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04-16-2009, 08:46 AM #18
04-17-2009, 11:38 PM #19
04-18-2009, 12:06 AM #20
04-19-2009, 09:38 AM #21
Wait a minute .... current events = politics/religion???
04-19-2009, 02:02 PM #22
04-19-2009, 08:25 PM #23
Badminton Central is a place where we share info about Badminton
If we have Badminton related topics, then it should be OK. This is because Badminton Central is a place where we share info about Badminton.
In the past, we have discussed several topics on politics and religion, for example;
On politics, we have talked about:
* BWF (election of officers)
* Russian Badminton Federation (court case)
* USA-Iran relations (Badminton diplomacy)
On religious practice:
* How some players manage to play during their religious fasting period
* How some players manage to play wearing religious headcovering/clothing
* Why some players are taking a break during a Badminton game to pray
In all of the above discussions/threads, we were talking about Badminton first. And they were not intended to offend others. They were good hearted discussions and information on how Badminton is run/played worldwide.
IMHO, any thread that has extreme negativity and rudeness will usually cause raging disagreements/conflicts amongst us here at BC.
04-19-2009, 10:12 PM #24
Chris, I am 100% certain neither you, Datuk Punch, Li Yongbo nor everybody else on BC does badminton 24/7. Furthermore, Pemuda did point out one very important distinction about Chit-Chat compared to the other forums on the board:
Come here for all off-topic discussions!
04-19-2009, 10:23 PM #25
I think off topics that aren't political and stuff, like natural disasters, random kid becomes a dad at age 10, etc are already in the chit-chat forum, and everybody is ok with it.
04-19-2009, 10:30 PM #26
There're dozens of forums focusing on politics, religion, etc, which also have a variety sub topics to be discussed (i.e. many choices to pick). One can always go to those forums to discuss those topics - in english, malay or chinese also can.
BC, let it be more on baddy than other topics. Considering how highly charged discussion on politics & religion can get,they can very quickly overshadow the baddy threads. Not to mention many locked threads, bans, more headache for our mods .
And frankly, I'm sick of politics topics that's already discussed everywhere by everyone, 7 days a week, many hours in a day..
Last edited by eaglehelang; 04-19-2009 at 10:34 PM.
04-19-2009, 10:40 PM #27
04-19-2009, 10:46 PM #28
again, for those who do like to participate in those types of discussions, we encourage you to visit other forums, it is quite easy to google, i found a few for you:
they are only a click away. they look very thriving with people of the respective interests.
04-20-2009, 12:41 PM #29
I quickly went in those sites..
-The politics forum has like at least 30 different moderators. One for each sub-forum..
-And the one for religious forum, interestingly, i saw a "Politics" sub-forum created in there...and i counted, there are **at least** 30 moderators...
I don't know how they do it, but i must give the moderators, in those sites, 4 thumbs up for keeping everything so civil in there..
04-20-2009, 05:47 PM #30
Considering the changes to the buy/sell forum sorting, I think I prefer the old style since it was easier to find active sales and only rarely were finished sales bumped up. However, right now we see a lot of active sales which are hidden under lots of other threads which are already inactive, and it's really hard to find out what is actually still on sale. Just my opinion.
04-20-2009, 11:14 PM #31
Our BC 'Lounge Section' is where we relax
Yes, the conduct of our participants here at BC does affect me.
I join Badminton Central for 2 main reasons.
(1) I appreciate our BCers posting info and news about Badminton. It is great to find the latest Badminton info/news here at BC everyday. And it's great to talk about these info/news with fellow BCers.
(2) I use BC to communicate with our fellow Badminton club members. Hundreds of our club members are BCers. In fact, our CCC Badminton Club is now the leading club at BC (in terms of participants/postings): click here
What topic or thread created here at Badminton Central, I have no say. It is up to our BC moderators to decide whether to promote it, to close it or to let it be.
However, I do get annoyed when I see some BCers making comments not related to the topic of the thread (be it Badminton or not). I am learning to ignore these 'off topic' posts.
Our BC 'Lounge Section' is where we relax. In fact, I have started several threads there.
* Seasonal Greetings
* Birthday Calculator
* Email Scams
* etc ...
IMHO, if political and religious threads were to be allowed in the 'Lounge Section', then the section would become more serious, therefore taking away the relaxing atmosphere that it now has.
Anyway, this is just my opinion.
04-22-2009, 12:41 AM #32
04-22-2009, 12:59 AM #33
Beramboi@Era.fm and he's controlling the remote for more of Awani/Bernama instead
04-22-2009, 06:32 AM #34
Either way boss kwun's words are law.
Hopefully this law will be applied consistently and with wisdom as sometimes kneejerk responses are just as bad as a wrong one - I'm referring to some threads that were prematurely locked when they held so much potential for discussions that are generally apolitical in nature.
That is why you have and need moderators - they aren't there just to pick up rubbish and punish offenders - they are to moderate discussions in a fair manner.
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