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Posted 6/23/17 , edited 6/24/17
A great deal of Trump supporters are anime fans, a great deal of Trump opposition are anime fans, and people who have grown apathetic to this political talk take shelter in the other forum categories. Back then, it wasn't quite political, but then it snowballs to a virtual monopoly of political talk. The high volume of political discussions, especially of the mean spirited or vitriolic variety, tend to be fueled by a need for recognition, a sense of productiveness, and a search for self affirmation. I don't quite understand it as well, but people are discouraged from making any thread that isn't political.

I have given up for the most part, went back to discussing anime and manga.
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BlueOni wrote:
[Curiosity Intensifies]

What did you find?


All polls are a fake conspiracy, Trump's real approval rate is 93%. Depps comments are a hate crime. Seth Rich conspiracy theories #34-78. The Clintons are serial killers. A boycott against Heineken beer ( Sorry, Heinecuck beer ). Polifact is a conspiracy ( Sorry, Polifag ). Antifa is secretly run by Muslims. Everything is still Obama's fault.

Oh, and a few threads about how Steve Bannon is actually Barron Trump sent back in time to aid his father.

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I'm fairly new to the forums, I am just curious on why there's so many political posts!



Because some of us have lives and interests outside of anime, but we hang around here a lot so we also talk about non-anime things here too.


TRUTH!!!!
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that's what the general forums are now, just a lot of politics, 2 years ago is was nothing like this
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runec wrote:

All polls are a fake conspiracy, Trump's real approval rate is 93%. Depps comments are a hate crime. Seth Rich conspiracy theories #34-78. The Clintons are serial killers. A boycott against Heineken beer ( Sorry, Heinecuck beer ). Polifact is a conspiracy ( Sorry, Polifag ). Antifa is secretly run by Muslims. Everything is still Obama's fault.

Oh, and a few threads about how Steve Bannon is actually Barron Trump sent back in time to aid his father.


You made the last one up!
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You made the last one up!



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Because it is exciting to see a President that is getting stuff done!
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If you'll excuse me, I have to go double over in maniacal laughter now.
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Naimulz wrote:

I'm fairly new to the forums, I am just curious on why there's so many political posts!


Welcome to the forums, here's your first lesson:
It's all those anime topics just underneath, where the header says "Anime"

The fact that it's in the same typeface as "General Discussion" probably confused you.
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Ejanss wrote:


Naimulz wrote:

I'm fairly new to the forums, I am just curious on why there's so many political posts!


Welcome to the forums, here's your first lesson:
It's all those anime topics just underneath, where the header says "Anime"

The fact that it's in the same typeface as "General Discussion" probably confused you.


Ahhh, yes I got a bit lost when I first arrived at the forums. Thank you for your information, I'll be sure to keep this in mind next time around! :~)
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Just do like the majority of the forum regulars at this point and ignore General Discussion. It's just become a place for an endless circular argument among like a dozen or so people all day, every day.

Crunchyroll forums used to have a different subforum called Extended Discussion that those sorts back and forth arguing people liked to hang out at. But the forums got merged two years ago.
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runec wrote:


BlueOni wrote:
You made the last one up!





I am not sure how many people believe that, but I was planning on marketing a fake conspiracy theory where Barack Obama, Osama Bin Laden, and Harambe are in fact, the same entity for various reasons or lack thereof.

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BlueOni wrote:


runec wrote:

All polls are a fake conspiracy, Trump's real approval rate is 93%. Depps comments are a hate crime. Seth Rich conspiracy theories #34-78. The Clintons are serial killers. A boycott against Heineken beer ( Sorry, Heinecuck beer ). Polifact is a conspiracy ( Sorry, Polifag ). Antifa is secretly run by Muslims. Everything is still Obama's fault.

Oh, and a few threads about how Steve Bannon is actually Barron Trump sent back in time to aid his father.


You made the last one up!


We have a bunch of joke "conspiracies" about time traveling Trump, Pence, and Barron. People have come up with entire stories about it, it's hilarious: http://imgur.com/EVdeMRP?r

Though the DNC did kill Seth Rich for leaking the DNC files to wikileaks.
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Well this is general discussion, anything that doesn't fit into any other category goes here. Also, since the American electorate is more divided politically than ever before and given that we make up a large percentage of the user base it might have something to do with it.
Also add it people from other countries who follow US news, which I imagine many do who also have an opinion about our current President and you get a bunch of political threads.
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O_O Wait a minute.... you mean I have to have other opinions that do not involve anime?.... Huh in all my years I would never have thought a forum where people can come together to talk about things.... since we said it was an "anime" forum.. no one would ever talk about anything but anime..... I am just shocked to learn this.... yup terrified....
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