Bunker Talk: Let’s Chat About All The Stories We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

Welcome to Bunker Talk. This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn’t cover. We can also talk about the stuff we did. In other words, it’s literally an off-topic thread.

Here’s the reminder of how we do things around here. I don’t think we have to totally hide from discourse on current national events. That is not the spirit of the site. So, if you want to talk politics and the ongoing crisis following the violence on Capitol Hill, then, by all means, do so, BUT do so respectfully and know that there’s always somebody that isn’t going to agree with you. That’s life. Hash it out respectfully, stick to the facts, and no childish name-calling

or personal attacks of any kind. If you can’t handle yourself in that manner, then please, discuss virtually anything else.

And remember, no drive-by garbage political memes. No conspiracy theory rants. Trolling and shitposting will not be tolerated. Do not be a fool and feed trolls! That’s as much on you as on them. Use the mute button. Links to crackpot sites will be axed, too. 

So really, unless you have something of quality to say, know how to treat people with respect, understand that everyone isn’t going to subscribe to your exact same worldview, and have come to terms with the reality that there is no ‘perfect’ solution when it comes to moderation of a community like this, it’s probably best to just move on.

Finally, as always, observe and report offenders, please. This doesn’t mean report people who don’t share your political views. Don’t abuse it, or it will cost you.

For the vast majority of our esteemed commentariat, these rules come naturally and seem redundant. Thanks to almost everyone who really does a great job making this a wonderful place. 

The Bunker doors are swinging open. 


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Tyler Rogoway


Tyler's passion is the study of military technology, strategy, and foreign policy and he has fostered a dominant voice on those topics in the defense media space. He was the creator of the hugely popular defense site Foxtrot Alpha before developing The War Zone.