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    Historical posts about hammocks are fine...it's the posts that generate political discussion that don't belong.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    I couldn't disagree more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Island View Post
    I couldn't disagree more.
    Please don't leave because of that.

    We are all visitors here. We must respect the hosts.

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    We have been hearing a lot in our national political discourse recently about finding "common threads." As one who has been involved professionally in mediation training I know how important this is to successful problem solving in marriages, organizations and institutions. HF is no exception.

    I know because of my particular perspective on a lot of things that are discussed here outside of hammocks that I am in a minority on a lot of issues. I don't want those issues to interfere with my ability to learn, discuss, and engage other members in dialog that will result in my skill enhancement when it comes to all things hammocks. The common thread is hammocks.

    That common thread does not negate in any way the positions, feelings, perspectives of anyone on the forum. There is the win. By focusing on our common thread, we respectfully learn from and support one another.

    Thanks mods, this position is very helpful to my feeling a part of the forum community.
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    Good call Just Jeff.
    If this were "What's your opinion on Politics, the Military and Religion? Forums.net" then maybe I could see allowing it. But as Canoebie put it Hammocks are the common thread here and that should be maintained. There are, in fact, other venues for expressing opinions on those subjects, wherein it would likely be viewed just as off topic or inappropriate to discuss hammocking.
    Thanks for the preemptive strike and for such a fine Forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post
    i come here for the relaxed learned community. politics is not relaxing. the hammock is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    Thanks mods, this position is very helpful to my feeling a part of the forum community.

    +1

    I think this is a great decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Historical posts about hammocks are fine...it's the posts that generate political discussion that don't belong.
    That is a wise decision.

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    I hate this decision. That's my freedom of speech.

    I still respect the folks that run the site and I'll abide by their decision. That's the self-restraint that makes freedom something worth having.

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    Jeff I totally agree and I hope this is not considered political statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearpaw View Post
    I hate this decision. That's my freedom of speech.
    Hoo boy do I have a great answer for your 1st Ammendment POV...but it would definately be political. Cause a bunch of heat and no light too.
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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