Masonic Rule instituted.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A mate tells me the Masons have a rule.
    One of their happy rules, it seems.

    No Politics or Religion at the Lodge.


    Sadly, after many many years of trying to make it work, I've removed 'Current Affairs', and am now completely banning modern politics from WW2Talk.

    I hate doing this, as I've always regarded wide-ranging chat as part & parcel of normal conversation. We even had a pleasant period where it seemed to be working.
    However, almost every day of late we're getting people using WW2 forums to make snide, facile, or just plain boring political points. Not civilised discussion, just 'nyah nyah' crap.
    We've lost really good members to this bickering bollocks, taking with them their knowledge & their help on WW2 topics.

    In short:
    Sick to F death of it.
    None of us are paid a single penny for dealing with people's issues.
    This is a WW2 forum.


    (If some see this as a splendid opportunity to fall on their swords in glorious protest - have at it! Our day will be affected not one jot... )

    ~A
     
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  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I have a rusty old 1796 Light Cavalry pattern if anyone, lacking their own sword, would like to borrow one...
     
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Alongside some razor sharp C16th style ones, I've got a little pile of training Longswords made of thick nylon.
    They'd really really hurt, you'd have to take quite the run up...
     
  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

     
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  6. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I've only got a 1888 pattern bayonet issued to 3rd Coldstreams and I'm not putting an edge on it for anyone.
     
  7. Trackfrower

    Trackfrower Member

    Put a man outside the forum with a drawn sword (bayonet to non Riflemen)
     
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  8. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Very good rule, glad to see it.
     
  9. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    That was always the rule in the Officers Mess of course.

    Mike
     
  10. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial

  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    If we're going to have lodge rules we need rituals too

     
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  12. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial

    The secret handshake, however, might be problematic on the forum!
     
  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    True, but Adam as the Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler gets free burial in the Raccoon National Cemetery in Bismarck, North Dakota
     
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  14. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    Totally understand. Reading your way through the mire when you have better things to do.
     
  15. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I applaud the change but I can foresee difficulties. Some WWII topics have implications for and connections to current affairs. Anything to do with Russia, the Middle East, Germany generally, the Jews and/or the Holocaust, Japan, France, the Balkans....all of these may be soft spots, areas where legitimate discussion of wartime events may easily lead into current controversies.
     
  16. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    And you couldn't talk 'shop' either...what did that leave? Hunting, horses, cricket, women...what else?
     
  17. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    The weather.
     
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  18. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial

    Weather??
    In England, the Vatican or over the Kremlin?
     
  19. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    St John's Wood.
     
  20. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial

    Charley,
    In future, you will need to remove that reference to Saint. It's too Christian and therefore provocative. :police:

    John's Wood is the acceptable term now. ;)
     

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