View Full Version : Election posts go to off-topic

06-16-2011, 1:27 PM
We may do something more enthusiastic later but for now

Election posts go to off-topic.
This includes but is not limited to

candidate discussions



party platforms

06-16-2011, 3:44 PM
Interesting. Not a peep.

Not worth a sticky yet, so BTT.

Gray Peterson
06-16-2011, 4:11 PM
If there is a specific candidate, say a sheriff who will issue licenses on a friendlier basis and follow the law versus someone who sponsored a handgun ban (SF Sheriff candidate Ross Mirkirami for example), would that technically be off-topic, if the thread is limited to pure carry?


06-16-2011, 4:46 PM
Are we going to start the next election discussions already?? Ugh!

06-16-2011, 4:50 PM
It's kinda sad to see good topics get shoved overboard into the off-topic thread. That place has a history of being pretty caustic, and good threads seem to drown instantly there.

Rules are rules. I guess it helps to preserve the quality of the 2A forum.

06-16-2011, 5:02 PM
Yes, election season has started.

No solid policy yet on what needs to be one place or another.

But 2nd Amendment is a very busy forum, just with the obvious stuff that belongs here. I would say that includes at least (but is not limited to) Federal court cases on 2A, CA court cases on 2A, Federal and CA 2A/gun law discussions.

So, in my view, threads supporting/opposing Candidate Librarian for Sheriff should go to Off-Topic, threads criticizing/praising Sheriff Librarian for his policies can be in 2nd Amend. Related Legal & Political Discussion.

No, I'm not running for any office! :eek: Maybe Lord of Misrule (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_Misrule) off the forums.http://www.avictorian.com/holidays/lord_of_misrule.jpg

06-16-2011, 5:09 PM
In England, the Lord of Misrule known in Scotland as the Abbot of Unreason and in France as the Prince des Sots was an officer appointed by lot at Christmas to preside over the Feast of Fools. The Lord of Misrule was generally a peasant or sub-deacon appointed to be in charge of Christmas revelries, which often included drunkenness and wild partying, in the pagan tradition of Saturnalia. The Church held a similar festival involving a Boy Bishop. The celebration of the Feast of Fools was outlawed by the Council of Basel that sat from 1431, but it survived to be put down again by the Catholic Queen Mary I in England in 1555.

While mostly known as a British holiday custom, the appointment of a Lord of Misrule comes from antiquity. In ancient Rome, from the 17th to the 23rd of December, a Lord of Misrule was appointed for the feast of Saturnalia, in the guise of the good god Saturn. During this time the ordinary rules of life were subverted as masters served their slaves, and the offices of state were held by slaves. The Lord of Misrule presided over all of this, and had the power to command anyone to do anything during the holiday period. This holiday seems to be the precursor to the more modern holiday, and it carried over into the Christian era.


06-16-2011, 5:28 PM
The mods are going to be busy -

06-16-2011, 5:34 PM
Just a suggestion, since things get buired so quicky in OT with so many wide OT posts, what about an additional "political" forum aside from 2A politics?

06-16-2011, 7:10 PM
Just a suggestion, since things get buired so quicky in OT with so many wide OT posts, what about an additional "political" forum aside from 2A politics?

Agreed or maybe an election 2012 forum?