Bill I wasn't saying that this topic or the discussion around it (at this moment) is pointless. But posting these kinds of topics is just asking for trouble at the moment.
When is that not the case? I suppose we could all discuss the impacts of the Spanish American war on foreign trade, but it isn't very topical. (And, it's horribly boring).
After the recent problems of Coding4Jesus and all of the other trolls, I believe we all need to be more responsible for our posting and avoid certain topics for the time being.
And I disagree. Being responsible for our posting is always the case, so there is no need to avoid certain topics just because a couple of idiots decided to throw kerosene on each other while playing with matches.
Let's see if civility can return to the coffeehouse and then let's jump back to talking about every topic under the sun.
So how long should we wait? Do you have a timetable? Should we preapprove all topics through you? Or charles? I won't make the effort and neither will the other more opinionated folks.
As I recall, Zeo, you weren't very active in those inflamable threads but that was when your calls for civility could have done some good. Now, unfortunately, it just sounds a lot like parenting. I'm sure that isn't the idea, but that's how it comes across.
I just don't want there to be any topics that bait the trolls into attacking the great community that is here on Channe9. I also don't like the idea of having niners start to argue, and get viscous with each other over conflicting views on politics/religion,
- I'd hate to see a niner leave because they became ostracized by other niners.
Dude, it's a public forum and most threads have explicit titles (although the subject may change). There is no 'thread monster' who grabs you and forces you to comment under pain of death. This isn't kindergarten when everyone's opinion was not only heard,
but appreciated. If you say something stupid in a forum post, it's there permanently, so it is unreasonable to expect that the rest of us will ignore its stupidity simply because we should all play nice.
Let’s just play it safe for the time being and avoid certain topics here in the coffeehouse, if we still feel the need to talk about them, I’ll be more than happy to start a private forum for us to talk about them.
That is a nice offer, and maybe it will work.