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    Closed Threads

    I see the thread on safe's was locked down. This one didn't even get the "customary warning" to not get into the weeds. Which from what I could see it hadn't. What gives?

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    I can't answer that officially but if this were a gun forum it had about reached the point where someone usually suggests you get out the popcorn and watch the fray. It had sorta strayed off-topic. Interesting, though.

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    Ronald,

    That post was obviously getting heated, very political, and had drifted far away from the original topic.

    For the record, I am a gun owner, but I avoid those types of threads. I doubt a warning would have accomplished anything.
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    Just read the thread, if that is the definition of getting heated or political I didn't see it. Maybe a little off topic but it was in the "Off Topic" section. I was pleasantly surprised that most had a healthy attitude.

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    Doug, if you don't think promoting guns for personal protection isn't political, you don't see the same discussions I see. I am a gun owner, have hunted since my age was in the single digits. I have shot benchrest rifle competition, pistol silhouette and the last 8 months of my 8 years of active duty served on a security team who guarded nuclear weapons that we stored and repaired aboard the USN ship of which I was a crew member. I am not an anti-gunner. But those discussions don't belong on a woodworking and associated hobbies/businesses. They are political.

    BTW, I read the thread.
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    Ken, I'll accept your definition of what's political is more in line with the mainstream in the US and this forum. Up here on another woodworking forum off topic section, we had a discussion a while back on gun control that went on for several weeks and never got out of control. There were a few posts deleted as I recall but the thread was never shut down.

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    IMO, it had remained civil but the latter posts seemed to be getting a bit more pointed and I think it would only been a little time and it would have become much more political or worse.
    Doug, the gun control topic is a lot more contentious for our friends south of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Howatt View Post
    IMO, it had remained civil but the latter posts seemed to be getting a bit more pointed and I think it would only been a little time and it would have become much more political or worse.
    Doug, the gun control topic is a lot more contentious for our friends south of us.
    Agree but until they can discuss it in a civilized way it won't change.

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    I guess I'm the guilty party so apologies. But I can also assure the board, I do not ever, and would not in this case, have engaged in any escalation.

    Proper commas? I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zellers View Post
    I guess I'm the guilty party so apologies. But I can also assure the board, I do not ever, and would not in this case, have engaged in any escalation.

    Proper commas? I think...
    I believe the first comma after the word “board” is unnecessary. Kudos on the apostrophe though.
    My three favorite things are the Oxford comma, irony and missed opportunities

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zellers View Post
    I guess I'm the guilty party so apologies. But I can also assure the board, I do not ever, and would not in this case, have engaged in any escalation.

    Proper commas? I think...
    No apologies necessary Dave.
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    Use too many commas and they will fall off the paper and land on your toes. Making you comatose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    Use too many commas and they will fall off the paper and land on your toes. Making you comatose.
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    I did question that first one. I think I knew better but did it anyway.

    Over commaing runs in the family.

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