For as long as I have been observing here then GBAtemp has been an open discussion platform, albeit with a focus on GBA and later its successors before branching to general games (which were always discussed anyway -- the E3 sections, back when E3 mattered, were some of the most active parts of the site).Why do some sites have politics sections anyway ? Who would come here for that ? Who would g to a movies & tv shows & comic book specific forums & theres a politics section ? There are an infinite number of places online where politics can be talked about. Not every place needs a politics section
Mentor's Last Words said:Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. They're all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world... Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me... Damn underachiever. They're all alike. I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..." Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike. I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me.. Or thinks I'm a smart ass.. Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here... Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike. And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is found. "This is it... this is where I belong..." I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again... I know you all... Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike... You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us willing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.
This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals.
Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual,but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.
It's a containment board.Why do some sites have politics sections anyway ? Who would come here for that ? Who would g to a movies & tv shows & comic book specific forums & theres a politics section ? There are an infinite number of places online where politics can be talked about. Not every place needs a politics section
Oh it's quite simple, let everyone say what they have to say. Science does not censor nor does the scientific manner, so we can not come to a decision as to what is true, what is not, and what is most likely the case of sometime or least likely, unless everyone is able to contribute their two cents without being interrupted. That said, not even with ears is capable of hearing, and not everyone who sees is capable of seeing. Some people preach science but disregard the method all together in the name of their feelings being more important than others or what not. Needless to say that is not how progress is made.
all fun and games until they lie about what they believe in just to spread their own ideals aroundI would post a survey detailing various controversial political stances.
After submitted, it's locked to the user account.
Once the survey is completed, the user can only post arguments for the opposing stance (devil's advocate).
I imagine many people would learn something about their own beliefs and everyone else would write political satire.