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#51 aggieamy

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:45 PM

I wanted to start a Jimmy Buffet for President thread. Oh well, I will have to drink the margaritas all alone.


Only if Kenny Chesney runs as his VP. Boy, I'd love to go to those debates. :001_smile:

#52 Hillary in KS

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:01 PM

So, um, Hillary. Your avatar appearing in this thread is cracking me up, but seriously now.


Actually, this has been my avatar for MONTHS. :D

And the Moderators reviewed it several months ago and decided that since it had nothing to do with a political party it has been allowed to stay.

#53 homeschooltoone

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:21 PM

Thank you.

#54 Tammyla

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

:thumbup: Thank you, Susan.

As an election season approaches...I feel the need to give y'all some guidelines.

This board is not for the discussion of politics. There are other places to do that.

Yes, we do say that this board is for "hanging out and chatting." That's because parents who teach their kids sometimes just need to...chat. Not about school, just about life.

Having said that...

I don't want to see political threads here that have nothing to do with home schooling. It was the last presidential election that forced us to ban political avatars, slogans, and partisan discussions. I'm already seeing threads that appear to be posted simply to start political arguments. Not interested, people. Chat about something else, here. Or go talk about politics, somewhere else.

Simple. :001_smile:

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P.S. And, to clarify: the ban against political statements in avatars and signatures is STILL in effect.



#55 matchpenalty_2

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:45 AM

Excellent advice. Keep the forum pure! :001_smile:

#56 KnitWit

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:50 PM

Excellent advice. Keep the forum pure! :001_smile:


Advice? Umm...it's the *law*. Susan Wise Bauer owns the board. :)
...and welcome :)

#57 matchpenalty_2

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

Clearly. Just trying to be supportive of her "direction".

#58 KnitWit

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

Clearly. Just trying to be supportive of her "direction".


Not trying to be snarky. You would be surprised how many people come here and don't know who Susan is or what she wrote. :)

#59 matchpenalty_2

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:09 PM

Not trying to be snarky. You would be surprised how many people come here and don't know who Susan is or what she wrote. :)


Thanks Polly. Funny, people would join the forum and not know Jesse Wise or Susan Bauer are...:confused:

Personally, I don't like the idea that anyone "owns" a forum of ideas, but I understand what you were trying to say. :001_smile:

#60 kalanamak

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:21 AM

Simple. :001_smile:

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A-yup. We don't have a kilt big enough to cover it up.

#61 lauraeden

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:15 PM

Thank goodness we aren't going to have talk about politics!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:58 PM

Thank you. I hope the moderators can keep up:).

As an election season approaches...I feel the need to give y'all some guidelines.

This board is not for the discussion of politics. There are other places to do that.

Yes, we do say that this board is for "hanging out and chatting." That's because parents who teach their kids sometimes just need to...chat. Not about school, just about life.

Having said that...

I don't want to see political threads here that have nothing to do with home schooling. It was the last presidential election that forced us to ban political avatars, slogans, and partisan discussions. I'm already seeing threads that appear to be posted simply to start political arguments. Not interested, people. Chat about something else, here. Or go talk about politics, somewhere else.

Simple. :001_smile:

SWB

P.S. And, to clarify: the ban against political statements in avatars and signatures is STILL in effect.



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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:24 PM

If a thread breaks the rules, please report it. Don't bash the moderators for "playing favorites." We cannot read every thread and rely on the board users to maintain the rules.

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#64 Parrothead

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:24 PM

If a thread breaks the rules, please report it. Don't bash the moderators for "playing favorites." We cannot read every thread and rely on the board users to maintain the rules.

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Okay. Thanks for clarifying.

#65 Mommyfaithe

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:26 PM

Are kilts still acceptable?


:D
Made me laugh.....

#66 katherine4

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

:iagree:

Thank you!!! :thumbup:


Just a suggestion... I think you should sticky this thread.



#67 Storm Bay

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

Thank you for bringing this up again:001_smile:. Also, if you have a genuine, polite political question for someone (not rude) you can PM them.

#68 Robin M

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

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Hi laura. It's a sticky note and pinned so will always be at the top. And welcome to the forums.