Covid & the Board

A bit back we had a no politics rule added to the site. At the time it was mainly because of the election down south that was firing up alot of people.

But now we seem to be really encroaching on politics again with all the Covid talk (Covid & XFL being by far the most popular subjects on the site)

Is it likely the no politics will be rescinded or is it just mods are ok with us discussing so long as tone is kept civil?

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We've been playing fast and loose lately, but I think most of the debate has been civil despite understandable contention and frustration.

It's kind of hard to avoid more of this awful virus chat when it's there factoring into so many common daily decisions.

When catching up with family, lately with the vaccines I find I have to steer the conversation more than ever off the topic or remind them about another subject.

And so I would not expect less from good folks who are CFL fans whom I otherwise have not met in person.

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There is a lot of overlap between those two subjects, but they are not the same.

Because covid has had a big impact on the CFL, as well as "Other Leagues and Entertainment", I think a rule banning talk about covid would be absurd. Equally as absurd would be "you can talk about covid disrupting this upcoming season in the CFL, or its impact on the NHL season over the past 14 months, but not mention a large part of the puzzle (various governments/leaders making/removing rules)"

The original spirit of the "No politics/religion" rule was to steer topics to a more civil debate, because those topics tend to get a lot of people really fired up. A moderator will usually step in when a discussion gets too far out of hand and either lock the topic or tell the people involved to take it to private messages. I don't think nitpicking about what counts as politics would benefit anyone.

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Just curious

A few of my posts went well across the border of the no politics rule since its rather hard to discuss what is happening without discussing who is doing what (and that invariably leads to the whys)

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I think these are unusual times and situations and a little latitude is good under the circumstances as long as we remain civil, not only to each other, but to those we talk about

it would be best if we kept political and religious comments at least remotely connected to covid tho, I think

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...this kav....we realize it’s pretty tough to talk about the current world situation without discussing what our political leaders are doing/not-doing...so there’s no harm right now bringing a certain amount of politics into the discussions as long, as FYB has noted, it pertains to the situation itself...

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Create a "COVID-19 Related Discussions/Comments" and delete any reference to Covid, or how governments/politicians have responded to Covid, in the FOOTBALL threads ... let those who want to debate anything Covid related do it amongst themselves ... The same thing should be done for POLITICS of any sort

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which football threads are you referring to?

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Although I am in agreement the politics / covid threads should be isolated in general they are

The discussions about stuff that is non football related is clearly marked as "vaccine" "lockdown" or "2 weeks to flatten curve"

Some of the reopening / restart threads mention politics / covid but its quite impossible to discuss the upcoming season without touching why we are discussing it in 1st place

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Not like there's anything else going on to talk about anyways. It's either Covid, Lockdowns and Politics, or...

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Especially with a league that keeps squeaking out we're doomed all is lost every once in awhile with the whole world being effected by covid one way or another . You add onto that no games in 2020 and the league is delayed for unknown time period in 2021 .

It's like not talking about a world war in Europe .

Talk about your elephant in the room .

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