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    One of the reasons I like OCDO so muchis that it's "lightly moderated". The discussions can and do get heated, but the strongest swords are forged in the hottest fires.

    We're all adults and self-moderate more than anything. Peer pressure is the best way to get the point across to an individual that their behavior or attitude expressed in the forum is way off or not welcome at all.

    I've often stated that you canmeasure the greatness of a governmentnot by how MANY laws it has, but how FEW.I feel the same way about OCDO. I feel our strength and power rests in YOU, our members, not in the number of rules we have. In fact,we only have FIVE rules total (listed below as a reminder ) and I honestly don't think there needs to be any more than that.

    That said, how are we doing?

    What do you thinkwouldmake OCDO a better place?

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    Welcome to opencarry.org. We are a free discussion forum dedicated to helping people understand the shifting landscape of open carry laws in the US. All are welcome but we do have a few rules.

    1) Since we are a site dedicated to open carry, freedom, liberty, firearms and gun rights, all posts should relate in some way to one of these topics.

    2) Keep the profanity to a minimum. While an expletive may be the only way to convey the depth of anger / surprise or frustration you are trying to express, please do not use them gratuitously.

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    We need more moderation! Please set some more controls on us so that our free speach doesn't offend anyone else. These constant exchanges of individual thought are detrimental to the long-term control of the members of this forum. How can you expect everyone to think the same way if you don't impose stricter moderation? In the name of L Ron Hubbard, add some controls!

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    I voted that it needs more moderation. Not in the sense that we need to remove posts or limit anyone's free expression of thought, but in the sense that I think the thread hijacks take threads way too off topic. I think that some of these hijacks deserve to be split from the thread and new threads created from them. Apart from that, almight moderator , I think a swell job is being done to moderate the forum.

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    vrwmiller wrote:
    I voted that it needs more moderation. Not in the sense that we need to remove posts or limit anyone's free expression of thought, but in the sense that I think the thread hijacks take threads way too off topic. I think that some of these hijacks deserve to be split from the thread and new threads created from them. Apart from that, almight moderator , I think a swell job is being done to moderate the forum.
    +1 my 0.02

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    Roger that. That's something we all need to do better, myself included!

    Keep em coming!



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    BTW, I didn't mean to make light of the question. I sincerely believe that moderation should be imposed so that we don't take serious threads into the realm of jest by watching Hank and Hawk which side of the bed belongs to whom. and don't let that guy post the picture of Rosie O'Donnell again...

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    We need release forms!

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    I don't, just as others, want to see anyone's words or thoughts moderated.

    What I would like is to see threads that get off topic split out in to sub-threads or separated out completely. There have been some very good threads that I've nearly quit reading because they got to be 10 pages of repeats of photos, size 7 type, and posts that have nothing to do with the original topic.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Most of the other BB boards phpBB / vbadvanced / vbulletin / etc. allow for thread splitting, mergings, etc. It'd be a lot easier to take a hijacked thread, and with a about 2 minutes of time and a couple clicks, split the jacked posts into an offtopic thread.
    -Unrequited

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    I can merge, but can't split threads.

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    I'll have it said, I haven't run a phpBB/vB in years so I don't know if they're still free or not. I am still an admin of phpBB & vB (one of each for game forums) so I know how easy the admin side is once you get past the migration from old users & board to new.
    -Unrequited

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    I think these questions about moderation should be asked in moderation,

    WE have to much of the BB/Vphpbvvb thing,

    To much HankT

    And not enough :celebrate

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    I have an idea for dealing with thread hi-jacks. Since wowbb can't split threads, it would be nice if folks would start a new thread with a link to it from the old one. This would allow some of our more long winded and argumentative members to have their 15 page debates without forcing the rest of us to either abandon the conversation (which I have started doing) or wade through piles of trash in order to find the gems.

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    LoveMyCountry wrote:
    I have an idea for dealing with thread hi-jacks. Since wowbb can't split threads, it would be nice if folks would start a new thread with a link to it from the old one. This would allow some of our more long winded and argumentative members to have their 15 page debates without forcing the rest of us to either abandon the conversation (which I have started doing) or wade through piles of trash in order to find the gems.

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    I like the idea about starting a new thread with a link to the old one.

    Of course, if one wants the "gems," one only has to look for the pseudonym, Citizen, that epitome of moderation, wisdom, and humility!
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Citizen,,

    Where'd you learn to spell like that ??

    DAMN'',, that's a thing'a beauty,,

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    More moderation-



    Need the ability to 'report this post' and split off topic material to be recatergorized.


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    1st freedom wrote:
    Citizen,,

    Where'd you learn to spell like that ??

    DAMN'',, that's a thing'a beauty,,
    Grammar from Hawkflyer, shameless self-promotion from LEO229, and spelling from Calvin & Hobbes.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    I knew I should have paid more attention readingCalvin&Hobbes :?

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    I think the thread about "off topic" discussion has now veered "off topic".

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    I think thread hijacks are a good thing, more 'real life'. A normal real life conversation turns and morphs into other topics of discussion, fake life should imitate real life.

    What I would like to see is people posting links that are 3 miles long post them using the url code or the mod 'fix' them. My screen is not 36 inches wide. Trying to read while scrolling left, right is a pain. :celebrate
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    How about the ability to 'flag' posts?



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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    I think the thread about "off topic" discussion has now veered "off topic".
    sorry,,,

    OH,,:celebrate(he makes me smile)

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    Couldn't it only approach zero or infinity?

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    Ability to report or flag offensive posts would be nice, but I realize that that's a software issue, not a moderation issue. And in any case, the mods here respond very quickly if you point one out. Still, something to consider if you ever load new forum software. AN ignore function, perhaps, as well.

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    openryan wrote:
    Couldn't it only approach zero or infinity?
    Well, it was a probability, and probabilities are between 0 and 1 inclusive (think: a 1/1 chance...)

    Anyway, I love this place, and although there seems to be a recent Attack of the Tangents, I think a little self-moderation is all it takes. Just ask yourself, "is this benefiting the discussion?"

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