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Old July 16, 2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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why is my thread closed

Unless I am mistaken this is a shooting forum. A sport which is defended by the NRA and to not support them by killing my thread is crap! Is there nowhere here to post this poll or is it not at all welcome? I dont come hear much but when I post these polls people pm me with a thank you.

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Old July 16, 2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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My guess would be due to the follow post found in the rules section of this forum:

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Any post/Thread that links to ineffectual and useless online petitions will be closed or deleted on sight.

Instead, if you really think the topic is worth action, contact your State and Federal Congresspeople with an email, tweet or real letter. See Sandy Hook Shooting: Read First in the L&CR forum for details on how to contact your Federal Representatives and Senators.
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Old July 16, 2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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oh useless is it? whatever
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Old July 16, 2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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Why not add something substantial to the thread to make it viable if you feel so strongly about it
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Old July 16, 2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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Polls are ineffective because nothing happens after they are published - except for a big yawn and "So what?" If the results agree with your opinion, fine, if not, it's a wakeup call either you or they don't have all the facts.

In that regard, what else is new?

The White House polls are just as effective - and shut down when the answer goes against their agenda. Since no one is obligated to do anything about the results of the poll, the effort could be directed to something else - like writing your reps, sending donations to the organization that furthers your view, campaigning for a candidate that supports your views.

Instead of working for poll results, work for election results, which have a much larger influence.

That's the long explanation of above, and why most forums would do well to eliminate "polls." But, some think it's needed so their members can figure out what is more popular and how to think, rather than come up with their own analysis and decide for themself.

Yeah, chalk me up on the side of "polls are waste of time and bandwidth."
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Old July 16, 2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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If for no other reason, your post is a classic "drive-by cut and paste" and is explicitly against forum rules.

The most obvious way to get an answer to your question, if the closing post left by the moderator wasn't enough, is to send a PM to the moderator who closed the thread rather than asking on the open forum.
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