Politics Discussion Forum (Temporary)?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Rob_E, Sep 4, 2008.

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Should we add a politics forum to LPSG

  1. Yes, and wait to determine if temporary or permanent.

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    30.2%
  2. Yes, but remove after the US elections.

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    20.9%
  3. Yes, and make it permanent.

    15 vote(s)
    34.9%
  4. No, leave things in Et Cetera, Et Cetera.

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  1. Rob_E

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    Should we add a politics forum, and should it be temporary, e.g. to be removed after the US elections?
     
  2. marleyisalegend

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    Oh, GOD yes! I thought a few thread merges would be sufficient but you can go ahead and saddle 'em all up and put 'em in their own forum. Thanks for considering this.
     
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    A very good idea, Rob. And I wouldn't be surprised if you decide to keep it once the election has blown past.
     
  4. Domisoldo

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    I vote "Yes" on the Politics forum ballot initiative.

    I vote "No" on the temporary nature of the Politics forum ballot initiative.

    There will be plenty to post about between major elections.

    For example, I suspect that a lot of members (the world over) will have something to contribute as the George W. Bush motorcade leaves the White House forever.

    Rob,

    You know full well that politics and sex have always been intertwined. Politics belong here too, and the thread traffic is the proof.




     
  5. Stretch

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    Yes Rob...an excellent idea and I agree that it will probably remain active well after the election
     
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    Yes and take the crap out after the election...
     
  7. transformer_99

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    It might be nice to have it sectioned into the major nations and then one that captures other smaller nations as a bundle ? Some probably won't care too much about US politics as opposed to Zimbabwe or vice versa ?
     
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    For example, I suspect that a lot of members (the world over) will have something to contribute as the George W. Bush motorcade leaves the White House forever.


    --smiling and grinning at the SAME time--
    but..
    Dont your US Presidents remain Presidents for LIFE

    Life means Life' apparently..ha
    enz

    Agree wholeheartedly Rob_e
     
  9. B_Morning_Glory

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    yes we should would save space and also wouldnt be posted in every forum like the past obama political stuff seem to be, as for me im all for it that way all arguments about reps and the dems, could be settled there not every where else. lol,
     
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    81% Yes, in one way or another, seems fairly conclusive.
     
  11. Xcuze

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    Yes yes yes. Make it permanent too. Its a vast enough subject to hold its own forum easily. When the elections over there will still be lots of yapping about the new folks in power.
     
  12. ManlyBanisters

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    I voted "Yes, but remove after the US elections." - but I wouldn't be too upset if it became a permanent fixture, I wonder if it would get a little slow and easy to forget after the hype of the election. Time will tell, I suppose.
     
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    I think that is a good idea, and I would make it a permanent forum as politics are discussed at all times, not only during US elections.
     
  14. Catchoftheday

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    No that would be silly, clearly nobody else in the world has politics only America and only when they have an election.
     
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    I say keep it until the end of the US elections, like MB says, it will get all slow and forgotten when things settle down.

    Perhaps the forum should be taken down a month or so after the elections are over.
     
  16. Xcuze

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    My first vote was to remove after the election. I quickly changed my mind & voted again for a permanent forum. But now Ive noticed the see how it goes option & I wanna pick that one instead! Is 3 votes being greedy? This is what happens when u give people too many choices!
     
  17. ManlyBanisters

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    How do you change vote? Once I have voted on polls on this site I've never seen an option to change. Have I been missing something?

    Yes - I wonder if my last post is more indicative of "Yes, and wait to determine if temporary or permanent" than it is of a remove vote... oh well - like Drifter pointed out - the majority, by a long way, is an overall YES - but at the time I'm posting this only 30 votes have been cast and more than 30 users post in Etc. at the moment.
     
  18. Xcuze

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    I didnt change it but I could still see the vote choices so i just voted again. I dont know if they registered though. Either way its now stopped & I cant vote anymore. I needed to be stopped coz I was going vote loopy!
     
  19. ManlyBanisters

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    Odd - once I've voted I can't vote again, straight away - no waiting period.

    Unless you clicked back, I suppose - :squint: - I've never tried that.
     
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    I voted to remove it after the elections...but as things are happening all over the world every day; if it was called World Politics, it could be a good addition.
     
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