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would someone explain to me

Post by mouses » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:03 pm

Why the thread about how we can change our buying and other habits to help the environment seems to have vanished?

I found remnants of it in my cache. It was called Things I can do to reduce carbon footprint.
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Re: would someone explain to me

Post by JoMoney » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:21 pm

Happens all the time with topics that are prone to be controversial. The board is primarily about personal investing, and is heavily moderated.
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Re: would someone explain to me

Post by mouses » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:23 pm

People can discuss anything under the sun in the consumer board as far as I can tell. I really doubt that helping the planet is controversial. I would love to see whoever deleted this explain their reasoning.

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Re: would someone explain to me

Post by Atomic » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:25 pm

Darn. I had a good reply in that thread that gave the OP advice and shared my story on how I took a numbers approach to both conservation and finance and how related they were.

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Re: would someone explain to me

Post by JoMoney » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:29 pm

mouses wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:23 pm
People can discuss anything under the sun in the consumer board as far as I can tell. I really doubt that helping the planet is controversial. I would love to see whoever deleted this explain their reasoning.
Not anything, there are rules rules#section-3
Medical stuff "disappears" frequently. Environment / climate related stuff, even when trying to stick to a specific consumer issue, often devolves into stuff that is easier (apparently) to just nip it in the bud rather than trying to constantly prune to keep it within guidelines.
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Re: would someone explain to me

Post by quantAndHold » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:34 pm

mouses wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:23 pm
People can discuss anything under the sun in the consumer board as far as I can tell. I really doubt that helping the planet is controversial. I would love to see whoever deleted this explain their reasoning.
You would think, but judging by one of the comments in that thread, helping the planet is, indeed, controversial.

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Re: would someone explain to me

Post by triceratop » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:40 pm

Please note that discussions related to global warming / climate policy are off-topic. From experience, and as pointed out by quantAndHold, these threads devolve into controversial arguments which are a distraction for the community. From the forum policies:
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Re: would someone explain to me

Post by TheDDC » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:02 pm

mouses wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:03 pm
Why the thread about how we can change our buying and other habits to help the environment seems to have vanished?

I found remnants of it in my cache. It was called Things I can do to reduce carbon footprint.
Ooh... I'll take a stab at that answer: Because it didn't take long for someone to bring up offing most of the world population or preventing new life from happening as a wonderful "final" solution. There were a few other folks in power in history with the same reputation for treating human life the same (albeit for a whole range of "scientifically beneficial" purposes) and it didn't end well for them or for the free world.

I'm all for conservation that falls into the BH philosophy: make it low cost and easy, and I'll do it. Don't suggest getting rid of human beings or restricting legitimate dietary choices based on an already-formed theory regarding health, another topic that happens to be off limits. I don't come here for political advice or fancy ideas about such things as eliminating half the world's population FBO Mother Earth . I come here for actionable financial ideas.

If I want to complain about or debate climate change supporters treating the issue like their own religion I can always go to the myriad of political forums out there. Very few places are like bogelheads with the top notice advice I get here and almost zero politics involved. I trust the mods to keep to that philosophy.

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Re: would someone explain to me

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:12 pm

TheDDC has the correct answer (controversial). See: Personal Consumer Issues, last paragraph.
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It's also why we don't permit discussions related to global warming / climate change in: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics
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