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    Is this board good for political discussions?

    Is this board good for political discussions?
    Post your idea about this. It may make the board a battle front.
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    Why don't you start a thread about something political and see how it goes?

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    Why not use this one.
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    I think you can put a signature here.

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    I don't know, but are you Irish Angoid?

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    No ..... but I do like a certain Irish artist
    I think you can put a signature here.

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    This board is terrible for political discussions, much like 99% of other boards out there. The people are generally either grossly mis/underinformed or they're just dicks. The vast majority of people come into the "debate" with their minds made up, and nothing you say will change that.

    That doesn't make them any less fun, though

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    I know! (Not that I've ever done it ), but it's rather entertaining to go to some political forum/chat room, find someone who seems rather attached to their points of view, and then make up quotes etc and confuse them ... or so I've heard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    ...The vast majority of people come into the "debate" with their minds made up, and nothing you say will change that.
    NO THEY DON'T. You @ss!
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    I've known forums that have had political "debating chambers" but have closed them down because many of the debates would just turn into flaming matches ..... people who once considered each other as "forum friends" end up turning against each other.
    I think you can put a signature here.

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    Brother against brother, families split. Happens everywhere.

    But why even consider political discussions on a programming forum? Seems kinda aloof to be honest. Firstly, how many people on this forum do you think would be interested in discussing politics? Second, out of that number, I'd say about half would discuss politics, if even. Third, I don't think the discussions would be all that successful.

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    No. This is a bad place to start a political debate. Especially about international politics. People are usually very passionate about these themes and nothing will be achieved other than firing our own private CProg international war.

    EDIT: However, the question seems if it is legal or illegal. Nothing on the rules state it is illegal to start a debate over it. But... be ready if you are going to enter it.
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    >> ... firing our own private CProg international war.

    It's not quite international nor was it political (more personal), but I believe I'm currently on the loosing side of an international war with dwks

    ... and I'd have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for this dog and these kids!

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    kidnap his M&Ms
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Yeah! That would avenge his ... betrayal is a harsh word ...

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    To me, England was nothing more than a big American state... like North Dakota or Canada.

    (from a favorite movie of mine, SLC Punk... just thought it would be funny to say.)

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