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Posted on 11/30/2012 9:01:14 AM PST by Vinylly
Well, yesterday I discussed a liberal website called Outside Asylum, and my experience with it. For me, the best websites for political discussion are neither conservative or liberal, but unbiased. There's nothing more boring then talking to like minded people, but a website that can have a dialog between opposing minds without resorting to name calling. I found a huge website that everybody should know about, it covers everything from your hometown and state, science, religion and politics. As long as you follow their rules, you can have a good entertaining discussion. I use a different monikar there, but it's a good place to go. http://www.city-data.com/forum/#u-s-forums
Soliciting for another website on FR?
You are on one, FR!!!!
So Donate to keep us that way!
Yeah, we should all migrate there.
Free Republic sucks, it’s boring. HTML is too hard.
I’m outta here!
The problem is, the ‘unbiased’ ones are or soon become, Liberal.
Once THEY introduce their customary and predictably ugly language and insults, and from there on it’s abject crap.
Ummm. Did you know that Free Republic has individual STATE message boards for exactly what you are saying we should go somewhere else for. R u nutz?
Go from HERE to a lousy vforum?
For anyone who knows how to express himself, and procure the level of discourse he needs to unburden himself of the political stresses of the day, Free Republic reigns supreme and has for 15 years. Yes, it’s “conservative”, but there is a great deal on FR that is “non-political” also.
I haven’t bothered with any other sites for a long long time, but when I do follow up on a link that may have appeared here on FR, to Huffington Post, or wherever, and bother to read
their posts and replies, it just confirms how great FR is.
I will check out the one you recommend, though.
Are discussions about the virtues of Cheese allowed?
No intention of going there, sounds like another site where the main question is “Can’t We All Just Get Along” or “I’m OK, Your OK”.
Well, found a little on Cheese, but I don’t see any pictures. Think I will remain here for now. Cheese discussions without pictures are on par with “Hit It” discussions without Laz.
I visited your recommended website city-data.com , for a good five minutes, and went immediately to my state’s area (New Jersey)First thread I saw posted there was titled “How much do you tip furniture delivery guys?”
It’s nice to know someone is dealing with issues that us pansies on FR consider “TOO HOT TO HANDLE”.
This city-data site looks like a good example of something so
vague, general, generic, so “all things to all people”, that it winds up being “not much of anything to anyone”.
A website is just a website, but FR has evolved under the stewardship of the great JimRob into the most influential, oft-quoted,fearless and “purpose-driven” website out there.
It will ALWAYS be so!
I used to love visiting political boards/chat rooms to fight with leftwingers. Then I grew up, and I realized that getting down in the dirt with those pigs was griming me up, too.
If talking with like-minded people is so boring, I don’t even know why you’re here to begin with.
Moose missiles are nothing compared to Velocirapdeers.
So why are you here as this is a CONSERVATIVE web forum?
“There's nothing more boring then talking to like minded people, but a website that can have a dialog between opposing minds without resorting to name calling.”
As a CONSERVATIVE web forum, there is no reason to allow trolls to infest the board.
Usually, the trolls come in and toss a few canards coupled with insults aimed at conservatives.
With the predictable results of the Undead Threaders and the Viking Kitties coming out to play with them and hijack their threads.
“I found a huge website”
Good, glad to hear it.
I'm sure it's so mega colossal so as to dwarf FR, right?
“that everybody should know about,”
“it covers everything from your hometown and state, science, religion and politics. As long as you follow their rules, you can have a good entertaining discussion.”
State boards exist on FR.
There ya go.
“I use a different monikar there, but it's a good place to go. “
Is that like a Monica?
Maybe you meant Moniker.
And why go anywhere else?
You LIKE dealing with libtards or something?
You want to REACH OUT to them?
Or are you just trying to divert traffic from FR to this other place?
Much like the trolls at trewblew tried, and TrewBlews predecessor, and Clown Posse, and many other similar places that claimed to be everything you just described?
Velocirapdeers, they will drag you from the treestand and feast on your delicious meats of meatiness.
I agree with many here.. I don’t argue with trolls, and name callers.. I used to frequent a few musician forums and I got quite bored with arguing with lefties..
they don’t agree that the sky is blue...I refuse to waste my time.
Why go to a board that has lefties at all?
Nobody will change anyones opinion but instead will create anger and resentment.
I don’t get why this thread is here.
My nose is itching, this thread may be Undead in the future.
The only political discussion worth participating in is to determine the best method for skinning the skunk and getting rid of the smell of the critter who snuck into our White House. And now, because we didn’t skin the sucker soon enough, he now has the support of over half of the other critters in the country and I fear we’ll have to re-build some new buildings and taking great care in installing a mess of critter-proof doors.
... and those are just some of the benefits of an all-cheese diet.
Site has the annoying DU format
And...what’s up with this?
Attn: The FReepers are conspiring to hijack this forum
What can be better than FR? It’s user-friendly, supports HTML, and is free of profanity and trolls.
Best to get your own blog and start blogging and just don’t censor or delete your own stuff. All sites have their own brand of pc, do develop your own!
There’s nothing else out there that makes any sense in terms of forums, it’s all just a complete waste of time and lame propaganda.
I just got hit by one of them last week two days before Thanksgiving.
Moose missile was successful?
I thought the seeker head on those things was empty?
That video was debunked on Snopes. It was done with Photoshop and the moose was force-fed an entire urn of your coffee.
Yikes, Coffee powered moose!
If everyone on that site is unbiased, doesn’t that mean that you’re talking to like-minded people?
Be careful, it’s REAL easy to get banned there. Not the same freedom of speech we enjoy here at FR.
I didn’t say the posters are unbiased, infact they are very biased. It’s just fun arguing with them. It’s the moderators that are unbiased. They let you argue without banning you if you don’t resort to insults and name calling or breaking website rules.
Another fun website is sodahead.com. They take a poll on different current issues and let you go at it with your comments. The problem is, much of it is on celebraties which can get really silly.
I like cheese.
“Soliciting for another website on FR?”
That was my very first thought. He is now on my Sith list. :-)
Hey, newbie. If you don’t like the way we moderate FR, please be my guest and post elsewhere.
Are you attempting to undermine FR, Noob? IBTZ
You posted about an Audio website yesterday, where you got banned for political posting & they were too liberal to accept your viewpoint. Today you’re suggesting another website besides FR to discuss politics. These kinds of suggestions get the PTBs upset because FR is the premium place to post politics on the web.
I tried your approach over at America’s Debate. I posted as Kevmo
It didn’t work. They have an overwhelming number of jerk liberals posting there, and as far as I can tell all of the moderators are liberal.
Perhaps you should consider Argue With Everyone, yes, it really does exist:
I still debate at Intrade. It is the least biased platform because their focus is on making money from contracts rather than ideology.
However, their ownership has exhibited genuine bias in the past, at one point even criticizing a poster who spoke ill of Obama. At least he was open about his bias — he died last year climbing Mount Everest. In addition, Intrade is going through a major upheaval by pulling out of the US market due to regulation.
So, what you’re seeking does not exist. You might consider starting your own version of America’s Debate.
They leap and they tear and can mack your ass in half-a-minute.
I stay out of those counties now.
I understand that you are a n00bie but don’t you realize that this post is about as asinine as a post can get?
Why don’t you try to open a lemon aide stand in a restaurant? Or take a cooler into an NFL stadium and sell beer to the fans?
I don’t know about your saying the website for debate I’m seeking does not exist. This website seems to be a pretty good place.
Doesn't square and wash with what you said in your article:
" For me, the best websites for political discussion are neither conservative or liberal, but unbiased. There's nothing more boring then talking to like minded people, but a website that can have a dialog between opposing minds without resorting to name calling."
And then you continue:
"I found a huge website that everybody should know about, it covers everything from your hometown and state, science, religion and politics. As long as you follow their rules, you can have a good entertaining discussion. I use a different monikar there, but it's a good place to go. http://www.city-data.com/forum/#u-s-forums"
So, not only are you saying unbiased is great, but hey you found a huge website everyone should know about for unbiased discussion!
Trying to forward traffic from here to somewhere else is frowned upon in these parts.
Those counties coincide with our coffee deer experiments?
Sudden drive by moosing.
Are you saying that there is so much internal debate that it could occupy you and not get “bored”?
Or are you saying that you don’t really need to seek an unbiased moderation website?
Or something else? What are you saying? Now that you’ve seen some of the response to what you’ve said, are you backtracking a little? Just be up front and real, no need to be cagey.
First of all, there isn’t another site out there that compares to Free Republic. This is a safe haven amid the liberal lunacy that surrounds us, a place where conservative principles and love of God and country are revered and exalted. Talking to liberals? I’ve waded over into the DU sewer. Aside from being godless and delusional, it’s not enjoyable or interesting. Freepers are generally well informed on a wide range of subjects, and are also hilarious. I learned alot about issues, government, and history by lurking here for a decade before signing on nine months ago. Just watch, listen, and learn. This place is full of amazing people who share our conservative values.