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Last year when I opened the Political Forum I said that would be a tryout to see if it would go smoothly. Well, it's not going smoothly. Not only it's dividing the forum and putting people against each other, but also 90% of the issues and threads reported to me comes from that forum. This being election year, it's getting to the point where everyday I have to stop other things I am doing (work, music, family and even just posting and enjoying the forums) to put out a fire that started there or PM full grown adults and ask them to behave etc etc... and now it's getting to the point where people are stalking on other social media because they feel wronged etc... that is unacceptable and crosses a line I am not comfortable with.

I've also notice members with little to none participation in any other forums or topics at GAB, posting on the Political Forum almost exclusively. Please remember this forum is a music/gear forum first and foremost. The political side was an added bonus to the other categories and not meant to bring people here exclusively to post political stuff and start trouble.

With all that said, I am closing the Tin Foil Hut for now and may or may not re-open it in the future, definitely not before this election year is over.


Please note that political discussions are not banned and you can continue to have them at the Off Topic forum, however, I will monitor them very closely and close political threads at the first sign of trolling or flaming etc... I am very laid back as a mod here and think the forum is better served when self-moderated. That is still true, but it seems that political threads are the unfortunate exception.


Thank you,


Billy

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