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52. Yes... but, can't we try to address the wicked incivility directly?
Periodically, the majority of posts I see are obvious flamebait from one faction to another. The subject lines obviously intended to insult the other's supporters and the war begins...


Skinner, couldn't we ask the moderators to institute a 24 0r 48 hour timeout for those posting these kind of threads--i.e., a temporary ban? I think this would go a tremendously long way in restoring some civility. I am among those who remains uncommitted, yet have to get off the fence by Super Tuesday when my own state's caucus is scheduled. I am so upset that there is no longer an opportunity to weigh pros and cons because of the festering anger in some of these posts. Some of the vitriol and misrepresentations rival anything we would see on Free Republic. I credit the moderators for a very very difficult job. I'd just like to give them an additional and temporary tool to reign it in.
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  -Should we require that threads about the Democratic Primary be posted in the GD: Politics forum? Skinner  Jan-21-08 01:50 PM   #0 
  - Yes, please. It doesn't make sense to have a politics forum and then not  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-21-08 01:52 PM   #1 
  - Yes, some of us have already made up our minds.  Lochloosa   Jan-21-08 01:52 PM   #2 
  - Yes, especially the personal attack threads  Elspeth   Jan-21-08 01:52 PM   #3 
  - Count me in. I'm sick of the HRC / BO flame wars.  1620rock   Jan-21-08 01:54 PM   # 
     - same here  Supersedeas   Jan-21-08 04:18 PM   #106 
  - Yes  MonkeyFunk   Jan-21-08 01:53 PM   #4 
  - Yes please  bicentennial_baby   Jan-21-08 01:53 PM   #5 
  - Yes, GDP is a pathetic pigsty. Let THEM have them ALL.  Bonobo   Jan-21-08 01:53 PM   #6 
  - I prefer to think of it as the Mosh Pit rather than pigsty.  cryingshame   Jan-21-08 01:54 PM   #10 
     - As a metal head punk lead mod of the GDP forum  proud patriot   Jan-21-08 03:16 PM   #90 
     - Mosh pits are fun  Spiffarino   Jan-21-08 04:56 PM   #117 
     - G*dDamned/Pit is how I refer to it. nt  blondeatlast   Jan-21-08 06:13 PM   #126 
  - Put'em in GD:P, Skinner ... isn't that what the forum is for?  SteppingRazor   Jan-21-08 01:53 PM   #7 
  - I thought that's where they belonged all along.  David Zephyr   Jan-21-08 01:53 PM   #8 
  - Yes please, let's restrict the venom to one location  rox63   Jan-21-08 01:54 PM   #9 
  - Yes, and please rename it "The Fire Pit".  TwilightZone   Jan-21-08 01:54 PM   #11 
  - Or how about "GD: Venom."  SteppingRazor   Jan-21-08 01:55 PM   #13 
  - That works.  TwilightZone   Jan-21-08 01:55 PM   #16 
  - GD: Flame On  Lochloosa   Jan-21-08 01:55 PM   #17 
     - Yeah, we could have this picture above the thread list:  SteppingRazor   Jan-21-08 01:57 PM   # 
        - In addition, every post could start with:  TwilightZone   Jan-21-08 02:00 PM   #28 
  - Snake Pit.  hisownpetard   Jan-21-08 02:10 PM   #47 
  - Both are good, but "Snark Pit" is...  TwilightZone   Jan-21-08 02:46 PM   #74 
  - Hellfire Pithole  XemaSab   Jan-21-08 02:42 PM   #72 
  - Yes, please! n/t  Suich   Jan-21-08 01:54 PM   # 
  - I would like to see more on economy and other issues here in GD  Glenda   Jan-21-08 01:54 PM   #12 
  - voted yes..........k & r  sojourner   Jan-21-08 01:55 PM   #14 
  - There are some aspects to the primaries that aren't political in nature...  Redstate Red Herring   Jan-21-08 01:55 PM   #15 
  - This is true!  hisownpetard   Jan-21-08 02:12 PM   #49 
  - I agree with you  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-21-08 03:57 PM   #99 
     - yeah, I voted "other" because of that  harmonicon   Jan-22-08 06:19 AM   #167 
  - Sure. IIRC, that's why GDP was created  orangepeel68   Jan-21-08 01:56 PM   #18 
  - I wish they would be moved. I'm much better at staying out of GD-P.  sfexpat2000   Jan-21-08 01:56 PM   #19 
  - Yes and no.  H2O Man   Jan-21-08 01:57 PM   #20 
  - If you could provide a couple examples, I'd follow you. nt  sicksicksick_N_tired   Jan-21-08 02:50 PM   #78 
     - kick,....I prefer the election battles be separated from criminal/corruption matters.  sicksicksick_N_tired   Jan-21-08 03:53 PM   #97 
     - Here is one:  H2O Man   Jan-21-08 05:06 PM   #119 
  - sigh  bigtree   Jan-21-08 01:57 PM   #21 
  - Thought you'd never ask!  BeHereNow   Jan-21-08 01:58 PM   #22 
  - Only if you get GD:Pers to take their meds first, please.  LeftyMom   Jan-21-08 01:58 PM   #23 
  - Nice post, Big Nurse.  sfexpat2000   Jan-21-08 02:00 PM   #29 
  - That was the reason GD:P was created in the first place.  rucky   Jan-21-08 01:58 PM   #24 
  - I vote "yes." Thanks, Skinner. nt  DeepModem Mom   Jan-21-08 01:58 PM   #25 
  - Hell Yeah. Rock On!  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-21-08 01:59 PM   #26 
  - Yes. No system is perfect but that makes the most sense overall n/t  Tom Rinaldo   Jan-21-08 01:59 PM   #27 
  - I thought that's what GD-P was for. I had just assumed that many  Arkansas Granny   Jan-21-08 02:00 PM   #30 
  - What, and end the cross-forum candidate bashing and namecalling?  flvegan   Jan-21-08 02:00 PM   #31 
  - Don't care  eleny   Jan-21-08 02:00 PM   #32 
  - My only concern is that many will not go to GDP  Breeze54   Jan-21-08 02:02 PM   #33 
  - I think I remember GD-P's traffic jumping after the last switch  bigtree   Jan-21-08 02:09 PM   #45 
  - makes sense  cynthia   Jan-21-08 02:03 PM   #34 
  - OTHER  2008   Jan-21-08 02:03 PM   #35 
  - This is actually a good suggestion: GD-Primaries works  Elspeth   Jan-21-08 02:04 PM   #38 
  - Yeah. That's what it's for. nt  BullGooseLoony   Jan-21-08 02:03 PM   #36 
  - Yes, please put "politics" into GDP(olitics)  NightWatcher   Jan-21-08 02:04 PM   #37 
  - I can only click yes once, but spiritually I am clicking it a thousand times  Rex   Jan-21-08 02:05 PM   #39 
  - Did you take the poll home with you overnight?  XemaSab   Jan-21-08 02:44 PM   #73 
     - I locked it up tight, in a big building and gave almost no one access  Rex   Jan-21-08 03:12 PM   #87 
  - Yes!  NoPasaran   Jan-21-08 02:05 PM   #40 
  - wasn't this done here in 2004?  Magic Rat   Jan-21-08 02:06 PM   #41 
  - I have been wanting to bring this up for awhile now.  Texas Explorer   Jan-21-08 02:07 PM   #42 
  - Whatever. Somebody's gonna get worked up over anything. nt  2rth2pwr   Jan-21-08 02:08 PM   #43 
  - OH!! GAWD!! PLEASE PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.  sicksicksick_N_tired   Jan-21-08 02:08 PM   #44 
  - Can we have a "weeping and gnashing of teeth" forum?  undeterred   Jan-21-08 02:09 PM   #46 
  - Yes, please do. nm  dicksteele   Jan-21-08 02:12 PM   #48 
  - Yes!  TheDoorbellRang   Jan-21-08 02:13 PM   #50 
  - No.  in_cog_ni_to   Jan-21-08 02:13 PM   #51 
  - Yes... but, can't we try to address the wicked incivility directly?  hlthe2b   Jan-21-08 02:14 PM   #52 
  - Yes, please. n/t  LWolf   Jan-21-08 02:15 PM   #53 
  - It looks like the upcoming South Carolina vote  Lochloosa   Jan-21-08 02:16 PM   #54 
  - Yes, please.  Lone_Star_Dem   Jan-21-08 02:17 PM   #55 
  - Definitely!!! n/t  Zywiec   Jan-21-08 02:18 PM   #56 
  - Yes, yes, YES!  SeattleGirl   Jan-21-08 02:18 PM   #57 
  - I thought that was the purpose of GD:Politics.  BlackVelvet04   Jan-21-08 02:19 PM   #58 
  - Kick for input.  pinto   Jan-21-08 02:21 PM   #59 
  - Yes, no need to let the cancer spread elsewhere  no name no slogan   Jan-21-08 02:23 PM   #60 
  - yes...............nt  michreject   Jan-21-08 02:25 PM   #61 
  - K&R n/t  getalonglittledoggie   Jan-21-08 02:26 PM   #62 
  - Mods kindly move this to the GDP forum.  stellanoir   Jan-21-08 02:28 PM   #63 
  - THIS POLL IS RIGGED.  yibbehobba   Jan-21-08 02:28 PM   #64 
  - Then don't read or post here, okay?  George II   Jan-21-08 10:27 PM   #156 
  - Please move to GDP - Thanks!  nadine_mn   Jan-21-08 02:33 PM   #65 
  - Hey, thanks Skinner - same question, same mandate as in the other thread  JackRiddler   Jan-21-08 02:33 PM   #66 
  - Nice post, Noob!!!  Snarkturian Clone   Jan-21-08 02:33 PM   #67 
  - It would be nice to see what else is going on in the world. Yes.  uppityperson   Jan-21-08 02:34 PM   #68 
  - Would Prefer Not  Me.   Jan-21-08 02:35 PM   #69 
  - Absolutely, my dear Skinner!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jan-21-08 02:38 PM   #70 
  - Yes, please!  vademocrat   Jan-21-08 02:39 PM   #71 
  - I'm for building a new dungeon for negative primary posts.  hunter   Jan-21-08 02:46 PM   #75 
  - Oh hell yes!!!  mainegreen   Jan-21-08 02:47 PM   #76 
  - I'd prefer another forum in addition to GDP that was for the primaries  XemaSab   Jan-21-08 02:49 PM   #77 
  - This probably should have been done weeks ago.  ellisonz   Jan-21-08 02:51 PM   #79 
  - Could an exception be: debate threads, and election outcome threads?  salin   Jan-21-08 02:53 PM   #80 
  - No!  BuyingThyme   Jan-21-08 02:54 PM   #81 
  - Please do. Some are just redundant.  lpbk2713   Jan-21-08 02:54 PM   #82 
  - Skinner, I thought of of a question  Lone_Star_Dem   Jan-21-08 03:06 PM   #83 
  - Sure, except those of a "conspiratorial" bend.  Evoman   Jan-21-08 03:08 PM   #84 
  - Yes please  Myrina   Jan-21-08 03:09 PM   #85 
  - It would be nice to have a haven where you can get away from the primaries for a while  LittleClarkie   Jan-21-08 03:10 PM   #86 
  - K&R  HughMoran   Jan-21-08 03:15 PM   #88 
  - YES YES YES YES YES YES....... but  SoCalDem   Jan-21-08 03:15 PM   #89 
  - kick and rec for input  proud patriot   Jan-21-08 03:17 PM   #91 
  - Sounds fair enough.  KC2   Jan-21-08 03:20 PM   #92 
  - I want issues. I want news. I want ideas. I want high-level argument.  philly_bob   Jan-21-08 03:21 PM   #93 
  - Yes, along with any Repug primary news.  IsItJustMe   Jan-21-08 03:25 PM   #94 
  - Yes, and bring back the "30 strikes and you're out" rule, as well as the blocking feature! n/t  LoZoccolo   Jan-21-08 03:26 PM   #95 
  - Yes please, we need at least one place where we can  donheld   Jan-21-08 03:27 PM   #96 
  - Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes  WilliamPitt   Jan-21-08 03:54 PM   #98 
  - Yes. Thank you for asking.  understandinglife   Jan-21-08 03:58 PM   #100 
  - Yes!  Scurrilous   Jan-21-08 04:00 PM   #101 
  - This forum is General Discussion  terrya   Jan-21-08 04:01 PM   #102 
  - With the tone of some of the posts, one might suggest I/P instead of GDP  Jack Rabbit   Jan-21-08 04:11 PM   #103 
  - Yes! And it's about time -- thank you for asking!  8_year_nightmare   Jan-21-08 04:12 PM   #104 
  - Yes!  DemExpat   Jan-21-08 04:12 PM   #105 
  - Is there any way these type of threads can be kept off the "Greatest Page"?  8_year_nightmare   Jan-21-08 04:22 PM   #107 
  - That's what I want to know ......  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-21-08 04:55 PM   #115 
  - That's a new condundrum for the mods, since the Greatest Page didn't exist during the last primaries  BleedingHeartPatriot   Jan-22-08 09:06 AM   #174 
  - Please!!!!!!!!!That way this constant dissertation against dem candidates  MasonJar   Jan-21-08 04:26 PM   #108 
  - *** THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN*** put your torches over there..in GD-P  SoCalDem   Jan-21-08 04:30 PM   #109 
  - Yes  Bleachers7   Jan-21-08 04:36 PM   #110 
  - Yes. Please. And thanks for the poll, Skinner. K&R  arendt   Jan-21-08 04:42 PM   #111 
  - excellent idea.  Elrond Hubbard   Jan-21-08 04:44 PM   #112 
  - Yes. Otherwise, there's no difference between the two forums.  Blue-Jay   Jan-21-08 04:46 PM   #113 
  - kick  proud patriot   Jan-21-08 04:52 PM   #114 
  - Right, and just let MSM determine the GD stories...  newburgh   Jan-21-08 04:56 PM   #116 
  - Good! Does that mean that Olive Garden threads can go into GD?  Radio_Lady   Jan-21-08 05:05 PM   #118 
  - Yes and great amounts of good vibes to the mods there! nt  OhioBlues   Jan-21-08 05:46 PM   #120 
  - How about "General Discussion:Politics:Flame"? Seriously.  theredpen   Jan-21-08 05:47 PM   #121 
  - OMG! Yes, yes, YES!!!! GD-P started out as GD-*PRIMARY* in 2004!  scarletwoman   Jan-21-08 05:50 PM   #122 
  - Yes please. Yes. Please. nt  Hekate   Jan-21-08 05:57 PM   #123 
  - kick and thanks  Elspeth   Jan-21-08 06:05 PM   #124 
  - Kick...put the stuff in GDP..  KoKo01   Jan-21-08 06:08 PM   #125 
  - As one who's not a political junkie, I voted yes, but, that place is a pit of vipers...  countryjake   Jan-21-08 06:26 PM   #127 
  - There aren't many of those threads that *are* meant to elicit thoughtful conversation.  8_year_nightmare   Jan-22-08 01:31 PM   #189 
  - A great big 'yes' here.  icymist   Jan-21-08 06:38 PM   #128 
  - I'd really rather see a new forum  jaysunb   Jan-21-08 06:44 PM   #129 
  - Um ...  Laelth   Jan-21-08 06:45 PM   #130 
  - I don't think so...  Dawggie   Jan-21-08 06:49 PM   #131 
     - Grrrrrr !  jaysunb   Jan-21-08 07:14 PM   #135 
  - Yes, assuming that the rule won't be 100% ironclad  ColesCountyDem   Jan-21-08 06:54 PM   #132 
  - Please hurry - I'm running out of room in my "hide" file... :) n/t  radfringe   Jan-21-08 06:58 PM   #133 
  - My hide file has about 50 now.. and I am so tired of flipping back & forth  SoCalDem   Jan-21-08 07:22 PM   #136 
  - This is a terrific idea!!  shaniqua6392   Jan-21-08 07:10 PM   #134 
  - What took ya so long to ask?  tyedyeto   Jan-21-08 07:23 PM   #137 
  - Either that or get rid of GDP.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jan-21-08 07:24 PM   #138 
  - Yes please  ismnotwasm   Jan-21-08 07:26 PM   #139 
  - GD-P Sounds good or have an entirely separate Primary section. nt  Ms. November   Jan-21-08 07:28 PM   #140 
  - This idea has already failed, as the debate threads have been  BuyingThyme   Jan-21-08 07:30 PM   #141 
  - Yes, please  varelse   Jan-21-08 07:31 PM   #142 
  - YES!! EXCEPT THE LIVE DEBATE DISCUSSION THREADS!!!!  whereismyparty   Jan-21-08 07:38 PM   #143 
  - Please ask your mods to move all threads to GD:P n/t  tyedyeto   Jan-21-08 07:52 PM   #144 
  - When do we, the members of this forum, find out the answer?  tyedyeto   Jan-21-08 08:02 PM   #145 
  - How about a special primary section we can ignore! The politics forum is what I read  robinlynne   Jan-21-08 08:08 PM   #146 
  - K  Vincardog   Jan-21-08 08:17 PM   #147 
  - yes, a thousand times yes.  psychmommy   Jan-21-08 08:29 PM   #148 
  - No.  lonestarnot   Jan-21-08 08:30 PM   # 
  - Yes...Yes...Yes....  lisainmilo   Jan-21-08 08:30 PM   #149 
  - That, or we could start the valentine fundraiser early giving each other lots of hearts.  deminks   Jan-21-08 08:42 PM   #150 
  - OMG SKINNER!!!! THANK You!!! Be my Babies' Daddy, I love you!!!!  TalkingDog   Jan-21-08 08:48 PM   #151 
  - i believe the phrase was: "i want to bear your children!" by  orleans   Jan-21-08 09:34 PM   #154 
  - Yes, please!!  SaveOurDemocracy   Jan-21-08 08:49 PM   #152 
  - YES!  mod mom   Jan-21-08 09:23 PM   #153 
  - Yes, pretty please  tavalon   Jan-21-08 10:08 PM   #155 
  - Yes.  robbedvoter   Jan-21-08 11:20 PM   #157 
  - Any thread that begins with "I absolutely can't stand" and ends with some candidate's name  Elspeth   Jan-21-08 11:44 PM   #158 
  - Or to the trash heap...  Mythsaje   Jan-22-08 10:47 AM   #180 
  - A selfish Yes vote, because  Catchawave   Jan-22-08 12:09 AM   #159 
  - The peope have spoken  Elspeth   Jan-22-08 12:18 AM   #160 
  - gotta be honest here, never did get the difference between the two forums.  tandem5   Jan-22-08 12:35 AM   #161 
  - Yes. Si. Oui. Ja.  marmar   Jan-22-08 12:37 AM   #162 
  - Other  Coes   Jan-22-08 01:03 AM   #163 
  - Kick back to the top page of GD  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-22-08 05:52 AM   #164 
  - It would be nice if GD could host more objective discussions of the positions on the issues- but  depakid   Jan-22-08 06:02 AM   #165 
  - I want a recount :))) n/t  deacon   Jan-22-08 06:13 AM   #166 
  - Is 486 votes for it enough?  ellisonz   Jan-22-08 07:10 AM   #168 
  - I vote for a GD: Primaries forum  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-22-08 07:21 AM   #169 
  - Yes. Please.  rosesaylavee   Jan-22-08 07:44 AM   #170 
  - Morning kick  LeftCoast   Jan-22-08 08:21 AM   #171 
  - Yes. What else are two spearate GD forums for anyway?  Political Heretic   Jan-22-08 08:24 AM   #172 
  - Yes, K & R. Yes. K & R. Yes. K & R!  BleedingHeartPatriot   Jan-22-08 09:00 AM   #173 
  - Yes, put the crazy aunt in the attic  JNelson6563   Jan-22-08 09:07 AM   #175 
  - yes, should make GDP less boring  donsu   Jan-22-08 10:00 AM   #176 
  - Ok guys, it's time. Can we move the sniping threads?  Elspeth   Jan-22-08 10:07 AM   #177 
  - 517 Ayes. 51 Nays. 25 Present.  Lone_Star_Dem   Jan-22-08 10:15 AM   #178 
  - Good plan!  Alizaryn   Jan-22-08 10:29 AM   #179 
  - K--it can't happen soon enough. nt  blondeatlast   Jan-22-08 10:49 AM   #181 
  - SKINNER FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE DO THIS ALREADY  LSK   Jan-22-08 10:49 AM   #182 
  - LMAO At The Lopsided Results. C'mon, How Many Yesses Are We Looking For To Pull The Trigger? LOL  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-22-08 10:51 AM   #183 
  - Por favor, a lo mas pronto posible. That's PLEASE, PRONTO in English.  L. Coyote   Jan-22-08 10:55 AM   #184 
  - I would like something else added  hyphenate   Jan-22-08 11:00 AM   #185 
  - I was going to ask if that's an available ignore function. I don't use it, and didn't know if you  BleedingHeartPatriot   Jan-22-08 12:58 PM   #188 
  - We could speed this up by just not posting to those threads in GD  sfexpat2000   Jan-22-08 11:02 AM   #186 
  - i tried sinking them the other night by posting at hyper speed on  orleans   Jan-22-08 01:58 PM   #190 
  - By Grabthar's hammer, by the sons of Worvan...  krispos42   Jan-22-08 11:16 AM   #187 
  - Thanks for your input, everyone.  Skinner   Jan-22-08 02:10 PM   #191 
 

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