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Old 12-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #31
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 If it gets political, then it will be moved to the Basement.
Then all threads about NASA's future, SLS, JWST, Orion & CCDev updates may need to be moved, but then I won't post any news there any more, but just on the ChatBox.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #32
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 Thanks for removing the section from new users
The Basement section is not removed from new users. It is available to anyone regardless of posts but you have to enable it in your UserCP section.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #33
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 Then all threads about NASA's future, SLS, JWST, Orion & CCDev updates may need to be moved, but then I won't post any news there any more, but just on the ChatBox.
And I hope the expectation of your valuable input getting lost will in the end convince folks - interested in civil discussion on space flight topics - to let politics (and religion!) out of that equation.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:55 PM   #34
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 Then all threads about NASA's future, SLS, JWST, Orion & CCDev updates may need to be moved, but then I won't post any news there any more, but just on the ChatBox.
We will make that call on a case by case basis. If it's a thread getting heated because of politics, then it would be better in the Basement. If the politics remain calm and on-topic with the spaceflight section, then it will stay.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:39 AM   #35
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 And I hope the expectation of your valuable input getting lost will in the end convince folks - interested in civil discussion on space flight topics - to let politics (and religion!) out of that equation.

It's Amazing when to know where that line is, I don't.

Censorship is a dangerous game.

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Old 12-22-2011, 02:51 AM   #36
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So let me get this straight - the basement can be trolled and whatnot?
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:55 AM   #37
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 So let me get this straight - the basement can be trolled and whatnot?
No. It is simply an area of reduced moderation on politically sensitive topics.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #38
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 We will make that call on a case by case basis. If it's a thread getting heated because of politics, then it would be better in the Basement. If the politics remain calm and on-topic with the spaceflight section, then it will stay.
I'm wondering if "NASA's Future: The War Continues" belongs in the Basement.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:24 PM   #39
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 I'm wondering if "NASA's Future: The War Continues" belongs in the Basement.
I can move it there, but don't expect any new news from me posted on that thread. I observed that political discussions start on that thread after I post some news about NASA's future, so unless someone else will post news there, there will be no discussion.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:51 PM   #40
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 So let me get this straight - the basement can be trolled and whatnot?
The best way I can answer that is to point you to the first rule of the Basement:
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1. The Basement is for political and religious topics in which members are free to post with virtually no moderation. We are not concerned about trolling, flame wars, off-topic posts, or indescriptive thread titles. However, direct attacks against a person, group, or country will not be allowed. For example, ("you're a retard," etc.) or ("Americans are retards," etc.) is considered an attack.

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 I'm wondering if "NASA's Future: The War Continues" belongs in the Basement.
We could certainly move it there, but we are trying to give you all some leeway. Clearly spaceflight topics require some sort of political mention from time to time, but if it goes down hill, then either the entire thread will be moved to the Basement or we might split the thread where the politics took over.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:03 AM   #41
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 I can move it there, but don't expect any new news from me posted on that thread. I observed that political discussions start on that thread after I post some news about NASA's future, so unless someone else will post news there, there will be no discussion.
Now some can decide what's politically correct. Poor Tex.

P.S. Requiring 'log in' to read political discusions here, otherwise they are not public, is censorship in it's own right.

Motive..?

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #42
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Maybe my account needs the priveleges added also. I can't see the basement.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #43
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 Maybe my account needs the priveleges added also. I can't see the basement.
To see it, you need to join The Basement user group. You can do it on this page: http://www.orbiter-forum.com/profile...editusergroups
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #44
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 Maybe my account needs the priveleges added also. I can't see the basement.
It's in your user control panel (click here).

EDIT: Ninja'd by orb

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