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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - October 19, 2015 (Official Campaign Thread) on: September 03, 2015, 06:18:12 pm
Who does everyone think will win?
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: By-elections of the 44th Australian Parliament (2013-2016) on: September 03, 2015, 06:17:16 pm
I dunno what's going on. I was thinking Labor might pinch this earlier on, but the polls have been pretty pessimistic for Labor.

I'll say 51/49 Liberals, I guess.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you have been a Democrat pre-1900? on: August 20, 2015, 07:09:30 am
Not after like 1840. Around Reconstruction I'd have been a Republican, after that an Independent/Populist/whatever left-wing movement.
4  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: August 16, 2015, 09:08:41 am
Thank you Bronwyn Bishop.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Biden Bump - 8/15 on: August 16, 2015, 03:29:52 am
At this stage I actually think he will.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Fox News 1st tier GOP candidate debate @9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: August 06, 2015, 09:43:27 pm
Is Trump the loser? He's held up well enough by Trump standards.
I don't think he's been too bad. Few quality zingers. The questions he got were rather attacking IMO, and he's been better than Carson at least.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination Poll - August 2015 on: August 02, 2015, 01:52:46 am
Think it'll come down to Trump vs. anti-Trump. I don't see Trump winning the nomination, given when the field contracts he's not likely to pick up a lot of support.

If Walker can avoid an implosion (which I'm skeptical of given what we've seen so far), he has a good chance given he seems unusually strong in Iowa. If he does struggle, then Bush will probably get the nomination, so I voted for him.

Kasich is an interesting one, but I don't think he stands out enough. The early states don't suit him either IMO.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Put a Rating on the US Senate for 2016 - Summer 2015 on: August 01, 2015, 07:53:31 pm
Probably a weak Lean R. Remember Udall and Braley imploded later in the cycle, so it's certainly not unwinnable for the Dems especially in a good year.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Describe a Hitler 1932, Sanders 2016 voter on: July 30, 2015, 10:56:03 pm
Go away.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2016 - a bad year for election nerds on: July 30, 2015, 10:46:00 pm
Don't forget the all encompassing ACT election in October Tongue

Northern Territory might be more amusing.
Risk of a genuine wipeout there tbh.
11  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Proposal for Election What-ifs on: July 29, 2015, 08:41:16 am
Are there any difference between Election What-ifs, Alternative Elections and Past Election What-If's?
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2016 - a bad year for election nerds on: July 25, 2015, 08:55:02 pm
We've definitely been spoiled this year, though.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2016 - a bad year for election nerds on: July 25, 2015, 08:54:16 pm
Well there's my own country having an election if Abbott doesn't go for the snap poll.

I think Ireland will wait until 2016, or at least oakvale does. That should be fun. And the US, though apart from the Republican primaries that will likely be as boring as sin.
14  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Socialist Party on: July 25, 2015, 08:49:56 pm
I'll join here.
15  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: A new Mock Parliament on: July 24, 2015, 08:00:56 pm
OK I'm in.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Gubernatorial Special Election and Referenda - July 2015 on: July 24, 2015, 07:56:01 pm
[ 2 ] SomebodyWhoExists (Hispanic as a race on the U.S census party - PR)
[ 3 ] evergreen (Uncultured Marxist Party - ME)
[ 4 ] Blair2015 (Labor - MA)
[ 5 ] pikachu (TPP - NJ)
[ 1 ] oakvale (Vote Oakvale For An Independent Northeast - DE)
[ ] Write-in:________
[ ] None of the Above
17  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: How's the communication going now? on: July 23, 2015, 11:11:18 pm
Nice stuff. Keep it going.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Mr. Moderate be de modded? on: July 23, 2015, 10:29:42 pm
He shouldn't be demodded for the BK issue. But he needs to be more active to be a proper mod.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Estimate the racial makeup of your high school when you attended it on: July 23, 2015, 08:36:23 pm
Something like 60% White (though this was closer to 95% if you only look at my friendship circle lol), 35% Asian, 5% Other.

At primary school it was something like 90% Asian, 5% White, 5% Other (mostly Arab/Polynesian).
20  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Atlas Forum Feedback on: July 23, 2015, 08:06:18 am
Reposting this from AAD:

- in contrast to a lot on here, I don't have that much of an issue with infraction/death points, or even bans. What is clear is that it isn't followed very consistently, the only time when death points actually do something is if you reach 50 points. Granted I've never gone close to 50/100 points as I've largely been pretty well behaved on Atlas, but if what BK is saying about the 100 point = permaban rule is true, that's a bit concerning. Ideally permabans should only be used for spambots, bad or offensive trolls, socks of permabanned members and people who disrupt the forum atmosphere. Quite a few quality contributors have been banned who probably wouldn't on other forums, in this regard the forum suffered from Dave's neglect of the forum around the mid-2000's. Granted the fourth guideline is a pretty subjective issue, but in my eyes it should be construed as someone who constantly derails threads to a point where they are unreadable. The forum should also consider issuing temp bans, and threadbans.

- the filter needs to be changed. I understand having one, but surely it would be better to have asterisks or something rather than blanking it out completely?

- as for the mods themselves.....it's a tough one. Too many of them aren't active, and while I understand the issues regarding Nym's personal life, there needs to be an active Modadmin as Dave is clearly not invested in the forum's welfare (Mr Modern becoming one is a good move). Also Ernest needs to be sacked. Too obsessed with editing posts, copyright, and is also clearly a misogonist. Most of the others I don't really have a problem with, though maybe someone who's more controversial would.

- the way boards are moderated needs to be changed. Take a look at Individual Politics, for example. It's a cesspit of spam, uncontructive discussion, the same question being asked 20 times, etc. I'd say 80% of threads there deserve to go. The 2016 board is also pretty terrible for similar reasons. In contrast a place like Forum Community is kinda overmoderated and also ill-sorted - how this forum sorts the FC/OT threads is perfect IMO, but of course the ideals behind each places are quite different.

- the board is out of date. The formatting of the site is hilariously dated, the emoji choices are poor and ugly, the search function is dire and makes the board somewhat difficult to navigate, add a like option to end threads upon threads of empty quoting and return to quality discussion. I could go on.

- the Mod Cave needs to be reformed. The venting thread and any other threads just ragging on other posters should be deleted, the only posts there should be in debate of problem posters. Also it has hurt the forums trust and reputation of moderators.

Anyway my 2 cents.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you support the bans of Tweed, BK and AdamGriffin? on: July 23, 2015, 07:57:17 am
Tweed needed to go. I don't have quite the same words that Antonio or Joe Republic did but I did use an expletive against him on AAD and yeah it was a very bad act.

I see why BK was banned but given the circumstances I hope she is allowed back when her issues are sorted.

Griffin shouldn't be banned. The case (unless I'm missing something) against him is pretty flimsy tstl, there's no evidence he knew about the personal/sensitive information was leaked, and more importantly how the information was accessed, and also the information he gave wasn't anything special.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of banned posters: Tweed on: July 22, 2015, 06:04:45 am
Clearly an utter dickhead now.
23  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to unban adamgriffin on: July 22, 2015, 02:16:11 am
x morgieb

Judging by the evidence his involvement with Tweed is scratchy at best.
24  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to unban Bacon King on: July 22, 2015, 01:22:50 am
x morgieb

Unless I'm missing something wasn't her account hacked anyway?
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: July 20, 2015, 01:02:17 am
New York
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