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Matthew70

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Well alrighty. Sensitivity runs rampant. I thought the threads were going just fine everyone seem to be just having conversation no one really throwing names out there.
 

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I'd like people's opinion here. I'm going on a 2 week road trip out west beginning August 1st. The point of it is to see states I've never been to, see the great natural attractions the west has to offer (Grand Canyon, Big Sur, Rockies, etc.), and to visit a good friend in CA. I'll be staying in a hotel each night, but really most my trip will be in a car or outdoors.

Good idea?
I’d do it, personally. I would say it’s relatively low risk as far as vacations go. Sounds like fun! I might do something like that later in the year since I have some PTO I need to use and going out of the country seems to not be on the table this year.
 

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Well alrighty. Sensitivity runs rampant
Lol yeah it's us.

Given the leash we have given those threads and the numerous warnings and rules laid out I would have expected a little bit of help back from the posters to say you know the staff is letting us have a tough discussion about life topics without censoring either side, I appreciate that and I will follow the loose rules laid out. Nope. Instead it's a bunch of grandstanding and posting everything under the sun to just irritate people who have an opposing view. I am personally tired of having to moderate it and I am tried of getting messages from posters who no longer want to visit this site because of those 2 threads.

I will gladly unlock the threads if someone can give me what value those threads bring to this board.

Thanks
 
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Lol yeah it's us.

Given the leash we have given those threads and the numerous warnings and rules laid out I would have expected a little bit of help back from the posters to say you know the staff is letting us have a tough discussion about life topics without censoring either side, I appreciate that and I will follow the loose rules laid out. Nope. Instead it's a bunch of grandstanding and posting everything under the sun to just irritate people who have an opposing view. I am personally tired of having to moderate it and I am tried of getting messages from posters who no longer want to visit this site because of those 2 threads.

I will gladly unlock the threads if someone can give me what value those threads bring to this board.

Thanks
I like them gone. Just my opinion. Let’s get back to weather talk!
 

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Lol yeah it's us.

Given the leash we have given those threads and the numerous warnings and rules laid out I would have expected a little bit of help back from the posters to say you know the staff is letting us have a tough discussion about life topics without censoring either side, I appreciate that and I will follow the loose rules laid out. Nope. Instead it's a bunch of grandstanding and posting everything under the sun to just irritate people who have an opposing view. I am personally tired of having to moderate it and I am tried of getting messages from posters who no longer want to visit this site because of those 2 threads.

I will gladly unlock the threads if someone can give me what value those threads bring to this board.

Thanks
I feel a lot of us are frustrated and that’s a way to have conversations and let some of the stress out. Especially when weather is boring I’m on another weather board and it’s nonexistent pretty Much. I understand and respect you at least giving it a shot.
 

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I feel a lot of us are frustrated and that’s a way to have conversations and let some of the stress out. Especially when weather is boring I’m on another weather board and it’s nonexistent pretty Much. I understand and respect you at least giving it a shot.
Who isn't frustrated in some capacity? We are living through tough times right now but that doesn't mean run to SouthernWx and make it a toilet for your thoughts then close the browser and go on about your day. I personally think a lot of the discussion in both threads are conversations representative of what certain segments of the population believe and feel and have no issue with that being voiced whether I agree or not. The issue lies in the fact that those beliefs are apparently setting off emotional responses from others which sends the entire thread down the tubes. A little more respect for others whether or not you agree with their stance, a little more recognition of just because you believe it doesn't mean someone else does, a little more empathy to help people understand why you feel the way you do instead of immediately dismissing them would go a long way in these threads. All I am asking is that you guys be respectful whether or not you agree or think someone is disconnected from reality, you never know, how you interact with them and the conversations you have here could actually be beneficial to someone and the people around them.
 
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Who isn't frustrated in some capacity? We are living through tough times right now but that doesn't mean run to SouthernWx and make it a toilet for your thoughts then close the browser and go on about your day. I personally think a lot of the discussion in both threads are conversations representative of what certain segments of the population believe and feel and have no issue with that being voiced whether I agree or not. The issue lies in the fact that those beliefs are apparently setting off emotional responses from others which sends the entire thread down the tubes. A little more respect for others whether or not you agree with their stance, a little more recognition of just because you believe it doesn't mean someone else does, a little more empathy to help people understand why you feel the way you do instead of immediately dismissing them would go a long way in these threads. All I am asking is that you guys be respectful whether or not you agree or think someone is disconnected from reality, you never know, how you interact with them and the conversations you have here could actually be beneficial to someone and the people around them.
IOW, don’t be a s**t stirrer.
 

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You can have a good relationship with someone and not talk much, if at all about politics or any sensitive stuff that will set people off.

Maybe it's just because we don't see some of them often, but unless it's brought up, for example, my dad talks a lot more about politics online than in real life (if he does at all as he's tried to slow down). In real life (and also the internet though with the first thing), his persona is he's that guy that has the blog about the southeast in the Ice Age and also other things in nature, he's quiet, and likes to talk about sports and the outdoors the most. In real life he can have a fun chat with with a family member at a gathering and then get unfriended on Facebook by the same guy for his views that he doesn't talk about in a real life setting much.

He wouldn't be a hunter for fun though and doesn't like guns, but if he could he'd spend a lot more time in nature than he can right now, being the only caregiver of someone that is disabled.
 

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You can have a good relationship with someone and not talk much, if at all about politics or any sensitive stuff that will set people off.

Maybe it's just because we don't see some of them often, but unless it's brought up, for example, my dad talks a lot more about politics online than in real life (if he does at all as he's tried to slow down). In real life (and also the internet though with the first thing), his persona is he's that guy that has the blog about the southeast in the Ice Age and also other things in nature, he's quiet, and likes to talk about sports and the outdoors the most. In real life he can have a fun chat with with a family member at a gathering and then get unfriended on Facebook by the same guy for his views that he doesn't talk about in a real life setting much.

He wouldn't be a hunter for fun though and doesn't like guns, but if he could he'd spend a lot more time in nature than he can right now, being the only caregiver of someone that is disabled.
I think this is true of most people. Oh, people will say that they talk about all this stuff in real life just as bravely as they do on social media. But they don't, unless they're around like-minded people. The internet and social media give people a forum to blast out a bunch of thoughts in whatever way they want without using the filter that is required in real life.

There is no way you will ever convince me that you will walk around IRL and call everyone idiots or shout out every conspiracy theory known to man, anytime a controversial subject comes up. Most people have a sense of decorum and respect for people out in the world....or at least a healthy fear of not knowing how someone might react.

Unfortunately, for some bizarre reason, those filters vanish for many online. I guess there's just a feeling of no consequences. I can be as brazen as I want because who cares.

As I've said many times, our country is in deep trouble. And it's not because of viruses or politics. It's because people are becoming devoid of good sense and respect for their fellow creatures.
 

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I was just posting factual information and got attacked by a certain someone. I felt I had to defend myself. Don't shoot the messenger.
You were not the problem. If we can't talk about controversial, real-life subjects in a mature way, there's really no point in having a discussion. This is a weather board that also makes room for off topic. But it's not a crap all over your screen, bite everyone's head off, I'm the greatest look at me, free for all argument zone. It sucks that things have to go this way, but I guess that's life and we all pay the price a little bit.
 

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You can have a good relationship with someone and not talk much, if at all about politics or any sensitive stuff that will set people off.

Maybe it's just because we don't see some of them often, but unless it's brought up, for example, my dad talks a lot more about politics online than in real life (if he does at all as he's tried to slow down). In real life (and also the internet though with the first thing), his persona is he's that guy that has the blog about the southeast in the Ice Age and also other things in nature, he's quiet, and likes to talk about sports and the outdoors the most. In real life he can have a fun chat with with a family member at a gathering and then get unfriended on Facebook by the same guy for his views that he doesn't talk about in a real life setting much.

He wouldn't be a hunter for fun though and doesn't like guns, but if he could he'd spend a lot more time in nature than he can right now, being the only caregiver of someone that is disabled.
I generally avoid discussing politics in real life. It just leads to needless conflict and generally no one changes their minds about stuff, anyways.
 

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You were not the problem. If we can't talk about controversial, real-life subjects in a mature way, there's really no point in having a discussion. This is a weather board that also makes room for off topic. But it's not a crap all over your screen, bite everyone's head off, I'm the greatest look at me, free for all argument zone. It sucks that things have to go this way, but I guess that's life and we all pay the price a little bit.
It takes two to tango.
 

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I think this is true of most people. Oh, people will say that they talk about all this stuff in real life just as bravely as they do on social media. But they don't, unless they're around like-minded people. The internet and social media give people a forum to blast out a bunch of thoughts in whatever way they want without using the filter that is required in real life.

There is no way you will ever convince me that you will walk around IRL and call everyone idiots or shout out every conspiracy theory known to man, anytime a controversial subject comes up. Most people have a sense of decorum and respect for people out in the world....or at least a healthy fear of not knowing how someone might react.

Unfortunately, for some bizarre reason, those filters vanish for many online. I guess there's just a feeling of no consequences. I can be as brazen as I want because who cares.

As I've said many times, our country is in deep trouble. And it's not because of viruses or politics. It's because people are becoming devoid of good sense and respect for their fellow creatures.
I've always felt that keeping my religious, political, world views somewhat a secret from most others outside my immediate family gives me the power (close to the vest). I get to choose who I share with and how I react to something, however, no-one else has to know what I think. I guess I'm a peacekeeper in a way.
 

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I guess so. But what's the point in tangoing if your sole intent is to kick your partner in the groin and scuff up their shoes the whole time?
Whats the point of arguing if there was really nothing to argue about or basically no general disagreement to begin with?
 

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Please make it to August without any GA/NC lockdowns. 🙏

If we can, we're headed to WNC again. Don't worry, it won't be anywhere near y'all. It's going to be in small town/rural WNC.
 

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Of course you're free to give your thoughts and opinions you are just blinded to the fact that you talk down to people.
Or maybe some people can’t handle having their core values and beliefs being legitimately challenged on a regular basis no matter how nice or demeaning the information and dialogue presented to them is
 
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