The meta-discussion about not allowing political posts on the forum

  • SUPPORT THE SITE AND ENJOY A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE!
    Welcome to Tesla Owners Online, four years young! For a low subscription fee, you will receive access to an ad-free version of TOO. We now offer yearly memberships! You can subscribe via this direct link:
    https://teslaownersonline.com/account/upgrades

    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
    Did you know we have a YouTube channel that's all about Tesla? Lots of Tesla information, fun, vlogs, product reviews, and a weekly Tesla Owners Online Podcast as well!

garsh

Dis Member
Moderator
TOO Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2016
Messages
12,468
Location
Pittsburgh PA
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#2
Umm.. How is that not political?
@Fishn4life is sharing his vanity plate. He didn't start arguing for any particular political position. He didn't make any judgments towards anybody else's political position. He didn't demean anybody. It's acceptable.

What we don't want is for this forum to start repressing unpopular political viewpoints. And rather than allowing discussion of all points, we've decided that we're just going to not allow political discussions. And yes, it's very much a judgement call - we definitely want to allow discussion of laws and bills that affect EV owners, for example. In order for Tesla to be successful, Tesla vehicles need to appeal to all sorts of people, including those with whom you might disagree. We're dedicating this site to supporting *all* Tesla Model 3 owners. There are plenty of other forums on the internet where politics can be discussed.
 
Last edited:

FRC

Top-Contributor
Joined
Aug 3, 2018
Messages
1,539
Location
Athens, Ga
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#3
@Fishn4life is sharing his vanity plate. He didn't start arguing for any particular political position. He didn't make any judgments towards anybody else's political position. He didn't demean anybody. It's acceptable.

What we don't want is for this forum to start repressing unpopular political viewpoints. And rather than allowing discussion of all points, we've decided that we're just going to not allow political discussions. And yes, it's very much a judgement call - we definitely want to allow discussion of laws and bills that affect EV owners, for example. In order for Tesla to be successful, they're going to have to appeal to all sorts of people, including those with whom you might disagree. We're dedicating this site to supporting *all* Tesla Model 3 owners. There are plenty of other forums on the internet where politics can be discussed.
Well that should pretty much open this up to be a -nothing but political statement license plate- thread from now on!
 

garsh

Dis Member
Moderator
TOO Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2016
Messages
12,468
Location
Pittsburgh PA
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#4
Well that should pretty much open this up to be a -nothing but political statement license plate- thread from now on!
Again, it's a judgment call on us moderators. If people end up posting a bunch of politically-messaged license plates, we'll shut it down.
 

Love

Tesla Quad Cities
TOO Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2017
Messages
2,145
Location
Iowa
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#5
Well that should pretty much open this up to be a -nothing but political statement license plate- thread from now on!
Hopefully we haven't grown so far apart in views (left to right or right to left, your preference) that an image of a vanity plate sets us off.
 

kort677

Top-Contributor
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
442
Location
Ponte Vedra Beach FLA
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#6
if political discussions are permitted the discussions here will veer away from the mission of the forum. at that big tesla forum some political discussion is allowed and if you conform to the mods biases they allow posts of all sorts. deviate from their prejudicial views and you ignite flame wars and the mods will tolerate only the comments that fit their views. DO NOT ALLOW THAT to happen here by limiting any sort of political discussions.
 

JasonF

Top-Contributor
Joined
Oct 26, 2018
Messages
1,228
Location
Orlando FL
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#7
I would prefer if there were no political discussions here. I know there are those who believe politics is a part of life, and I'm sticking my head in the sand by avoiding it, but I like the sand. It's warm, quiet, and friendly.
 

MelindaV

☰ > 3
Moderator
Joined
Apr 2, 2016
Messages
10,277
Location
Vancouver, WA
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#8
I would prefer if there were no political discussions here. I know there are those who believe politics is a part of life, and I'm sticking my head in the sand by avoiding it, but I like the sand. It's warm, quiet, and friendly.
They are not permitted, so you are safe with your sand here :)
 

Love

Tesla Quad Cities
TOO Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2017
Messages
2,145
Location
Iowa
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#9
They are not permitted, so you are safe with your sand here :)
Unless, of course, Anakin Skywalker is a member of this forum!


(I just really let my inner nerd shine just now)
 

TrevP

TOO Founder / Administrator
Founder
Joined
Oct 20, 2015
Messages
6,992
Location
Toronto
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#10