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For the new improvements and format.
I for one am glad that all of the dead forums are archived and no longer cluttering up the forum sections.
Cheers, S. Rex
I like them.
Wonder if we could by default have the free articles from the main page be posted as a thread in the forums.
In other words have a forum for Main Street articles that would look and act pretty much like the old Main St with replies allowed. This is better than just starting a thread about the article because the original article content would be at the start of the thread.
Having 10 threads to follow is tiresome. If the main street discussion were to be streamlined into a single thread back here in steerage, that would make the TFMetals experience a lot simpler. This could be a vast improvement.
Having said that, the most meaningful limitation to a good online community was the fact that every single main street public thread was dominated by interlopers. The finest minds and leading contributors to this site were continually engaged in patient and professional debate about the very premise of our community, the rapidly decaying foundation of the global economic system.
Instead of exploring real issues, our best decided to engage with people who truly don't belong here. The government/corporate funded trolls would hide behind a persona of "Oh, I thought you Turdville people were supposed to be open minded and critical thinkers. I guess you really just want an echo chamber."
I think most of us are capable of distinguishing discourse among members from the disease of debating trolls.
I hope somebody documented the super-human patience TF showed before shutting off the accounts of the incredibly few banned posters (before the International Brotherhood of Trolls were asked to replace Chevy with "credentialed medical professionals", etc.).
Anybody gone back to see the web properties of some of the former contributors here? With all due respect, that's an echo chamber.
If, in pursuit of non-echo chamber status, our finest minds continue to engage in debate about whether water is wet, the rest of us will tire of scrolling and just simply move along. It's really, really, easy.
Most of us fall somewhere in the area of anti-statist, libertarian, anarchist, freedom-loving, nonaggression principle type people. So, banning posters is not cool, for the most part.
The trolls have sucked the air out of the room and there's not much else worth reading or posting. Should they be redirected to their own forum?
Consider this: if you forced some of us into a forum because we wouldn't STFU about geoengineering, I'd fill the thread with photos from the skies above my head. Want to deny it as theory? Fine, let's go, I'll rip your ass to shreds with evidence.
If you forced zman, alonzo jackinoff, clownman, and their coworkers into a forum for reality-denial, they wouldn't be able to function because their entire role here is to ruin the experience of others. Their employers wouldn't pay them to debate each other.
I'm sure glad the comment button at the top still works when it is clicked on...
as it would be really cumbersome if I would have to go through every thread to see if there are any new posts!...So still...not much has changed...because at a glance...if I see an interesting post...& want to reply to it...by just clicking on that post...after clicking on the comments button...it still takes me right to that post...regardless of any thread that post is in!...Hopefully...the comment button functionality will remain the same!...A lot of the new people who have just come on board...may not be aware of this!...
Great post 57Goldtop!!!...
Bag Of Gold
Way back, you offered to make me a custom avatar for this site. Still game? I have an idea or 2.
If so, I'll post the idea in Art in Motion for your consideration.