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This is the place for general discussion about motorcycles and life in general. No political posts. Use The "Other" Toy Box section for other bikes, guns, collectibles or hobbies.
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Post by MartyL » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:41 pm

I wanted to reiterate to members that S.S. No longer allows political posts hence the main reason for the closing of the Soap box section of this forum. Today I had to delete a thread that turned very political. Believe me, I do not like having to do this. As stated in the header of this section forum,"This is the place for general discussion about motorcycles and life in general. No political posts. Use The "Other" Toy Box section for other bikes, guns, collectibles or hobbies."
If a member or members continue to post political type postings, they will be warned, and could lead to being banned. There are many websites that one can go to read and post about political things. S.S is about Motorcycles, particularly Russian rigs.
Just an observation, since the closing of the Soap box there has been some members that no longer visit S.S. that mainly only posted in the Soap box. An indication to me that those members really weren't interested in contributing to the spirit of the forum in sharing and participating in discussion of Russian motorcycles but more interested in pushing a political opinion.
Also, the name calling and ugliness associated with political discussions have almost completely disappeared with the closing of the Soap box which I find very positive for the forum.
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Post by fpk977 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:32 pm

Thanks Marty, To much political BS in the everyday, don't need it here! :bs:
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Post by repeat offender » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:57 pm

Marty....I have been here since 2007, under a different screen name, ( George Butz ) and saw a lot of discord between people who should be friends. The social media outlets are so full of hate, it is refreshing to come here and read about motorcycles and associated activities. Keep up the monitoring of the posts... :bow:
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Post by CrankyTom » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:30 am

fpk977 wrote:Thanks Marty, To much political BS in the everyday, don't need it here! :bs:
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Post by GHGoodwin » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:00 am

++1.
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Post by Beastmaster » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:38 am

Well done :thumbsup:
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Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:22 am

Beastmaster wrote:Well done :thumbsup:
Well said.
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Post by Snakeoil » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:38 am

:thumbsup:
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Post by bakerchp18 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 am

Thanks Marty. I always thought SS should follow PUB RULES, " No religion, and no politics".
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Post by scottmastrocinque » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:28 am

MartyL wrote:I wanted to reiterate to members that S.S. No longer allows political posts hence the main reason for the closing of the Soap box section of this forum....

Also, the name calling and ugliness associated with political discussions have almost completely disappeared with the closing of the Soap box which I find very positive for the forum...

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Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:15 pm

:thumbsup:

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Post by RC20 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:59 pm

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Post by Lofty » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:54 pm

I think that the existence of the Soap Box forum predates my join date on this site. I'm glad for this. Political forums have the effect of allowing debates, name-calling and the like to easily spill over into unrelated conversations in unrelated threads. That's certainly the case on other website forums. I'm glad that the temptation do so so here has been removed, as MartyL states.
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Post by BigJames » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:16 pm

Thank you. I come here to talk about bikes, snipe at people about bikes and even get sniped at about bikes...specifically our Russian and related rigs. There are reasons one will rarely and I do mean RARELY catch me on Facebook. Wish they had a similar policy.
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Post by sagerat » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:51 pm

A fine rule to have on a motorcycle forum. Plenty of other places in the world for political debates and arm waving.

I’m amazed SS still allows oil threads. :lol:
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