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Old 06-12-2018, 01:47 AM
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please, stephen?

"01:26 Guest: Looking at an awfully lot of Info
01:28 Guest: Comments" left at various crypt solutions, it seems many people are blinded by the fact that their candidate didn't become POTUS. One would think that the people on THIS site
01:30 Guest: would be some of the most brilliant people of our time, yet, so blinded they don't see the multitude of accomplishments Trump has made to bring US ALL to a higher level.
01:30 Guest: Need I LIST THEM???
01:34 Guest: sure, he's crude and all of that, but, it is long overdue that the "swamp" was drained!
01:36 Guest: Get over it. Stop whining. Cheer the fact that jobs are climbing, wages are rising, rediculous reg's or being thrown out, minorities are getting jobs, undocumenteds are being
01:37 Guest: sent home, our military strength is being restored, countries are forced to have free/equal trade agreements... etc.etc
01:38 Guest: So if the "Russians" rigged our election, thank them!"

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Old 06-12-2018, 03:11 AM
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I've never used chat. Guest sounds like a Trump supporter. Nothing wrong with that. I'm sure there are both Trump opponents and Trump supporters on Cryptograms.org. But to me the puzzles are why I am here and people across the political spectrum should be able to play and to respond to each other civilly. So, whether you agree with Guest or not, at least he doesn't seem to be doing any name calling. I'm not sure what your problem is with the posts, Wvwoman. Care to elaborate?
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:03 AM
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I've set it up now so that the chat page will only work for registered users.

I agree this latest round of posts wasn't all that offensive (compared to what we've seen in the chatbox before), but at the same time I'd rather keep politics off the site as much as possible. This goes for all sides - please try to refrain from overtly political comments on the forums, chat or in the comments section for individual cryptograms.

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Old 06-12-2018, 04:25 AM
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I've set it up now so that the chat page will only work for registered users.

I agree this latest round of posts wasn't all that offensive (compared to what we've seen in the chatbox before), but at the same time I'd rather keep politics off the site as much as possible. This goes for all sides - please try to refrain from overtly political comments on the forums, chat or in the comments section for individual cryptograms.

Thanks everyone!
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thank you, stephen, from the bottom of this old wv heart!

the problem i had with this particular "round" wasn't so much the topic; i just felt it was an unfriendly, aggressive rant. very odd way to address a new chat group.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:28 AM
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Thanks admin, for making this a fun site. I really enjoy it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:58 AM
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Default Overtly political comments

They will come up. Politics and the government and the administration are all parts of our lives. To me, as long as it's civil, I don't mind the interchange. When someone throws out a hard right wing comment however, I reserve the right to respond to it.When people engage in name-calling or insults over political positions, that it beyond the pale - for me at least.

We get the same thing with overtly religious comments, with some believers bashing atheism, while some atheists bash religion and believers.

On any open forum, this is bound to happen - unfortunately.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:30 AM
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I agree, maradnu. I'm guilty of bashing the tweeter, but don't bash other players because that's bullying.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:32 PM
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Stephen, your work is much appreciated! Thank you for seeing the problem and making that change. It won't completely prevent abuse of the chat box, but it will definitely filter out abusers who feel a need to hide their identity when they use the chat space to provoke alarm or angry confrontation.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:56 PM
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On the other hand, it seems the "CHAT" section should also not be used for private conversations about vacations, grandchildren, hobbies, receipts, gardening, etc. ad infinitum (spelling?)
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:21 PM
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On the other hand, it seems the "CHAT" section should also not be used for private conversations about vacations, grandchildren, hobbies, receipts, gardening, etc. ad infinitum (spelling?)
my heavens, why not?! those aren't private things, they're things we share with each other about our lives--the kinds of things that make people interesting, and the very definition of "chat."
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