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Taboo discussion topics in "Real Life" forum?

Discussion in 'Site Related Support' started by naidrodro, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. naidrodro

    naidrodro Fourth Year

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    Hello, I've been active in several communities for almost 10 years, and the one thing i noticed in almost all of them was that discussions pertaining to religion, including debates regarding the existence of a god, gods, or other omnipotent beings is usually frowned upon, if not outright banned.

    Is there any topics such as this that I should be aware of before posting in the "Real Life" forum?
     
  2. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    Considering that DLP tends to be mostly on the atheist side of things (with a few notable exceptions), that wouldn't be a problem -- in fact, I even think we had it all. I remember our last abortion debate, for example. Or the thread about creationism. Turn on the search and have a look (but don't necro).

    If there in fact aren't much threads about religion, apart from pointing out the latest fundi nutjobs (we always have those), it's more because discussions like that turn out rather pointless. Everyone more or less agreeing does that to a topic. As for anything else ...

    Keep the gun discussion in the 2nd amendment tread, but that's Politics, not Real Life. Don't do the wizards vs. muggles thing, but that's in General. I can't really think of anything ... and if it's too out there, put it into Sick & Perverse.

    Others feel free to correct me, though.
     
  3. Iztiak

    Iztiak Prisoner

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    There is no specific thread that discusses religion, and there doesn't really need to be, since it's brought up every now and then anyway.

    I try to stay out of all of those topics, myself, because arguing gives me a headache. o_O Actually, I stay out of any topics that could lead to a potential conflict.

    But yeah, as far as I am aware, there aren't very many "Taboo" discussion topics here. Just try not to make duplicate threads.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  4. ZeroTheDestroyer

    ZeroTheDestroyer Auror

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    Yeah Secs and Iz, know more about this than me, but from what I have seen discussions of anything from gay burning to humping animals aren't really out of the ordinary on DLP (thats why I keep coming back here) as long as you don't sound like a troll you should be good.
     
  5. reggin

    reggin Filthy Half-Breed DLP Supporter

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    If you like the humping of animals, that's why you keep coming back. I know that's why I do.
     
  6. Iztiak

    Iztiak Prisoner

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    Don't worry OP, we're not all like this guy. *shudder*

    :p
     
  7. Grubdubdub

    Grubdubdub Supreme Mugwump

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    The only taboo is being anti-Semitic.

    [/Jewish brainwashing]
     
  8. World

    World Oberstgruppenführer DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Well, that's news to me :awesome
     
  9. ZeroTheDestroyer

    ZeroTheDestroyer Auror

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    Indeed, we jut had a discussion on do-it-yourself circumcision a week ago.
     
  10. Nuhuh

    Nuhuh Dastardly Shadow Admin Retired Staff

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    If staying out of trouble is your concern, just use the search function on a topic you want to post about.

    Community here is fairly active and diverse, so all the "typical" topics have been brought up, hashed, rehashed, resurrected, and crucified.

    The one thing that comes to mind as a taboo is propaganda threads. Although some have seemingly gotten away with it.

    If you want to intellectually masturbate, there are a few well known members here who will be up for a circle jerk. (Oh the puns!)
     
  11. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Don't get into a discussion with thatperson about science or religion as he is a hardkoer creationist.
     
  12. kalantha

    kalantha Sixth Year

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    If you look at the Hall of Shame, you'll find a prime example of the types of things which will either get you banned or are considered "taboo".

    Basically, if you're going to start a discussion, do it intelligently and keep in mind that others may have opinions that differ from yours.
     
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  13. naidrodro

    naidrodro Fourth Year

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    As long as he is capable of forming a coherent argument without having to resort to personal attacks, it seems thatperson would be the perfect member to actually talk to about this. The reason why I made this topic in the first place is because I love theological debates, often regardless of how much they get me in trouble with the admins.

    It's good to hear that this site operates on this principle. :) Much better that what I have come to expect
     
  14. Hashasheen

    Hashasheen Half-Blood Prince

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    Fixed. We're Semites too, genius. :awesome
     
  15. Grubdubdub

    Grubdubdub Supreme Mugwump

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    Yeah, I wondered in the past why so many people hate the Akkadians, Arabs, and us Jews... but then I was told that anti-Semites actually only hate Jews. That made more sense.
     
  16. Murton

    Murton DJ OEM DLP Supporter

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    It's okay EE. Talk about anything, if it is a taboo here I'll come and enforce DLP's rules in person :p

    Just don't be a retard. Nuff said.