Or something that would group all the US election posts together? Perhaps they could all go in one thread or something?
How long is it to the election? I suspect they will taper off by then.
I don't think they will......................
Perhaps political issues could be chewed over in the Late Night Club, then it wouldnt matter how long the Presidental Elections run for or whatever
side issues follow on. Come on in, pull up a chair, sit awhile.
Regards the Bear
Depends on the friends.................
Friends? We could try for Civilised, failing that there's plenty of room out back!!!
Regards the Bear
It's late night club UK, isn't it?
These aren't UK elections....
It's just that they seem to be taking over the board... yes, I know we could all post more but at least if they were corralled into one place they'd be... well, all in one place?
Religion/Politics in one forum perhaps as that is where the most heated debates occur?
Well, actually, one thread was what I was really thinking of - looking at the today's post page, one sees more threads about US politics than anything else...
unless it required a password................
Regards the Bear
It doesn't seem to me that there are so very many posts in the Discussion Forum, that there is not room for the political posts. Not a single new
topic thread there was started on January 28, 30, 31 or February 1, 3, or 4.
For my part, I plan to indicate the content of the start of a political post plainly enough. (For example, "Reports say Romney is suspending his campaign" is clearly politics; I didn't use a title like "Guess what is happening now.") Anyone not interested in the political posts can easily skip them.
I am inclined to promote fewer fora, not more. As it is, the Arts, Parent, and Trivia fora don't get many posts.
Of course, this is just a personal preference.
I say roll it into the religion room.
That way I don't have to look at them if I don't want to.
I get enough B.S. from politicians at work.
Don't want to be subjected to a ton of it here in my leasure time.
The Trivia forum would get more traffic if people posted jokes there instead of in general chat.
As for politics, I don't really care where it goes as long as it's clearly marked so I can avoid it.
I understand a want to avoid certain aspects of everyday life, but I think politics is so deeply embedded in everything we experience and everything we do that to banish it to a separate forum would not be the correct thing. However, to keep posting new threads, on the slightest detail, may be a little OTT, maybe those that are interested in the elections could keep their postings to a few threads with a common theme rather than opening a new one each time a new result comes in or a new scandal arises.
Life is all about variety.
There is a danger that if a board is flooded with threads all basically about one topic that casual observers will be turned off and not come back.
You would turn your friends away if you only had one topic of conversation, wouldn't you?
Maybe the politics could be posted in the Trivia forum! That's what politics is, isn't it.
OK the problem with merging the threads is that the posts would all appear in time stamp order and not as each individual thread below each other( if
you see what I mean).
So that thought is out.
What I can do is start a thread called " US Elections" and any urge to post about them can be posted in there.
How does that sound?
I really don't think politics should have it's own forum as we already have a wide variety of other fora to cover it.
US Elections would certainly cover it and allow those who object a clear indication of how to avoid the continuing saga.
How about "US Elections" then sticky it until they are over.
How many more years until that?