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Old 02-28-2002, 08:00 PM   #16
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there's enough forums as it is. and now you guys want two *more* forums added?
and like others have said, adding these would not only prevent any debate, but come on...this is a U2 forum! it'll get to the point where there's more off-topic stuff than U2-related forums.
like it's been said, if you really must talk about (insert some non-U2 topic here) you can always go to some website actually pertaining to the topic. would that be so hard?
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Old 02-28-2002, 09:20 PM   #17
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I meant 50's in your backwards thinking, I never mentioned the word racism.I certianly didn't trivialise it either.
You want a forum just for one type/group of people.
Need I say more?
You didn't use the word "racism", but you used the word "segregation" referring to the 50s. What do you think segregation was about in the 50s? People who like bananas as opposed to people who like grapes? Equating me wanting a conservative forum with segregation of the 50s(keeping blacks from going to white schools) is not only ridiculous, it's insulting.
Backwards thinking? How is wanting to discuss issues with people who believe as you do every once in a while "backwards thinking"?
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Old 02-28-2002, 09:23 PM   #18
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there's enough forums as it is. and now you guys want two *more* forums added?
and like others have said, adding these would not only prevent any debate, but come on...this is a U2 forum! it'll get to the point where there's more off-topic stuff than U2-related forums.
like it's been said, if you really must talk about (insert some non-U2 topic here) you can always go to some website actually pertaining to the topic. would that be so hard?
Khanada, I have met some fine people on this forum, and many of them are conservatives. I am specifically interested not just in discussing politics with not just anyone, but particular people that I have "met" on this forum, like Achtung, lemonite, etc. That is why simply going to another forum wouldn't achieve my results.
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Old 02-28-2002, 10:38 PM   #19
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um...look up a dictionary 80s, segregation means division. I never was referring to anything about racial segregation.
Don't put words in my mouth.
Your last reply was nothing to do with what I said, you just spun your own judgement onto what I was referring to.
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Old 02-28-2002, 10:41 PM   #20
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Another thing, I'm Australian, taking black people out of white schools, didn't even enter my head until you just said it. So there goes your theory.

Collins Dictionary:
Segregation: to set apart from rest

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Backwards thinking? How is wanting to discuss issues with people who believe as you do every once in a while "backwards thinking"?
I think if u want this so badly u can set it up yourself...away from here.


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Old 02-28-2002, 11:04 PM   #22
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Personally I think the idea is good, as all too often political threads get "hijacked" as someone before me put it. However I do think it is possible to have a political discussion between like-minded individuals despite some of the hijacking that occurs. But the problem is, and we all know it, that opposing views incites anger and/heated debate and can take away from the actual discussion as people go round and round trying to back up their claims or hold their ground.

As much as I'd like to see a forum devoted just for liberals and people that think like I do, I know I can find that elsewhere on the net. I don't post here much, but most of my posts are in this forum - I love reading the discussions, and I love reading the debates - even if I don't agree. What I don't like is the bashing and since I tend to lean a little more to the left, when I see posts that say "And all those liberals (insert condescending or tongue in cheek statement here)" the thread immediately screams: "Let's start a pissing contest" To be fair, I think the same can be said for any conservative who feels lashed out against when there's a post that appears condescending to their views.

But I don't think having two more seperate forums will solve the problem of having certain threads hijacked. If anything, it will start a forum war. I can see it now. The liberal forum has a thread titled "Take a look at Lemonite's post in the Conservative Forum" and the replies, though in accord, could turn into a conservative bashing session. And vice versa.

I really don't frequent that many online forums, mainly because I don't have the time. What I like about Interference in general is that if I want to read a political discussion or debate, I can come here and see it in action. I don't like the arguments and I don't derive a sick pleasure seeing people duke it out here, but it's the nature of this forum. Personally I don't get involved in discussions as much as I'd like to, and I admit sometimes some comments get me bent out of shape, and sometimes I feel too intimidated to join in because I'm the nonconfrontational type. If anything, this forum has taught me a lot about how people with opposing views interact. It gets heated and ugly a good portion of the time, but the resolve is usually peaceful and in the end everyone agrees to disagree.

So to conclude this mess I just wrote, I think the 'two more forums' idea is a good one, but I don't think it's necessary. I think if the person who starts the thread requests the thread is for like minded discussion, then we should all be mature enough to honor those requests.
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After reading a few other people's views on this suggestion, I have to say that I agree with the majority that say it would serve no purpose to make more forums for just a handful of people who share different views. If you dont agree on a certain topic, move on to something else.

We'll see how the conservatism thread goes, maybe that would work out if the opposing viewers ignore it, but somehow I dont see that lasting very long.

I'm going to leave the suggestion box thread open for now until Elvis can post in it and make the final say, but somehow I dont think he will go for the idea. It also might be a good suggestion to find a forum somewhere thats function is to purposely share your views.

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Old 03-01-2002, 03:00 AM   #24
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So my suggestion is this; creation of two new forums - a conservative forum where conservatives such as myself and lemonite and Achtung Bubba and others can chill and discuss, and another forum just for liberals to do the same.
Well said 80's, however I'd include the HORROR in that statement as well, I'm convinced he's lurking around here somewheres still... A Makavelistic Return I predict.

And with the current influx of new forums here in Feedback.. I'm sure we can stick one right in between Poopaganda and the Espanoles Galore Forums.

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I don't see why there needs to be another forum like this one floating around. This one serves the purpose just fine. Just because someone has a different opinion does not mean you need a seperate forum, nor do they.
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Lemonite your a freak, but thats besides the point.

I'm going to go ahead and put a copy of this thread in Dont Expect, Suggest. Because ultimately it will be Elvis who decides yay or nay.

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