I'm sick of the politics too.<br><br>I've always hated them, but I get tired <br>of hearing just one sided arguments.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green>
I hear what you're saying, but I disagree with their point of view. What "makes up the flavor of the Lounge" is NOT politics. <br>It's stories about futons, friends visiting each other in Hawaii, 'WHAT?', rumors about the latest release of (fill in the blank), figuring out a new digital camera, giving bathroom directions from a shopping mall cart. who's got the nicest weather, someone who's just a little too obsessed with Tinker Bell (shiver), voting for the best freeware app, cool java games, the Mars landing, and the ever raging battle for coolest desktop.<br><br>Politics is like a hamburger. You want one, you can find a burger joint on every corner. This forum should not be hijacked by politics. <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>How would I proposed for them to make a political forum? Who do I talk to?<br><br>This forum (Member's Lounge) should be friendly and inviting, not combative and isolating.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I am going to have to give that some thought. One of my concerns would be where do we draw the line with new boards? Politics are the only thing that is argued about in here and I don't think having a Political Board would make any difference.<br><br>However, let me give it some thought and talk it over with the staff.<br><br>
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It is just open and free discussion. No need for a separate forum for politics. If you find yourself accidentally in a thread that is political, just back out, find the fluff that amuses you and carry on.<br><br>A no-brainer to me. For the most part I avoid the fluff and seek out the politics, but you don't see my asking for a separate fluff forum.<br><br>So deal with it already. <br><br>Look at it this way. You buy a newspaper. It has this in it and that in it. Politics, sports, business, the lighter side, human interest stories, etc. So, you read what interests you, skip what doesn't interest you. It's really that simple.<br><br>OK, so maybe some political posts are disguised, but for the most part they are pretty obvious in their titles. <br><br>That is what a free ranging forum is about -- a little of this and a little of that. No need to change anything.<br><br>With all that is going on in the world today with wars and the political battles being waged at home, there is just no way you are going to escape some exposure to this kind of thing now and then. And perhaps, a bit of exposure now and then would be a good thing to educate yourself. I for one, cannot live with my head stuck in the sand while young men and women lose their lives every day in Iraq and that is why I choose to comment on such things. <br><br><br><br>
I agree Mike, no need for a Politics forum. When I read the paper, I more often than not, discard the Funnies section and the Sports section. the rest of the sections I will skim over and read what interests me. That was a good analogy.<br><br><br>My Stuff
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