Boycott Political Posts

Old Mar 15th, 2003, 10:38 AM
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Boycott Political Posts

Let's start boycotting the political, non-travel related posts!

I really wish Fodor's would get on the ball and start deleting these posts or informing users that don't following the guidelines.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 10:43 AM
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Thank you. And don't we travel to widen our horizons and our experience of the world?
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 10:47 AM
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I read them if they're travel related, which is what this board is supposed to be about, no?

Perhaps you should post your views on a political board and drop the hostile environment you're helping to create on here.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 10:50 AM
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In case you haven't read the guidelines, here's a snippet:

What are the rules of conduct for using the forums?

Fodors.com created Travel Talk as a place for participants to get and share advice about travel. To provide maximum benefit for travelers -- and to ensure that text and subject searches contain useful trip-planning information -- we restrict the discussion to travel. There are numerous venues all over the Web for conversations about politics, world history, and religion, or for parodies and salacious humor. The focus here is travel.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 10:53 AM
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I agree. I will just ignore them. I hope Fodor's delete them soon. These people should go to political message boards and not here.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 10:55 AM
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There at least four threads on this general topic and the one thing that most contributors have in common is "Don't bother me with facts my mind is made up"
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 11:18 AM
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I disagree. I travel a lot domestically and internationally and I am interested in hearing what people from all over are saying about what is going on in the world. In my view, those opinions have a lot to do with travel. On the other hand, I do have to agree with you that sometimes these threads are taken over by some individuals who simply want to rant and/or engage in some rather juvenile tit for tat exchanges. Unfortunately, as in any public forum, you have to take the good with the bad.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 11:31 AM
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Travel, I'm referring to the political only threads, not travel-related political threads. I'm being very specific.

Yes, we are in a difficult time, so I would expect to read threads that have to do with politics and travel, but not pure politics. There is no place for that here.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 01:00 PM
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Biscuit, I'm with you, and from now on I'm going to ignore any political threads entirely. I've enjoyed reading some thoughtful dialog here, but within minutes Uncle Sam and his cohorts show up and plunge the quality of the discussion into sappy name calling.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 01:06 PM
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I thought that Fodors got rid of armand, who has never posted any useful travel info here.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 06:32 PM
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So, Fodor's *is* working this weekend. Uncle Sam's replies have mysteriously dissappeared from this thread (as well as a couple of my own)!
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 06:35 PM
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biscuit,

looks like they didn't like your posts...I have no idea what you mean about mine!

US

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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 06:48 PM
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Do you see the ones you posted in this thread? Me thinks not.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 07:05 PM
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uncle sam might be posting from an unknown army basic trianing facility. He decided not to go to Ireland this summer so he can put his rear end where his mouth is.
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Old Mar 15th, 2003, 07:15 PM
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wemr,

I'm not taking the bait!

Have a good evening!

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Old Mar 16th, 2003, 11:18 AM
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I hereby declare that I will do my best to refrain from posting political comments (stop the applause, Sam) or throwing fuel on the fire of any political threads.

When it comes to taking the bait, I've been no better behaved than Sam. Frankly, I'm on overload from all the other sources of info and opinion in the world. I'm happy to come here and just talk about pleasant or helpful things where all can share some common ground.



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