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Author: decath Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 63022  
Subject: Re: Stick a fork in it, the board's done Date: 8/3/2007 1:20 PM
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But it's a safe guess that many (including me, until today) haven't read that post. Many of us haven't had the luxury of following every day-to-day development on the TMF boards. To the uninitiated, the very name "Retire Early Liberal Edition" seems like an explicit invitation to discuss politics. In my opinion, if you want to encourage a different sort of content here, you should seriously consider renaming the board.


I would agree that the name of the board invites political commentary.

However, after keeping up with about 50% of the posts since RELE's inception, I also sympathize with the regulars that are frustrated over conservatives that incessantly come here with what seems to be nothing but the purpose to antagonize. I can understand occasional posts by them out of curiosity of the liberal mindset over FIRE issues. However, just a glance over the past 6 months shows some of them posting/replying like a howitzer.

Personally, it makes me wonder why you would go to the trouble to FIRE in the 1st place and then spend so much time just to try to tick off people that have a different "world view" than you do.

I'm not Fire’d yet but when I do, I think I'll be doing things a bit more constructive with my time and with activities (posting will be one of them) that encourage and lift up others, not tear them down.

But in summary, as well as a reply to Gus, don’t get frustrated and carry on. RELE is doing fine. Ignore the trouble makers and they will probably go away. If not, ignore them like every does to Cheerio on RECF. Works for me.

decath (libertarian with a conservative bent)
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