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    So, we have a whole forum dedicated to OT stuff here (Open Jam), but I know that a lot of people avoid OJ like the plague because it's kinda over the top. We also have the Political Forum for those discussions, but inevitably we get both OT and political stuff in almost all the forums.

    How do you guys feel about OT stuff in this forum? Good? Bad? Some stuff alright, some stuff not? For the most part the discussion in here stays on topic, but I've seen threads where people express annoyance with OT stuff in here. Just wanted to get some opinions from the people who post in here a lot. Thanks.

  • #2
    Ive said it before and Ill say it again, this place(The amp Forum) is like a community. That being said, Any and all topics should be allowed...

    Seriously, WTF is so hard about not clicking on a topic that youre not interested in?
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    • #3
      if people really cared about political threads, they'd follow them to whatever forum they were moved to.

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      • #4
        Ive said it before and Ill say it again, this place(The amp Forum) is like a community. That being said, Any and all topics should be allowed...

        Seriously, WTF is so hard about not clicking on a topic that youre not interested in?


        I hear you dude, and I also feel that way, about not clicking on what you don't want to read. I also know that we've got a buttload of forums on this site, and each one is like its own little community, rather than one big community with different neighborhoods, so to speak. If people are cool with that, great.

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        • #5
          Ive said it before and Ill say it again, this place(The amp Forum) is like a community. That being said, Any and all topics should be allowed...

          Seriously, WTF is so hard about not clicking on a topic that youre not interested in?


          Exactly.

          The only time I have an issue with a post is when it is someone that is obviously trolling, or using racist or bigoted language.

          This is the only HC forum I frequent, and I welcome a good discussion here, especially with some of the extremely intelligent peope here that wouldn't dare touch OJ or the political forum.
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          • #6
            My 0.02? Music-realted OT discussions (like Ace Frehley's LP guitars) are fine and encouraged, but retarded flame fests like politics and religion really make me HATE this MB. Your mileage may vary, but I don't think such posts add any value to the "community" -- if anything, there are some folks on this board I've never even met and feel biased against simply because of their strong political or religious views. And that just kind of sucks...

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            • #7
              My 0.02? Music-realted OT discussions (like Ace Frehley's LP guitars) are fine and encouraged, but retarded flame fests like politics and religion really make me HATE this MB. Your mileage may vary, but I don't think such posts add any value to the "community" -- if anything, there are some folks on this board I've never even met and feel biased against simply because of their strong political or religious views. And that just kind of sucks...


              I see this side of things too. I used to frequent the political forum of a band I really like, and after a while I just stopped altogether, because it was the same people posting, and you already knew what they would say about an issue before you even read their post. I ended up feeling the same way about those folks as the people you mention...even though we were all fans of the same band, knowing what someone felt about a hot-button issue made me feel like, "Jeez, I wouldn't hang with that dude at a show."

              Music is (hopefully) what brings people to these forums, and a passion for gear as well. I wouldn't want the OT stuff to ruin that.

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              • #8
                I hear you dude, and I also feel that way, about not clicking on what you don't want to read. I also know that we've got a buttload of forums on this site, and each one is like its own little community, rather than one big community with different neighborhoods, so to speak. If people are cool with that, great.


                Some people make a big deal but its like anything else in the world; Restaurants, TV, Radio, Theres plenty of content out there that some find interesting and others dont. If youre interested, great, if not, then you walk by, ignore , whatever.

                As Weathered said, as long as it isnt bigotted,racist or insulting ones personal beliefs, where is the problem?
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                • #9
                  As Weathered said, as long as it isnt bigotted,racist or insulting ones personal beliefs, where is the problem?


                  Well IMO the problem would be if the forum became more about OT stuff than it is about Amps.

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                  • #10
                    My 0.02? Music-realted OT discussions (like Ace Frehley's LP guitars) are fine and encouraged, but retarded flame fests like politics and religion really make me HATE this MB. Your mileage may vary, but I don't think such posts add any value to the "community" -- if anything, there are some folks on this board I've never even met and feel biased against simply because of their strong political or religious views. And that just kind of sucks...


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                    • #11

                      Music is (hopefully) what brings people to these forums, and a passion for gear as well. I wouldn't want the OT stuff to ruin that.

                      I dont think that it will Arracado, Music is the Glue that brings us all together but different things make us tic...

                      I have beliefs that differ from many here but it would never keep me from posting here..
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                      • #12
                        Ive said it before and Ill say it again, this place(The amp Forum) is like a community. That being said, Any and all topics should be allowed...

                        Seriously, WTF is so hard about not clicking on a topic that youre not interested in?


                        All topics allowed, yes.

                        However, when OT political rants make up the preponderance of a member's "contributions" to this forum, its too much & should be moved.

                        I don't click on these topics. I'm just tired of seeing these threads occupying so much of the forum while other members' "Advice on a 2x10 Princeton" posts get kicked to page 2 with no responses.
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                          I never read all of the political or religion threads, so I'd rather they werent allowed, meaning the forum is clogged with less crap
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                          • #14
                            The OT stuff comes and goes in waves. In general, I don't mind a whole lot because I don't go into threads that are of no interest to me (which is most of the religion/political stuff). The thing that pisses me off is when over half of the first page is threads that have absolutely nothing to do with music.
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                            • #15
                              Well IMO the problem would be if the forum became more about OT stuff than it is about Amps.


                              That will never happen(unless of course, the majority of OJ douchbags lke Tweedbucket et al keep coming here and posting the stupid OT stuff that they do)

                              Theres OT and then theres really dumb OT..... I started a thread the other day on Plasma vs LCD televisions because I dont know diddly about them and the wealth of information that the members here gave me greatly narrowed my search... Thats just one example of some of the cool things that Ive learned about thanks to OT Threads...
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