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Old 05-22-2016, 02:04 PM
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Political discussions become pretty rough sometimes, that is natural. But this is no reason to stay away from them if there is a serious political interest.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:18 PM
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Texting has replaced writing and then there is Facebook and Twitter to occupy people on the internet.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:10 PM
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I believe some are afraid of possible aggressive response to posting.
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Yes. Further, posts don't have to be aggressive to be intimidating. The regular group here, with years of online experience, does argument at a level that is a fair ways beyond what unpracticed posters can match.
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Dunno, mebbe.
It can get passionate, sometimes way too personal and outright hostile.
Still, there is room for reasonable discourse without the bomb throwing, namecalling, and personal attacks.

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I believe many just don't want to be involved in the perceived unpleasantness.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:58 PM
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The strange thing is that none (or almost none?) of the last three years' new members became an active member. This is a fantastic forum and it actually deserves participation of a wider range of people.
IMO, Joining in an established political venue can be daunting to a newbie who must prove their mettle to a tight group of long time players who tend to also have well honed swords. One has to be very well informed and intelligent, or very stupid to participate. I haven't decided which in which category I fall.....

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Old 05-22-2016, 08:26 PM
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IMO, Joining in an established political venue can be daunting to a newbie who must prove their mettle to a tight group of long time players who tend to also have well honed swords. One has to be very well informed and intelligent, or very stupid to participate. I haven't decided which in which category I fall.....
You have strong and less strong points, as do we all, but you sure as poop aren't stupid. And you put the same thing I was thinking very well here, with a bit more poetry. (Dig, swords!)
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:27 PM
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