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Politics and Religion?

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Dorian Tormak
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#1 - 2014-06-16 13:26:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Dorian Tormak
Please note that this is not a thread for discussing politics or religion.

I just want to know why the Eve Online forum rules clearly state that no discussion of politics or religion are allowed.

What is / are the reasoning(s) behind this?

Some possible reasons:

- CCP are anti-political
- CCP are anti-religion
- Both of the above ^
- These discussions always get out of hand due to trolling and / or the magnitude of what is being discussed
- CCP are too lazy to have an intelligent conversation about some of the most important concepts in human history

I think in the rule itself it states that "there are other websites with forums for these topics", but the thing is, that is not really a reason, at least I don't think it is. So what's the real reason?

OK, the obvious answer is "those topics cause arguments", but let's be real here; if you're afraid of having your view of the world examined, then maybe you should think again about the way you view the world, or simply not take part in the conversation.

Thoughts?

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Marc Durant
#2 - 2014-06-16 13:27:27 UTC
that's a whole lot of words to type "I wanted to make a troll thread but killed the joke by typing too much".

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Marcus Gord
Caldari Provisions
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#3 - 2014-06-16 13:30:10 UTC
inb4l for moderation discussion.

but i think it's most likely to be 'These discussions always get out of hand due to trolling and / or the magnitude of what is being discussed'

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Doreen Kaundur
#4 - 2014-06-16 13:32:23 UTC
Because flaming game noobs is fine, but flaming someone politics or region isn't.

Sadly even current events involving such aren't permitted.

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Dorian Tormak
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#5 - 2014-06-16 13:32:50 UTC
Marc Durant wrote:
that's a whole lot of words to type "I wanted to make a troll thread but killed the joke by typing too much".

Sick burn.

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Doomheim
#6 - 2014-06-16 13:35:24 UTC

It's because experience has shown they tend to end up in heated arguments and insults with people being offended and hardly ever lead to anything constructive.

Also, IBTL.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#7 - 2014-06-16 14:09:59 UTC
As in real life politics and religion generally lead to arguments and wars, not to mention shitposts.

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Dorian Tormak
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#8 - 2014-06-16 14:21:38 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
As in real life politics and religion generally lead to arguments and wars, not to mention shitposts.

I believe the term you are searching for is shitpoast

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#9 - 2014-06-16 15:32:56 UTC
Dorian Tormak wrote:
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
As in real life politics and religion generally lead to arguments and wars, not to mention shitposts.

I believe the term you are searching for is shitpoast
Nah shitpost is no longer censored, so I use it.

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Kaarous Aldurald
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#10 - 2014-06-16 15:39:06 UTC
I can confirm that it is still okay to make fun of Canadians. I have been reported for that twice and it didn't stick.

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ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
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#11 - 2014-06-16 15:47:23 UTC
There is a reason provided immediately following the rule. I shall post it for you below:

3. Discussions about politics and religion not allowed, there are other websites with forums for these topics.

As that has been addressed, I shall now close this thread.

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