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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Some of the discussion is off-topic. Michael Baron is arguing against the US invasion of Afghanistan because he supports a policy of US isolationism in general, and I am using WWII as a counter-example to his argument.
    WW2 is not a counter example.

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    Note that posts to the Taliban thread declaring other posts to that thread to be off topic are themselves off topic and likely to be deleted.

    I've made a ruling that allows for discussion of World War II as an example of principle within certain limits.
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    Can you please reconsider your decision and ban all mention of WW2 from the Taliban thread

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    Post 171 of the World War 1 & 2 thread is off topic, it contains nothing to do with either world war. Please delete it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Post 171 of the World War 1 & 2 thread is off topic, it contains nothing to do with either world war. Please delete it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos View Post
    No.
    Okay, then, I have asked Ian how it is on topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Can you please reconsider your decision and ban all mention of WW2 from the Taliban thread
    I'm not going to reconsider a decision because someone doesn't like it. You need to provide reasoned arguments as to why I should reconsider it. If you do that I will consider them.

    It's standard practice here that posters are entitled to query the consistency of comments posters have made on a thread with views they hold on other issues, and it's also entirely on-topic to argue that a poster's position would be a problem if generalised in certain ways to other issues. So long as it's not a deliberate threadjack because someone really wants to talk about something entirely different, or AC being silly with analogies, there's no problem and if there is then a natural thread drift into unrelated areas that can be moved.
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    Should the Trolley Problem thread be in Politics, rather than in Non Chess? It's not really a political issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Should the Trolley Problem thread be in Politics, rather than in Non Chess? It's not really a political issue.
    Does Philosphy count as science? Perhaps it could be in that section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Does Philosphy count as science? Perhaps it could be in that section.
    A few commentators think that philosophy can be reduced to a branch of science. But I agree with the author of that article - science is based on philosophy.

    There is a sub-section of "Non-Chess" titled "Religion and Science", which contains a lot of philosophical discussion. But non-theological philosophical discussions have been fairly rare, so I don't think we need a separate thread.

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    It's something of an artefact of the history of debates on this board that we even have a section called "religion and science". Philosophy is neither but talks about both; I doubt anyone would care much if philosophy threads went in there too but for the time being I moved it to generic non-chess.
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    Can a mod.place a "cancelled" note on the title, please? Thanks in advance.http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....247#post485247

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    Thread drift from #3100 in the Wuhan Coronavirus thread - suggest move to Asylum Seekers

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