When is it permissible to mention SDMB or link to an SDMB thread on another message board?
For example, can we post this at another message board? ‘I disagree with what you have posted. There’s a discussion at The Straight Dope on this subject wherein many posters provide contrary evidence.’
I doubt that the more radical people (YECs, ‘Liberals should be shot’-types) would come over to cause trouble, and some of the more rational posters may like it here as we do have Conservatives that conduct themselves civilly. I suspect the primary reaction if I used SDMB for supporting arguments would be ‘Then go back to your Liberal board, you Socialist!’ But I wouldn’t want to attract troublemakers.
Egad… remember the great S’front invasion of '99? IIRC it got a bit ugly and polluted for a while. Did any new members hang on for a while after that? I know you can’t control for things that are done on other boards, but if someone posted a thread here about how they were trolling there, I’d hope there’d be some board-related recriminations. Not to stifle conversation, but I swear I’ve seen admonitions and whatnot to not stir up trouble.
The title was supposed to be a little tongue-in-cheek, but also alluding to the possibility that using SDMB threads to support a position might bring unwanted attention from posters on other boards who are not as well-behaved as posters here (generally) are.
I’ve no intention of starting a board war, here or anywhere. But there are a buttload of discussions here that would be useful in other discussions, as exampled in the OP.