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6 hours ago, bristolri_wx said:

I think the main issue is that the banter thread, which is supposed to cover more random topics and discussion, is being dominated by COVID, and it's drowning out the other banter - plus there's many of us who just don't want to read about COVID opinions 24/7 but still want to check in here for the other topics.

So yes, there's a number of us that are more annoyed because it is being shoved down our throats in the banter thread.  Our choices are either read the COVID stuff in banter, or ignore the thread entirely.  The issue isn't the discussion itself, but it's such a heated topic and there's probably a good percentage of people who would rather read/discuss anything else.

Maybe the mods will allow a COVID discussion thread for the Fall.  They effectively cannot remove the COVID discussion from the forum so why not split it out?  This way we can discuss crotch rot and the Red Sox choking down the stretch without COVID getting in the way.  The way the forum is setup, the advice of "just don't read it" or "ignore it" is impossible unless you stay out of the banter thread entirely.

At some poiint Delta/Covid will die down and it will go back to regular banter like we say in June/early July.

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6 hours ago, bristolri_wx said:

I think the main issue is that the banter thread, which is supposed to cover more random topics and discussion, is being dominated by COVID, and it's drowning out the other banter - plus there's many of us who just don't want to read about COVID opinions 24/7 but still want to check in here for the other topics.

So yes, there's a number of us that are more annoyed because it is being shoved down our throats in the banter thread.  Our choices are either read the COVID stuff in banter, or ignore the thread entirely.  The issue isn't the discussion itself, but it's such a heated topic and there's probably a good percentage of people who would rather read/discuss anything else.

Maybe the mods will allow a COVID discussion thread for the Fall.  They effectively cannot remove the COVID discussion from the forum so why not split it out?  This way we can discuss crotch rot and the Red Sox choking down the stretch without COVID getting in the way.  The way the forum is setup, the advice of "just don't read it" or "ignore it" is impossible unless you stay out of the banter thread entirely.

Banter was never anything but current news and joking,  please...

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You go Ar-Kansas but the Delta variant is MEH so i've been told for those that are unvaccinated.  Average age of those hospitalized has dropped drastically.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid19-arkansas-hospitalizations-icu-beds-asa-hutchinson/

Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson tweeted on Monday that "there are currently only eight ICU beds available in the state" as the region and the rest of the U.S. grapples with a surge of COVID infections fueled in part by the highly contagious Delta variant.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported on Monday that a total of 1,376 people are hospitalized due to the coronavirus, which surpasses a record high of 1,371 hospitalizations recorded on January 11. State data also shows more than 500 people have been admitted to the ICU and nearly 300 people infected with COVID are on ventilators.

https://www.5newsonline.com/article/news/local/covid-hospitalizations-at-record-high-in-nwa/527-6da9424c-6fc8-4ab5-a274-0b27861a389f

 

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6 hours ago, wxtrix said:

there's a politics forum with an active covid thread. but after all the money put into a separate politics forum, no one can sign up for it because there is no staff support for it, so the dumb covid takes end up here.

...aaaand there it is, step right up folks:  the self-appointed arbiter of intelligence and truth has opened its booth.  Take your turn, one booth multiple games:  strawman knockdown; whack-a-mole deflection; link-me-up; and dodge-the-hive attack... step right up,  who's next?...

 

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4 minutes ago, Bostonseminole said:

I'm sort of meh on the  COVID talk, I'm good with it when it's constructive sharing of information and some debate, but when it gets political or people start to seagull on this tread then I think it's time to moderate it a bit more or close it up.

I enjoy our crew and the links. When the stupid hive shows up then it turns to shit. That weird lady and her cohorts should stay in their protected bubbles 

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1 minute ago, Ginx snewx said:

I enjoy our crew and the links. When the stupid hive shows up then it turns to shit. That weird lady and her cohorts should stay in their protected bubbles 

she's a troll and should stay under her bridge

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7 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

I enjoy our crew and the links. When the stupid hive shows up then it turns to shit. That weird lady and her cohorts should stay in their protected bubbles 

Its incredible to me that you would read this thread with all its toxic trolling about hospitals filling up and anti vax rhetoric from your bros and think that people who just showed up the past few days are a problem. This place is gross and has been for awhile. 

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21 more days till this thread goes bye-bye.  Than maybe we separate or y'all can just fire up a new thread here where all this "discussion" shouid have been in the 1st place.
https://www.americanwx.com/bb/forum/5-off-topic/
This banter thread has been cordial all summer and everyone seems to get along, mostly. It's the same troll who shows up and gets it closed down.

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10 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

I enjoy our crew and the links. When the stupid hive shows up then it turns to shit. That weird lady and her cohorts should stay in their protected bubbles 

Couldn't agree more-they showed up last time and the thread was gone in 6 hrs.

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1 minute ago, OSUmetstud said:

Its incredible to me that you would read this thread with all its toxic trolling about hospitals filling up and anti vax rhetoric from your bros and think that people who just showed up the past few days are a problem. This place is gross and has been for awhile. 

and yet here you are

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1 hour ago, nyrangers1022 said:

Long time lurker in New England thread with a few winter posts in NY.   Not here to get triggered and yell at people with different opinions.   I don't care if you want to wear a mask, or 25 masks.   Vaccinated or not, this is America, make your own choice. 

 

 But what I do not like are companies mandating a non FDA proved vaccine.   These companies better have good insurance if someone is forced to take the jab and have a bad reaction (its rare but anything can happen).   

 

Other then that, I always laugh at the Dews and Stein topics.  Being I finally bit the bullet and responded here, you'll probably see me chime in from time to time now

Agree, though I think that there is a high chance that Pfizer will approved by end of month/early next month.  

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1 minute ago, OSUmetstud said:

Its incredible to me that you would read this thread with all its toxic trolling about hospitals filling up and anti vax rhetoric from your bros and think that people who just showed up the past few days are a problem. This place is gross and has been for awhile. 

you bros...lol

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2 minutes ago, OSUmetstud said:

Its incredible to me that you would read this thread with all its toxic trolling about hospitals filling up and anti vax rhetoric from your bros and think that people who just showed up the past few days are a problem. This place is gross and has been for awhile. 

first of all, if you don't like it, go away, no one is forcing you to be here and second, much of the discussion is not anti-vax...yes there is some, but it's not a majority.

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12 minutes ago, Brian5671 said:

first of all, if you don't like it, go away, no one is forcing you to be here and second, much of the discussion is not anti-vax...yes there is some, but it's not a majority.

Exactly

 

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26 minutes ago, OSUmetstud said:

Its incredible to me that you would read this thread with all its toxic trolling about hospitals filling up and anti vax rhetoric from your bros and think that people who just showed up the past few days are a problem. This place is gross and has been for awhile. 

Yes it is the one "woman", and her 2 liberal friends who come in here, make all of 10 posts that cause all the issues and get things shut down.  Your eyes are lying to you.

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43 minutes ago, Bostonseminole said:

I'm sort of meh on the  COVID talk, I'm good with it when it's constructive sharing of information and some debate, but when it gets political or people start to seagull on this tread then I think it's time to moderate it a bit more or close it up.

It's never going to be purely informative or constructive.  There are far too many differing viewpoints, opinions, and beliefs in what the truth is.  Many just can't purely post about information without interjecting their emotions towards others viewpoints.  This stems from how long some have been interacting with each other over the better part of 2 decades.  Phin, while new to this subforum, has been around for a long time and has a strong opinionated view that conflict with others and there is no rule against other members from other subforums from posting in here if they so choose.  I've wanted to keep this dicussion as apolitical as possible but it's clear that's not going to occur.

If you're all of the belief that we should have this discussion continue moving forward, what would you like to see/not see from a moderating perspective?  We've become pretty loose but some stuff clearly crosses the line for some.

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Just now, Baroclinic Zone said:

It's never going to be purely informative or constructive.  There are far too many differing viewpoints, opinions, and beliefs in what the truth is.  Many just can't purely post about information without interjecting their emotions towards others viewpoints.  This stems from how long some have been interacting with each other over the better part of 2 decades.  Phin, while new to this subforum, has been around for a long time and has a strong opinionated view that conflict with others and there is no rule against other members from other subforums from posting in here if they so choose.  I've wanted to keep this dicussion as apolitical as possible but it's clear that's not going to occur.

If you're all of the belief that we should have this discussion continue moving forward, what would you like to see/not see from a moderating perspective?  We've become pretty loose but some stuff clearly crosses the line for some.

I'd have a separate OT thread for it.  When it dies out maybe the thread goes away.  But it's too hot of a topic to say "no covid talk" right now.

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1 minute ago, Brian5671 said:

I'd have a separate OT thread for it.  When it dies out maybe the thread goes away.  But it's too hot of a topic to say "no covid talk" right now.

Yeah, I would say banter separate from COVID, I like looking at pics from Iceland and don't really want to scroll through a bunch of COVID crap to be honest.

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1 minute ago, Bostonseminole said:

Yeah, I would say banter separate from COVID, I like looking at pics from Iceland and don't really want to scroll through a bunch of COVID crap to be honest.

I like the info. It’s what people are talking about. 
What I can do without is the “winger” comments and the name calling. The New England folks are ok. Jay and Phin get into it, but for the most part that’s benign. But the name calling and personnel insults need to stop. It’s generally caused by you know who. When that person shows up, that’s when it goes to shyte. 
The old thread we had was ok, I thought. Moderate it a little, but there is going to be some people who get into it with each other. But what’s unacceptable is the personal insults. 

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