PM   #107 
  - I applaud Skinner's thoughts and actions  Terwilliger   Sep-29-03 10:07 PM   #109 
  - comments on the "candidate" rules  noiretblu   Sep-29-03 10:17 PM   #112 
  - It's not about Clark...  JDWalley   Sep-30-03 02:12 AM   #144 
     - like i said...  noiretblu   Sep-30-03 03:05 AM   #151 
  - re: Section three, number five (maybe this has been covered already)  Wonk   Sep-29-03 10:19 PM   #113 
  - a big phat juicy on the i can believe the hipstyle of NO!  gate of the sun   Sep-29-03 10:36 PM   #117 
  - hey that post belongs to HEDGETRIMMER!  hedgetrimmer   Sep-29-03 11:00 PM   #124 
  - ATTENTION  hedgetrimmer   Sep-29-03 11:03 PM   #127 
  - I will second that and raise it to a NO *, I do this under the pretense  nolabels   Sep-30-03 01:40 AM   #138 
  - Like all rules except #5 - will have some long-ass threads....  janekat   Sep-29-03 10:47 PM   #121 
  - My Vote Will Be Yes  The Magistrate   Sep-29-03 10:53 PM   #122 
  - Overall I will live with the rule changes, but if I may rant:  FubarFly   Sep-29-03 10:57 PM   #123 
  - Question: why do we censor conservatives?  Dob Bole   Sep-29-03 11:00 PM   #125 
  - My rules for a good post.  hexola   Sep-29-03 11:18 PM   #128 
  - Bravo! Looks good, save this one:  leanings   Sep-29-03 11:31 PM   #129 
  - I think GD has been used...  Hell Hath No Fury   Sep-29-03 11:45 PM   #132 
  - I agree with that  Carmerian   Sep-30-03 12:33 AM   #134 
     - I third that  smallprint   Sep-30-03 12:40 AM   #136 
  - I'll vote NO!  Oracle   Sep-30-03 12:11 AM   #133 
  - I vote NO - No on the Recall and No on these new rules  Tinoire   Sep-30-03 12:58 AM   #137 
  - No No NO  whirlygigspin   Sep-30-03 01:59 AM   #140 
  - That's just the problem...  JDWalley   Sep-30-03 02:15 AM   #146 
  - If these rules pass here- the DLC will be one step closer  Tinoire   Sep-30-03 02:30 AM   #148 
  - I'm not 100% sure why, but I find your post utterly persuasive.  stickdog   Sep-30-03 02:25 AM   #147 
     - Maybe they should just censor disscussions about the ...........  nolabels   Sep-30-03 03:00 AM   #149 
        - there is absolutely no censorship...  Dookus   Sep-30-03 03:05 AM   #152 
           - apparently, you haven't read all the rules  noiretblu   Sep-30-03 03:11 AM   #153 
              - yes...  Dookus   Sep-30-03 03:13 AM   #154 
  - YES! Rules of behavior,discussion - not censorship.  DemEx_pat   Sep-30-03 03:03 AM   #150 
  - rules of behavior are not about content  noiretblu   Sep-30-03 03:16 AM   #155 
  - Actually this thread proves that NOTHING can stop an antagonist  nothingshocksmeanymore   Sep-30-03 03:27 AM   #156 
  - and...he failed to mention which candidate he supports  noiretblu   Sep-30-03 03:32 AM   #157 
  - I have a huge problem with group 2,#1 and a lesser one with group 2, #5  PurityOfEssence   Sep-30-03 03:56 AM   #158 
  - "No".  Mike Niendorff   Sep-30-03 04:09 AM   #159 
  - I'm ready to vote a resounding NO on these rules  Cronus   Sep-30-03 04:16 AM   #160 
  - No way - Really no way  Spentastic   Sep-30-03 04:24 AM   #161 
  - gee whiz  Iverson   Sep-30-03 05:36 AM   #165 
  - brilliant.  Jen72   Sep-30-03 04:39 AM   #163 
  - Why is it that when any new rules are discussed that  newyawker99   Sep-30-03 05:49 AM   #166 
     - What amuses me is that most of the people who complain about these  Devils Advocate NZ   Sep-30-03 08:01 AM   #180 
     - Easier Said Than Done. --- Your Reasoning Is SO CORRECT...  arwalden   Sep-30-03 08:32 AM   #182 
     - They may have no validity but they have a purpose  Tinoire   Sep-30-03 09:24 AM   #191 
  - I think 90% or more could be solved with two new rules  Mairead   Sep-30-03 05:21 AM   #164 
  - All Seems Fine With Part One EXCEPT...  arwalden   Sep-30-03 05:52 AM   #167 
  - Absolutely, Yes.  MarkTwain   Sep-30-03 06:04 AM   #168 
  - i really don't understand why we must vote on both  bearfartinthewoods   Sep-30-03 06:10 AM   #169 
  - You Know What's Funny?  arwalden   Sep-30-03 06:18 AM   #172 
  - a hesitant No vote here  Lexingtonian   Sep-30-03 06:34 AM   #174 
  - forbidding discussion of "third parties and such"  Iverson   Sep-30-03 07:02 AM   #176 
     - and other progressives who will work with us to achieve mutual goals  Cheswick   Sep-30-03 09:06 AM   #186 
  - re: stealth republicans/friends of GWB:  emad aisat sana   Sep-30-03 06:54 AM   #175 
  - Great! The rules seem fairly doable to me.  MUAD_DIB   Sep-30-03 08:04 AM   #181 
  - I love it!  Gman   Sep-30-03 08:32 AM   #183 
  - I'm glad we get to vote on it  latebloomer   Sep-30-03 08:41 AM   #184 
  - After reading the rules  CheshireCat   Sep-30-03 08:53 AM   #185 
  - Rename GD as "Right-wing Democrat circle-jerk" if you pass these rules.  JVS   Sep-30-03 09:08 AM   #187 
  - I'm locking this thread  Skinner   Sep-30-03 09:09 AM   #190 
 

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