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Post by AnonymousRedShirtEnsign » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:07 am

What is a "soapbox?"

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Post by Grandtheftcow » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:24 pm

Its a word generally used in politics.

When someone makes a long winded statement or speech its often referred to as "getting up on a soapbox."

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Post by Jedi Master Spock » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:38 pm

So far as I'm aware, wikis usually don't have soapboxes.

However, I thought that it would be a good idea to put one on the wiki on my site. Basically it's a "says whatever you want it to" article - a little free vent zone. At the time, I didn't think I was going to start a discussion forum, and the soap-box was my concession to the discussion, venting, and opinion-mongering that most VS debaters feel a deep need for.

If you want, you can hit the "edit" button on the soapbox and rant on about how you feel the urge to draw a mustache on your monitor whenever you see a RL picture of a certain SB.com member.

Or you could talk at length about all the reasons why you think the ICS is utter garbage, or how underhanded and hypocritical I am, or whatever else comes to mind.

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Post by Grandtheftcow » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:15 pm

So we'd have more freedoms there than we do here on the forum? :(

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Post by AnonymousRedShirtEnsign » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:24 pm

OK cool, thanks guys. And I think the request is that posters remain civil on this forum, and don't just ramble on, or make posts that serve no purpose. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Post by Jedi Master Spock » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:01 am

Mostly. There are a few more specific rules, but they're all fairly simple and unsurprising.
Grandtheftcow wrote:So we'd have more freedoms there than we do here on the forum? :(
That would be one way to describe it.

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