This is a discussion on How I handle controversial topics within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; As it should be...
As it should be
If it is ever your misfortune to be attacked, alertness will have given you a little warning, decisiveness will have given you a proper course to pursue, and if that course is to counterattack, carry it out with everything you've got! Be indignant. Be angry. Be aggressive.
There are times when I want to respond to a post but I don't because I don't want to come across as militant (even if I might be).
Microwave technicians are fully deviated.
Member SAF, GOA, NFOA, USCCA
It is my purpose in life to offend everyone. I don't want to hear anyone whining about feeling left out.
Retired USAF E-8. Curmudgeon on the loose.
Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Ruffled feathers . . .
There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
We have deep thinkers and stinkers in this group that could come up with a solution...
Buck the donkey
If someone really offends me I put them on my ignore list. That list is empty so far and I've been a member here for "a few years." I occasionally do post one of my motherly lectures, but I try to keep it very mild for the forum. I can scare the s...tuff out of big strong men when I really get going.
As far as face-to-face people who disagree with me - If I can't avoid the controversial subjects because they keep bringing them up, I have to tell them that I do not discuss that - whatever - at all.
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
Second Amendment: The difference between politicians and rulers.US Navy - US Army, RetiredNRA Benefactor Life Member
You haven't offended me yet—but there is always hope for the future!
“Propaganda will never die out. Intelligent men must realize that propaganda is the modern instrument by which they can fight for productive ends and help to bring order out of chaos.”
-- Edward Bernays
Well I for one am offended by all your hunting adventures. You are out there foolin around while I am at the salt mine.
Keep up the good work.
Read our government's plan to destroy the Constitution.
I've been around since 2005, and have yet to be offended by anyone - and that's hard because I'm mostly negative (it's the QA background). I compare these posts to sitting around a hunting camp campfire and solving all the problems of the day. It's fun to agree - disagree - rattle a few cages, and rub salt where it's needed. Many people haven't had that experience, so I can see where feathers could be ruffled without knowing the intent. It's gotten me into forum jail on other forums. I enjoy you all.