BladeForums has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards threats of violence & extremism. Be warned.

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Jan 11, 2021.

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  1. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Yes, the only problem is sometimes the kids like to come throw food at the adults. ;)
     
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  2. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Please stop using “presume” when you respond to me, you’re all over the place. I haven’t coordinated with anyone else on this board about the PA. There are no posts, no DMs, and no evidence (Lmao, I will recognize that lack of evidence doesn’t mean anything to you ;)).

    What it comes down to is that I don’t want you and your wild theories messing this board up for the rest of us. If you’re not here to discuss knives, I hear that parler is back up and running.
     
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  3. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix

    Mar 26, 2003
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  4. lobo9er

    lobo9er

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    Jan 5, 2013
    from outside looking in, not knowing any of you. It appears that some just don't like seeing things that they don't like. Don't engage then. Reading how an adult is mad that he "reports" others is kinda silly. Its clearly a left vs right thing. I have had a paid membership in the past, will likely again, I check out new stuff and the exchange pretty regularly. I never knew there was a political forum. So its not as glaring as some are trying to portray. Don't threaten others and we're all good. Ignore what you don't like. Theres no victims that I can see here. Hope everyone enjoys the start of 2021.I hope Bladeforums doesn't get messed with. I enjoy it.
     
  5. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Have I missed something, or have there been any calls for violence on BF? It is quite sad that normal people on normal websites feel the need to start preemptively cowering and apologizing as if we are evildoers, just because the loony left is trying to (fascistically through threats and intimidation) erase all contrary political and social views from the arena of public discourse.
     
  6. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Well said, brother. Unfortunately the issue here is that people are trying to censor the forum, but pontificating on the dangers of political extremism to achieve their goals. If “new threads” is really that triggering... fine, no complaints. But it wouldn’t end there. You give that mouse a cookie, it’s going to demand a glass of milk.
     
  7. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    QAnon / conspiracy garbage is something that started on role playing sites, then mutated into a bizarre mix of fantasy, fact and fiction once a few people started taking it way too seriously. If there are people on the Right and the Left that don't have a firm grip on reality, I fail to see what that has to do with BF or any of its subforums.

    What I do see is that certain people and groups want to use censorship and political correctness to shut down free speech in America. That doesn't have much to do with BF, actually, because there's no right to free speech in Spark's house. His house, his rules.

     
  8. craytab

    craytab

    Jan 26, 2012
    You have and there are.

    This thread has now turned into an extension of the PA. Hopefully the mods and Spark do the right thing to keep bladeforums about knives and online. I'm done responding here.
     
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  9. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Wow! So "Post-Trump America" is not a valid subject for a political subforum? Seriously? I think that regardless of what one's political views are - or even if someone is apolitical - objecting to a thread title of "Post-Trump America" in a political forum is a riduculous... what should the title of a thread be: "How Not to Offend Snowflakes for Fun and Profit"?

     
  10. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    The threats are there... at this point people are basically saying “watch your back”... I think there are those among us that will probably make it their mission to burn the place down if they can’t get their way. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are people here posting in this thread that are actively reporting on us to big brother.

    Some people just want to watch the world burn.
     
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    As others and myself have pointed out, the thread title was not the point...politics being displayed without searching was the point. Stop trying to change the subject.
     
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  12. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Certain voices claim that mods and participants in the PA forum have a strong bias and are intolerant of other views...

    What about the posters who come in with the intent and purpose of trying to provoke strong responses?

    Like the one who posted:

    "You need to get Trump's c-ck out of your mouths!"

    Except they didn't replace the o with a dash, as I did. There are those who are trying to get the PA forum shut down, that post things like that with the intent of provoking "offensive" replies, and angering the mods.
     
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  13. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    No one is “changing the subject”, you alluded to being offended by the thread title. But let’s put that aside.
    IF you didn’t see the topics in “new posts”, I seriously doubt you’d pack it up and head home. The end-goal for some of you is censoring politics completely from this forum. I don’t think you’ll stop if you were given an inch.
     
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  14. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Good point. People go there and unload the potty mouth on the participants and then when the mods scold them they run away screeching about “biased mods”. I know for a fact that they enforce the rules fairly and objectively. Ask me how I know.
     
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  15. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    I'm not trying to change the subject. I think it's fine if the decision is made to not to display thread titles. In fact, it's Spark's board, I'm fine with whatever his decision is.

    Speaking of changing the subject, what kinds of embellishment services do you offer? I've got a couple of Hinderers I might want to add a little zing to. I thought I'd get your info now before someone who disagrees with your positions tries to shut you down and get you 'cancel cultured'. I mean, if the foot's on the other shoe...

     
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  16. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    That's your opinion, you don't speak for my end goal...I would be perfectly happy for the PA to be invisible just like W&C as I have been advocating along with others for years. Stop attempting to put words in my mouth.
     
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  17. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    I wasn’t born yesterday. Battles like this have been going on for years. Some of you are all over the place.
    “Ban politics”
    “Don’t ban it, but remove from new posts”
    “Add left leaning mods”
    “Put it on a cool down”

    No one is forcing any of you to go look at that content. Heck, I don’t even read 95% of this forums posts. Why can’t you just ignore it? Are you really that tempted to look that you can’t control your own actions? Exercise a little self control instead of putting that responsibility on the rest of us.
     
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  18. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Does that qualify as a personal insult? That is against the rules, I believe, all across BF, including the PA forum.

    I participate in PA and I don't see anybody promoting or celebrating calls to violence or making threats. What I see are strong opinions that somebody could INTERPRET that way. Just like somebody could interpret this thread as calling for censorship, repealing the First Amendment, cancel culturing everyone who doesn't agree with them.... but that doesn't make it true - does it?

    Aren't those wanting the PA forum to be removed from this forum just expressing their opinion? Or does that mean that they are truly calling for censorship and trying to take away other people's First Amendment rights? I don't think that is the case at all... but it could be understandable if someone interpreted it that way, in their own personal judgement and bias.
     
  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Yeah, those knife people are going to be coming for the axe sub-forum next!
     
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  20. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    This is the truth! The most controversial posts I've ever seen in PA (outside of trollers accusing forum members of disgusting sex acts) were people posting Thomas Jefferson quotes. That's where we gotten to in today's world. Our Founding Fathers would be banned from public discourse if they were alive today.

     
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