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Couple of other thoughts:

Posted By: 480ute
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm

1. If people weren't posting about politics there would be very little posting. If you uncheck the category you'll see just how infrequent Utah sports related posts are this time of year. If that's how you want it, fine, but unchecking the category serves the same purpose as banning political discussions altogether. While I'm sure it's true that some folks may come here and see the political posts and be turned off, a lot of people would not frequent the board much at all if it sat untouched for days on end until somebody finally posts about some unrated basketball transfer we just landed from some obscure junior college.

2. What happened to being able to see who gives blue stars? I thought it was actually a nice tool to be able to gauge whether or not a post I make is legitimately $#!+ty. When posting in politics you'll often get blues from people just because they hate you for your ideologies (those tend to be obvious), but it was nice to know when something I posted got under the skin of somebody who usually doesn't respond. Sometimes it's hard not to be dickish when it comes to politics and religion, and it's good to be aware of when I cross lines so I know to scale back my rhetoric a bit. I'm not always trying to be inflammatory.

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Rocker Ute icon NEW: So... it is the off season (long)
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:45 am [ID# 1866360] [reply]
480ute icon NEW: Tony set up UteHub so that you have to check the politics category to participate. This keeps new visitors from feeling like they've stumbled upon a political forum.
480ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:50 am [ID# 1866363] [reply]
LA Ute icon NEW: That one is in the works. Agree, it is a good idea. (Although it shocks me that anyone might not want to know my thoughts about politics. ) (nm)
LA Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:53 am [ID# 1866364] [reply]
LA Ute icon NEW: Great post. You are proving to be someone who's worth having around here. Congratulations. (nm)
LA Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:55 am [ID# 1866365] [reply]
3UteDad icon NEW: I am currently developing a list of topics I dislike, political and religious positions I disagree with, and vegetables I refuse to eat.
3UteDad - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 11:59 am [ID# 1866367] [reply]
96GradAlum icon NEW: lol ... post of the year! That is awesome. Where can I purchase red stars. I'd like 1000 please. All for this post! (nm)
96GradAlum - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:04 pm [ID# 1866368] [reply]
mokus icon NEW: For trolls or other abusers, can we put them in time out by only letting them read but not post in Politcs and Zoob, and are totally banned from all others? (nm)
mokus - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:18 pm [ID# 1866372] [reply]
wannabeaute icon NEW: If I may...this board was built on anti-BYU posts. Now maybe it shouldn't remain that way, maybe...
wannabeaute - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:18 pm [ID# 1866373] [reply]
o NEW: I agree. I don't get this fear of talking about FBYU-P. Screw em. I'll mock them. I'll bag on them. If you don't care, uncheck the category. (nm)
Ute2004 - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:20 pm [ID# 1866375] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: I don't recall saying we can't make fun of BYU, so I hope that isn't implied here. (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 02:11 pm [ID# 1866399] [reply]
o NEW: I don't like the tags idea. Overcomplicated. Keep it simple. Put stuff in the right category and uncheck categories you don't like. (nm)
Ute2004 - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:19 pm [ID# 1866374] [reply]
o NEW: I'm chagrined that you singled out my post! this is terrible treatment!! J/K. I thought about putting it in politics due to the possibility of it unraveling into a political discussion
FlyfishingUte - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:29 pm [ID# 1866377] [reply]
Red Don icon NEW: Well, if you had been on Cougarboard and posted about the National Parks in the wrong category, you would have been banned for a day. (nm)
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:47 pm [ID# 1866382] [reply]
o NEW: they won't let heathen Gentiles like me in the door. (nm)
FlyfishingUte - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 01:56 pm [ID# 1866398] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: And I don't think it was wrongly categorized either, some posts fit many categories.
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 02:14 pm [ID# 1866400] [reply]
o NEW: please have your TIC meter re-calibrated (nm)
FlyfishingUte - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 02:32 pm [ID# 1866404] [reply]
480ute icon NEW: Couple of other thoughts:
480ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 12:59 pm [ID# 1866385] [reply]
Newbomb Turk icon NEW: I only want Soft Jazz Coug and Unitarians banned. (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 01:24 pm [ID# 1866392] [reply]
UpToSnuff icon NEW: Cheerleaders NSFW? Religion discussions behind a private wall? WTH? How did I end up on Cougarboard? (nm)
UpToSnuff - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 01:32 pm [ID# 1866393] [reply]
o NEW: Yeah, this. This is a little worrisome. (nm)
Ute2004 - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 02:56 pm [ID# 1866406] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: Why, because nobody said that is what is happening? (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 21 April 2017, at 03:00 pm [ID# 1866407] [reply]
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