what happens when a topic that doesn't seem to be "heated" becomes controversial? i think this happens more often than we think...do these topics get moved? who moves them? do people follow them to the "heated" forum or do they just die out?<br><br>i guess my thinking is that many of the people who complain are the same people who find themselves getting "heated" in the discussions. these people aren't going to visit the new forum very often if they truly want things moved -- they want it moved so they can avoid the confrontations. fewer people involved (e.g., in your screenshot, the "heated" forum is much smaller than the general discussion forum) means that many people will lose interest and stop participating in that forum. i am pretty sure i would ignore the heated discussions if the traffic decreased...and, MM would likely become less appealing to me altogether (i just rarely visit more than one forum per site). that's just my one perspective, though and i could be wrong. cheers!<br><br>----<br>"even if we get bin Laden or Zawahiri now, it is 2 years 2 late. Al Qaeda is a very different org now. It has had time to adapt. The administration should have finished this job." Leverett, former Bush Natíl Security Cncl staff specialist.
"people who complain are the same people who find themselves getting "heated" in the discussions" hahaha Sean, you got me pegged. Yeah, I was surprised at how hot under the collar I was getting in some of those posts. I wasn't even aware of it at first, but once I saw how I was acting, I pulled out of those posts. <br><br>As for your first question, you're right. There is a grey area with some, but only some of the posts. Everybody knows very well that if I put a post out there about gays, skin color, Bush, Kerry, Iraq, or SUVs, that post will get hot and fast.<br><br>When was the last time Lori put out a post that started a bar fight? <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Everybody knows very well that if I put a post out there about gays, skin color, Bush, Kerry, Iraq, or SUVs, that post will get hot and fast.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Them's fight'n words! I demand this get moved to the "Heated discussion" forum right now! <br><br>----<br>Stupidity is like nuclear power. It can be used for good or evil.... and you don't want to get any on you.
---- Stupidity is like nuclear power. It can be used for good or evil.... and you don't want to get any on you.
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