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Politics, religion and other volatile topics

Should the forum allow Politics and religion etc to be discussed in posts?


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Jameson Clark

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My opinion remains the same. Having a picture of a boat with a certain flag on it is completely different than discussing politics. Personally, I think asking people to not post pictures with certain types of flags flying is the slippery slope.
 

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A flag with a Swastika on it is also a political flag but it should be offensive to everybody. Once you open the door you can't close it. You can't say "I can display my flag but you can't display yours".

This is the best run forum I've seen. Unlike the other jetboat site nobody here asks for donations, asks you to buy from the company store, removes posts they may not like or bans people for no reason. If you like politics you can join yamahajetboaters.com and enjoy. Then come back here when you need an educated answer to your boat problems.
By the way...If you mention our forum's website on the other site, you will be banned.
Thanks, but I don't need an invitation to leave.
 

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Thanks, but I don't need an invitation to leave.
You misunderstood my comment. That wasn't an invitation to leave. Mearly a suggestion to satisfy your political interests there and come back here for your boating needs. I'm a member of both sites. I just choose not to visit the other site anymore as the boating experrience is here.
 

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My opinion remains the same. Having a picture of a boat with a certain flag on it is completely different than discussing politics. Personally, I think asking people to not post pictures with certain types of flags flying is the slippery slope.
Discussing politics and having a Trump flag visible in your photos are two very different things in my opinion!
A Trump flag with a slogan front and center with the backdrop of Statue of Liberty strikes me as a political statement.

I’ve been careful to always crop the confederate flag out of my pics, but I did find it in some, darned.

And now, I’ve been called on my bullshit!!!
Guilty as charged!!! lolol:
(One of the admins reminded me of what a hypocrite I am!!! )
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Edit: ROTFL. This is perfect.

My apologies to anyone I offended. Dammm.

 

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Once again, the key is "polite company." Religion and politics shouldn't be discussed in polite company. My Mom and Dad taught me that and my grandparents taught them that. I'm betting a lot of your parents taught you that as well.

I believe that this group - and its close-nit nature - is a result of everyone keeping in mind we are in polite company.

The problem is escalation. I post a flag of my guy and then you gotta post a flag of your guy. Next thing you know, we're taking little jabbing snipes at each other. Pretty soon it turns into a full blown flame war. Two weeks later, one of us is in trouble out on the water and instead of helping (as you would have just 15 days ago), you pretend not to see. "I'm not helping that a--hole." And you're probably justified based on what was said to you.

So no, one flag isn't a problem. Heck, one post isn't a problem. It's the response and snowball that ensues that is the problem. I'd love to think everyone is grown up enough to handle it, but human beings have proved time and time again that they are not.

Our Admins are simply trying to nip something in the bud by de-escalating the situation before it starts. They have the obligation to do that. They are being VERY transparent about it.

They have real things to do in the real world and we shouldn't force them to sit an listen to us argue about what percent of our photo had the flag of "our guy" in it. Make no mistake, that discussion is at the end of this tunnel. (Heck, it's probably only halfway down this tunnel.)

'Comon gang. It's such a dang hot-button thing. Let's not pretend we don't know. People "out there" are acting like complete fools. Let's leave it at the door.

Admins: As always, thanks for all you do.
 

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There are politics everywhere you look these days. It is refreshing to come here and not see/hear any of it. Come on...From the get go we all know that political messages are not to be posted here. I like how apolitical we agree to be while sharing information and helping others enjoy their boating experiences. Says the guy flying the Jetboaters.net colors from a Sailboat.

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You have Mega Fangs and I thought it said MAGA fangs and that hurt me. I need a safe space. A space without flags and politics and religious discussion. Good thing I can still come to Jetboaters.net
Beside that I figured out the collage loan problem. If you borrow money pay it back. No more problem. (That’s economics not politics)

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Wow I am assuming this was all about my post of the Statue of Liberty. Genuinely wasn’t trying to make a political statement. The subject was show us what you did on your jetboat and i wanted to share. Only had boat for a month so was excited to have a cool pic to share. Was the only pic i had with lady liberty in background. Water was VERY rough with all the traffic so we did a quick loop and got out of there. Ill be sure not to post any more pics. I will also change my emoji that has an American flag once I figure out how. Don’t want to offend.

in case anyone needs it....

Playdough ingredients:
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  2. 3/4 cup salt.
  3. 4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
  4. 2 cups lukewarm water.
  5. 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  6. Food coloring, optional.
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in case anyone needs it....

Playdough ingredients:
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour.
  2. 3/4 cup salt.
  3. 4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
  4. 2 cups lukewarm water.
  5. 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  6. Food coloring, optional.
  7. Quart sized bags.
Now you have offended me. I have been buying play doh for years !!!
 

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I will also change my emoji that has an American flag once I figure out how. Don’t want to offend.
I would never want to be a member of a forum where I would be afraid to offend by posting a picture of my American flag.

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Wow I am assuming this was all about my post of the Statue of Liberty... I will also change my emoji that has an American flag once I figure out how. Don’t want to offend.

Love the American flag!
We fly "Old Glory" whenever we are out on the boat. It is not the American Flag, It is all the B.S. that divides us as a Nation that they are trying to keep out of here. Divide and conquer. Just sayin.

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Wow I am assuming this was all about my post of the Statue of Liberty. Genuinely wasn’t trying to make a political statement. The subject was show us what you did on your jetboat and i wanted to share. Only had boat for a month so was excited to have a cool pic to share. Was the only pic i had with lady liberty in background. Water was VERY rough with all the traffic so we did a quick loop and got out of there. Ill be sure not to post any more pics. I will also change my emoji that has an American flag once I figure out how. Don’t want to offend.

in case anyone needs it....

Playdough ingredients:
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour.
  2. 3/4 cup salt.
  3. 4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
  4. 2 cups lukewarm water.
  5. 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  6. Food coloring, optional.
  7. Quart sized bags.
For the record, I thought the aesthetics of your picture and the way Lady Liberty was framed under the flag was cool. The subject matter of the flag itself is what it is, and the rules are what they are... sorry if that discourages you. Looking past the "prominent" subject matter, genuinely a cool photo. It would be a cool experience to circle Liberty Island in one's own boat. Congrats on the boat.

I can confidently say that I don't feel like anyone here, admin or otherwise, has the desire to publicly shame you or anyone. Hopefully you'll keep your desire to participate and share.

P.S. My kids are going to love the play dough.
 

Julian

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Wow I am assuming this was all about my post of the Statue of Liberty. Genuinely wasn’t trying to make a political statement. The subject was show us what you did on your jetboat and i wanted to share. Only had boat for a month so was excited to have a cool pic to share. Was the only pic i had with lady liberty in background. Water was VERY rough with all the traffic so we did a quick loop and got out of there. Ill be sure not to post any more pics. I will also change my emoji that has an American flag once I figure out how. Don’t want to offend.

in case anyone needs it....

Playdough ingredients:
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour.
  2. 3/4 cup salt.
  3. 4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
  4. 2 cups lukewarm water.
  5. 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  6. Food coloring, optional.
  7. Quart sized bags.
Actually, didnt see your post....goes to show how many posts we have on a daily basis that I dont have time to read.

I tried to make my request as gentle as possible so as to not offend and feel like the forum police....trust me....that is not what I want to be,and not the environment we are seeking. (Reread my post and please suggest a way I could make it more inclusive...I was trying not to hurt anyone's feelings)

Thanks for all the reminders of how sucky the old forum got with the politics battles...we strive for a forum we can all enjoy, and I think for the most part we've achieved a decent balance (we arent perfect).

Back to boating threads!!!

How about we all go click on the "unanswered threads" link and help some people out!

Unanswered threads
 
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Kind of a slow day at the office until I saw this pic and had hot coffee coming out my nostrils... too funny!!!
Ouch...I prescribe at least one day on your boat, for each nostril to heal.
 
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