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PostPosted: August 17 14, 7:32 pm 
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I'm sure it has been requested before, but I'd rather it have it's own section and not be a part of Social. IMO Social should be for music/movies/TV/and other general BS topics. Let people who want to get all serious about [expletive] do it in another forum. I realize that the quick response is, "then don't click on the thread". But it is distracting.


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PostPosted: August 17 14, 10:26 pm 
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I'm for it. Probably obvious, I guess.


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PostPosted: September 25 14, 2:51 pm 
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Definitely count me in.


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PostPosted: September 25 14, 2:51 pm 
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I agree. And the fact is that sometimes curiosity kills the cat - you go to social to play some grab ass, and instead see some serious thread and maybe see the last post was by a poster that tends to inflame or whatever, and you just click it to see what the hell is going on and then you get sucked into the stupidity. It's happened to me more than once, although I am doing a pretty good job of monitoring that. But if it wasn't there to see I wouldn't have to play that game.


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PostPosted: September 25 14, 4:43 pm 
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Sounds like a good move to me.


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PostPosted: September 25 14, 4:50 pm 
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Tough to know where the line between social and "Politics/Current Events" is from a thread creation standpoint. How many threads might be political in nature but end up on some awesome digression about something else that's entirely social? Also, people might miss on threads they have something to contribute to just because they don't visit a particular forum.

I don't like the idea of forum creep. Especially when it's the easiest thing in the world to just not click on a thread about a subject you're not interested in discussing. Just because you think it's run it's course doesn't mean it has. Let other people contribute. You can steer clear if you want.


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PostPosted: September 25 14, 5:22 pm 
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Tough to know where the line between social and "Politics/Current Events" is from a thread creation standpoint.


Not really. Just going through the front page, the ferguson, financial system, ACA, stl headquarters, political correctness threads would go in politics. I dont think any others even come close to fitting.

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How many threads might be political in nature but end up on some awesome digression about something else that's entirely social?


not very many.

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Also, people might miss on threads they have something to contribute to just because they don't visit a particular forum.


I think that this already happens as a result of having 250+ page threads instead of multiple smaller threads. Plus, I browse mostly by 'view unread posts' anyways.

I think a lot of good discussion is stifled as-is. Having a separate forum would allow an easier way for people to either contribute to or avoid these conversations that we do not have right now.


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PostPosted: September 25 14, 5:27 pm 
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Why would you need a separate section when most of these political discussions fall into two or three threads at a time? When I get tired of the Election thread, I avoid it. Same thing with the Ferguson thread.


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PostPosted: September 25 14, 5:28 pm 
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Because I agree with Michael that megathreads are dumb outside of a few explicit purposes (ie our stickied posts)


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PostPosted: September 25 14, 6:44 pm 
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sighyoung wrote:
Why would you need a separate section when most of these political discussions fall into two or three threads at a time? When I get tired of the Election thread, I avoid it. Same thing with the Ferguson thread.

Agreed. It seems to me that if there's a problem, it has nothing to do with the number of forums. These discussions are already confined to just a couple threads. Most likely, such a forum would simply be a ghost town while at the same time implying that this is intended to be a primary board topic or a special ghetto, neither of which makes any sense.

Some more moderation in that thread would probably help, as would more social thread creation on non-political topics.


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