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Old 07-31-2020, 11:35 AM
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We appreciate all the support and participation on TOTV! Over the past 12 months the traffic to the website has nearly doubled! With 2020 being filled with so many topics users are passionate about we wanted to remind everyone of the rule in the terms of service each user agreed to when they signed up for a user account on TOTV.

Political discussion or references are strictly forbidden on Talk of the Villages and this would include but not be limited to mention of political parties, political individuals or any political topics. Moderators and Administrators retain the right to use their discretion and any politically related or implied thread or post will be removed. If a user continues to disregard this rule then the user account will be issued infractions/suspension.

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Old 07-31-2020, 11:41 AM
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What about the Trump add in the banner right above your post. Media fair with Trumps picture seems political to me.
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:56 AM
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What about the Trump add in the banner right above your post. Media fair with Trumps picture seems political to me.

I don't see it. Of course I use ad blockers and cookie blockers, etc. It makes everything so much better online.
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:06 PM
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What about the Trump add in the banner right above your post. Media fair with Trumps picture seems political to me.
I have never noticed a political ad on this site, ever.
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:18 PM
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What about the Trump add in the banner right above your post. Media fair with Trumps picture seems political to me.
Have seen it before but not there now.

However somebody has to pay for the site.
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:22 PM
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I have never noticed a political ad on this site, ever.
A political survey of Trumps approval rating is shown on header pages all over TOTV. Open you eyes!

President Trump Weekly Approval Poll | Make America Great Again

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Makes the whole site boring.
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:34 PM
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A political survey of Trumps approval rating is shown on header pages all over TOTV. Open you eyes!

President Trump Weekly Approval Poll | Make America Great Again
I use an ad blocker and don't see any ads. I turned it off and all kinds of google ads popped up so your complaint is with google. Get an ad blocker and lower your blood pressure.
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It would be helpful if the moderators gave much more concrete guidance. If you cannot mention a politician, how are there threads about Herman Cain? or John Lewis?
If you can't mention anything that might be political how about all the threads attacking BLM or athletes for supporting BLM?
Can you honestly say that hydroxychloroquine is not now a political topic? Or the deaths in Florida from Covid?
Or deaths in Chicago? Or immigration and DACA? Or the Police? Or all the attacks on the mainstream media which stem almost exclusively from one side of the political aisle?

So more guidance would be helpful especially to avoid any appearance that the moderators might be censoring one side more than the other.
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Please clearly define what is considered "political" for this website, right now it all seems arbitrary.
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It would be helpful if the moderators gave much more concrete guidance. If you cannot mention a politician, how are there threads about Herman Cain? or John Lewis?
If you can't mention anything that might be political how about all the threads attacking BLM or athletes for supporting BLM?
Can you honestly say that hydroxychloroquine is not now a political topic? Or the deaths in Florida from Covid?
Or deaths in Chicago? Or immigration and DACA? Or the Police? Or all the attacks on the mainstream media which stem almost exclusively from one side of the political aisle?

So more guidance would be helpful especially to avoid any appearance that the moderators might be censoring one side more than the other.
I agree. I started to comment on the "Trust the Trust Act" thread, but then withdrew my comments because the OP named two senators. But, I see that the thread is still open and people are posting to it. Why?
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Old 07-31-2020, 01:31 PM
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This site is riddled with political ads. Your ad blocker must be working.

QUOTE=manaboutown;1811239]I have never noticed a political ad on this site, ever.[/QUOTE]
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It would be helpful if the moderators gave much more concrete guidance. If you cannot mention a politician, how are there threads about Herman Cain? or John Lewis?
If you can't mention anything that might be political how about all the threads attacking BLM or athletes for supporting BLM?
Can you honestly say that hydroxychloroquine is not now a political topic? Or the deaths in Florida from Covid?
Or deaths in Chicago? Or immigration and DACA? Or the Police? Or all the attacks on the mainstream media which stem almost exclusively from one side of the political aisle?

So more guidance would be helpful especially to avoid any appearance that the moderators might be censoring one side more than the other.
Easy to know.
If you haven't been contacted by a moderator on what you have been posting or posted then one is doing OK?
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What about the Trump add in the banner right above your post. Media fair with Trumps picture seems political to me.
They really have no control over some of the ads. They basically sell space to an advertising company who then populates ads based on browsing history.
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