Things that really bother you

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    I'm guessing

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    Ok now he brought the kids to meet Kim, the State Department must be going nuts.
     
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    be very careful if you decided to open
    Canadian cartoonist loses job after illustration of Trump went viral https://us.cnn.com/2019/06/30/media/canadian-cartoon-trump/index.html
     
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    This forum is going downhill. Repeatedly closing threads and banning users without warning. Fastest way to drive away traffic and kill the site.

    The irony is the new rule regarding no political discussions. Has any of the mods checked American websites like reddit, youtube, etc.. where anti-China comments are the norm?
    You don't see mods on there banning users left and right. Quite the opposite, anti-China sentiments are encouraged on US websites.
    Seems like mods on this website are trying to keep the truth from spilling out amidst the current trade war. Well, here's the truth: US-China relations are becoming more and more hostile. And this will definitely affect every ethnic Chinese person living in the USA (remember the Japanese American internment camps or McCarthyism?). If anyone here is living in the USA, you might want to think about moving back to China. This is just a friendly advice.

    Goodbye. It was a nice couple of months - learned a lot..
     
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    The main issue with restricting political discussion is not that other places allow it; it's that politics is the root of everything from economics to military to technology. Withholding politics in these discussions is like withholding the discussion of air molecules in a debate about jet kinematics.

    I know there are some members here who like to selectively report political discussions while they themselves have been known to discuss (or rather, start a discussion on) topics like "freedom" in the J-20 thread, but I'd to remind anyone reading that reporting posts that you don't like (which are devoid of profanity or personal attack) is simply shoving your head in the dirt to avoid seeing the real world. There are no mods in life and these political discussions are real.

    Since America is all about democracy and this is an American forum, I think a democratic approach would be much better. Posts with 5 or 6 or more likes from senior members or above (to prevent people from making numerous fake accounts) should be free from moderation. They represent the true opinion of the people and covering these up is simply a disservice to the truth-seeking aspect of the forum.
     
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    as Deino said
    #1 Deino, Today at 3:32 PM
    you may try to get
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    to address the situation
    (personally I think he should say something now, but he won't)
     
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    I'd rather not spend my time trying to get a hold of someone who hasn't been around for a year. Nobody knows if someone who hasn't been active for that long is still alive or ever plans to check back.

    I wrote that to show the members of this forum my opinion, which is the true purpose of a forum and it was posted in the correct thread. That's enough for me.
     
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    he said he would:

    #21 WebMaster, Yesterday at 4:18 AM
     
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    I understand that we don't want SDF to become like a pro-Chinese Reddit, but what I don't understand is why the Mods almost exclusively moderate posts from pro-Chinese posters, while leaving those anti-Chinese posters alone, even though they repeatedly break forum rules such as bringing up religion and posting useless one-liners. I have personally reported multiple instances of such occurrences, yet I see no action from the Mods.

    I dare say the majority of valuable contributors to this forum are ethnic Chinese. I don't oppose a certain amount of moderation to keep blatant nationalism in check, support it even, but I cannot condone this systematic pattern of silencing Chinese voices, especially on a forum that is supposed to be about the Chinese military.

    Let me post the rules of the SDF here:

    https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/sinodefence-forum-rules-of-behavior.t6741/

    In the past few weeks, I have seen posters get warned/banned for getting into pro/anti-China arguments, and it was always the pro-China poster that gets warned/banned. Doesn't it take two to tango?

    I have also seen posters putting up blatantly biased anti-China articles to troll other posters, yet that is apparently not considered "country-bashing" as no Mod action was taken.

    Yet another poster called everyone who disagreed with his pro-American views conspiracy theorists, yet no Mod action was taken either. While I personally don't think any mod action was necessary, but this was clearly the same level of infraction as those the pro-China posters got warned/banned for.

    The Webmaster gives us a lot of freedom, all he asks is that we are respectful toward each other, and by and large I think we can all agree with that. However, I think that in order to foster a truly respectful forum, there needs to be even and unbiased moderation.
     
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