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  1. Behind the scenes
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    19 Jun '18 07:46
    I noticed this debates area has become a place devoted almost exclusively to politics, American politics to be exact. Perhaps we need a new category devoted to that alone. Non political debate topics perhaps need their own category. Thoughts?
  2. Standard membershavixmir
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    19 Jun '18 08:10
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I noticed this debates area has become a place devoted almost exclusively to politics, American politics to be exact. Perhaps we need a new category devoted to that alone. Non political debate topics perhaps need their own category. Thoughts?
    I completely agree.
    American politics should have a seperate thread.
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    19 Jun '18 08:50
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I noticed this debates area has become a place devoted almost exclusively to politics, American politics to be exact. Perhaps we need a new category devoted to that alone. Non political debate topics perhaps need their own category. Thoughts?
    POLITICS would be a good category.

    We can lose "Puzzles & Posers" or whatever it's called. (Posters can use General or Chess)
    and "Culture" is dead too
  4. Standard membervivify
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    19 Jun '18 10:56
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I noticed this debates area has become a place devoted almost exclusively to politics, American politics to be exact. Perhaps we need a new category devoted to that alone. Non political debate topics perhaps need their own category. Thoughts?
    This is a great idea. There should be a separate forum for American politics, and another for world politics. Maybe you should put this in the Site Ideas forum as well.
  5. Standard membervivify
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    19 Jun '18 10:58
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    POLITICS would be a good category.

    We can lose "Puzzles & Posers" or whatever it's called. (Posters can use General or Chess)
    and "Culture" is dead too
    What topics do you think we could debate about if politics is moved to a separate forum?
  6. SubscriberPonderable
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    19 Jun '18 11:11
    Originally posted by @vivify
    What topics do you think we could debate about if politics is moved to a separate forum?
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  7. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    19 Jun '18 11:25
    Originally posted by @ponderable
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    What is so special about being an active subscriber on this site?

    I see many that have not paid a brass farthing nor made a chess move in years.

    Is my $60 annual, auto-deducted investment affording me anything extraordinary?
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    19 Jun '18 11:33
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    What is so special about being an active subscriber on this site?

    I see many that have not paid a brass farthing nor made a chess move in years.

    Is my $60 annual, auto-deducted investment affording me anything extraordinary?
    a fool and their money is soon parted
  9. SubscriberPonderable
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    19 Jun '18 11:56
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    What is so special about being an active subscriber on this site?

    I see many that have not paid a brass farthing nor made a chess move in years.

    Is my $60 annual, auto-deducted investment affording me anything extraordinary?
    Subscribing can achieve a lot of different Targets:

    * Feeling morally superior (to the freeriders)
    * encouraging the site's owner to keep it up.
    * playing in tournaments
    * playing in Clans
    * captaining a Club or a clan (or both)
    * playing an unlimited number of games
    * having a nicely decorated star
    * things I am not able to think about 😉
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    19 Jun '18 11:57
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    a fool and their money is soon parted
    so we are
  11. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    19 Jun '18 11:58
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    so we are
    🙂
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    19 Jun '18 16:04
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    POLITICS would be a good category.

    We can lose "Puzzles & Posers" or whatever it's called. (Posters can use General or Chess)
    and "Culture" is dead too
    The debates forum would be dead without politics as most debates are political.
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    19 Jun '18 16:05
    Originally posted by @vivify
    This is a great idea. There should be a separate forum for American politics, and another for world politics. Maybe you should put this in the Site Ideas forum as well.
    America's days as the undisputed hegemon are rapidly coming to a close, so this would be inappropriate. Perhaps if this was 1991 we could entertain the idea.
  14. Standard membershavixmir
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    19 Jun '18 16:33
    Originally posted by @ashiitaka
    America's days as the undisputed hegemon are rapidly coming to a close, so this would be inappropriate. Perhaps if this was 1991 we could entertain the idea.
    The problem is that every thread ends up either stupid because of alt-right nationalists or a love spat between Dutchess and No.1.

    How do we solve such a problem?
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    19 Jun '18 16:44
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I noticed this debates area has become a place devoted almost exclusively to politics, American politics to be exact. Perhaps we need a new category devoted to that alone. Non political debate topics perhaps need their own category. Thoughts?
    Nah. Politics over here is pretty boring, with people talking about policies and stuff. Americans know how to turn it into showbiz!
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