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Old 09-15-2021, 01:48 AM   #1
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Seems sorta strange

To completely kill and close a COVID discussion thread when the forum seems to have a dedicated area for that topic; when the convo could have been easily redirected.
or that.

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Old 09-15-2021, 02:05 AM   #2
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To completely kill and close a COVID discussion thread when the forum seems to have a dedicated area for that topic; when the convo could have been easily redirected.
or that.
I suspect the moderators got tired of deleting politically inappropriate post or post filed with opinions that are against the Forum's rules of etiquette. "You can drive a horse to water, but you can't make him/her drink."
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:15 AM   #3
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When the COVD area was setup last year all members were notified that the discussions would be monitored and shut down when appropriate. The Thor Forums are not a platform for political activism regarding the pandemic or vaccines.

We are monitoring the threads and shutting them down as has been done multiple times the past few days.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:44 AM   #4
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I shut down the last thread. It had a good run until it devolved into name-calling. A non-Site Team member tried to warn other members it was going in the wrong direction but the problem persisted and became personal between members - that was the straw that broke the camel's back.

We appreciate good lively discussion in the bounds of the forum rules but blatant political division, name calling, and personal attacks will not be tolerated.

Be thankful the thread was just closed. It could have been closed and the offending members given a forum vacation for a while. Hopefully we can stay on track in the future.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:49 AM   #5
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I'm glad it's shut down. The vaccine thread was going nowhere but down hill. Same arguments over and over

And I'll says this again the arguing on all the posts throughout the site is getting very old. If a new member read any of them I wouldn't blame them if they left

This place was all about helping. not anymore. New guys get bitched at for asking questions. Some still go out of their way to help, others not at all just bitch

So mods keep up the good work, shut down the trash talking and keep the forum on point

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Old 09-15-2021, 03:17 AM   #6
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Some topics will always turn political and since this is not a political forum they probably should be shut down. A thread the other day about RV quality turned to covid, got nasty and was closed. If we had kept it on RV quality, it would probably still be going.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:18 PM   #7
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Since any covid discussion is inherently political, to say politics can't be mentioned in a covid discussion doesn't make sense. Agree that personal attacks should be squelched. To deny that covid has been used by both sides of the political aisle is to be delusional. Information, misinformation, manipulation and censorship has led to confusion and frustration. My suggestion is to either eliminate all covid discussions or have a "free for all" one with warnings that the faint of heart should stay out. That doesn't mean no moderation but very limited.

Anyway back to our regularly scheduled RV discussions.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:24 PM   #8
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I was the guilty party in killing that thread.
I'm not sorry that it's gone; but I am sorry that it had to come to an end in that manner.
If you have to "ding" me for it: I'll take the lumps...
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:31 PM   #9
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I was the guilty party in killing that thread.
I'm not sorry that it's gone; but I am sorry that it had to come to an end in that manner.
If you have to "ding" me for it: I'll take the lumps...
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:56 PM   #10
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I certainly tried to make it clear that it was my opinion, and I'll stand by it.
And if an anti-vaxxer wants to call me a sheep for taking the vaccine shot: I even have an answer for that as well...

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Old 09-15-2021, 01:05 PM   #11
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Since any covid discussion is inherently political, to say politics can't be mentioned in a covid discussion doesn't make sense. Agree that personal attacks should be squelched. To deny that covid has been used by both sides of the political aisle is to be delusional. Information, misinformation, manipulation and censorship has led to confusion and frustration. My suggestion is to either eliminate all covid discussions or have a "free for all" one with warnings that the faint of heart should stay out. That doesn't mean no moderation but very limited.

Anyway back to our regularly scheduled RV discussions.
The effect of Covid 0n RVing is the intent of that discussion area. Covid is a medical issue and it's effect on RVing can easily be discussed without bringing any personal political bias or insults to the table. It isn't a matter of whether an individual member believes in any political agenda, conspiracy theory, vaccine effects, or touted "science". You know the ground rules for the discussion, play within the rules. Informing the forum of a newly enacted requirement at a particular campground, State, National Agency or Chain or the effect Covid is having on a particular RVing area (like manufacturing, parts availability, etc) can easily be done without expressing your political beliefs on the reason behind that requirement/effect. You can say how stupid you think it is or applaud the requirement as "about time", and you can back up your argument to the point where you start expressing your political beliefs behind the requirement or resort to telling others how stupid they are for their reasoning. That's called a civil discussion.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:00 PM   #12
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:33 PM   #13
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Old 09-23-2021, 12:26 PM   #14
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Since any covid discussion is inherently political, to say politics can't be mentioned in a covid discussion doesn't make sense. Agree that personal attacks should be squelched. To deny that covid has been used by both sides of the political aisle is to be delusional. Information, misinformation, manipulation and censorship has led to confusion and frustration. My suggestion is to either eliminate all covid discussions or have a "free for all" one with warnings that the faint of heart should stay out. That doesn't mean no moderation but very limited.

Anyway back to our regularly scheduled RV discussions.
this is exactly why they sit it down.!
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Old 09-23-2021, 01:40 PM   #15
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