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Myra Bronstein
11-04-2008, 07:50 AM
http://www.politicsforum.org/forum/

It's huge.
I wonder if we'll be that big.

It seems like a really interesting forum.

On edit: I changed the Title from "Hey! Look what I found." to the current one because the original title was uninformative.

Mark Stapleton
11-04-2008, 11:04 PM
Amazing. Maybe it's too big. I went over to the history section and parts of it were like a ghost town--there was a post from a moderator pleading with readers to post.

The political discussion and today's news sections are pretty good, though.

Myra Bronstein
11-10-2008, 01:19 AM
Amazing. Maybe it's too big. I went over to the history section and parts of it were like a ghost town--there was a post from a moderator pleading with readers to post.

The political discussion and today's news sections are pretty good, though.

Yeah, it's really honkin' big.
I also noticed that their links page has some dead links.
I hate when that happens.

But I am pleased with the number of forums devoted to discussing facts instead of myths.

Myra Bronstein
11-10-2008, 01:23 AM
Wow, they have an "Announcements" section.
...
I wish I could think of an announcement.

Peter Lemkin
11-10-2008, 06:52 AM
You could announce the opening of an announcment section - for announcements of upcoming lectures, meetings, on-line live feeds, momentous changes with the Forum, etc.

As a matter of fact, before this Forum hopefully gets large, I'd think it would be a good idea, if not too much work to make more topics; [divide-up] some now into separate areas, and put the existing threads into them. I've also posted a few threads I felt really didn't fit well into any of the existing catagories, so think there should always be one called 'Other', or some such - which you can decide if it should start-off a new topic heading or just remain in 'other'. Just my 2 cents.

Myra Bronstein
11-11-2008, 06:17 AM
You could announce the opening of an announcment section - for announcements of upcoming lectures, meetings, on-line live feeds, momentous changes with the Forum, etc.
...


Appreciate the suggestions Peter.
In some ways an "Announcements" folder would be nice.
Then again it may just underscore an embarrassing dearth of anything to announce. :o

But if people think we should have that section we'll, of course, consider it.



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As a matter of fact, before this Forum hopefully gets large, I'd think it would be a good idea, if not too much work to make more topics; [divide-up] some now into separate areas, and put the existing threads into them. I've also posted a few threads I felt really didn't fit well into any of the existing catagories, so think there should always be one called 'Other', or some such - which you can decide if it should start-off a new topic heading or just remain in 'other'. Just my 2 cents.

Yeah, I've had the same problem with an orphan post that doesn't belong anywhere. Like this one: http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254 We want to be careful that we don't have so many folders that it's just a confusing spaghetti mess, but I do think we could use a couple more.

Aside from "Other" does anyone have suggestions for additional folders?

What's an appropriate folder name for world hot spots like Israel? ... "World Hot Spots"?

Magda Hassan
11-11-2008, 06:25 AM
'Geographical hot spots'?
Geo-politics'?

Myra Bronstein
11-11-2008, 06:28 AM
'Geographical hot spots'?
Geo-politics'?

Yeah. I like 'Geographical hot spots." Should we add it?

David Guyatt
11-11-2008, 02:19 PM
How about a "Deep Politics Miscellany" as a repository for all such posts?

Magda Hassan
11-12-2008, 12:39 AM
No one is using Op-Ed. Should we keep this, delete this or change it to the Miscellaneous forum that David suggested?

Shall I go ahead and make a Geo-Political hot spots forum? In time for the next guerre de jour?

Myra Bronstein
11-14-2008, 11:35 PM
No one is using Op-Ed. Should we keep this, delete this or change it to the Miscellaneous forum that David suggested?

Shall I go ahead and make a Geo-Political hot spots forum? In time for the next guerre de jour?

I'd like folders to be a bit more descriptive than "Miscellaneous." I guess we can wait to see how much Op-Ed is used (twice so far). I do like the folders you've added so far.

Myra Bronstein
11-24-2008, 03:11 AM
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As a matter of fact, before this Forum hopefully gets large, I'd think it would be a good idea, if not too much work to make more topics; [divide-up] some now into separate areas, and put the existing threads into them. I've also posted a few threads I felt really didn't fit well into any of the existing catagories, so think there should always be one called 'Other', or some such - which you can decide if it should start-off a new topic heading or just remain in 'other'. Just my 2 cents.

Peter (and everyone),

Now that we've added a few more topic names do you have any threads that need to be relocated? We can do a little rearranging now that we're done adding forums.

Peter Lemkin
11-24-2008, 05:16 AM
Yeah. I like 'Geographical hot spots." Should we add it?

Georgraphic hot spots, past and present - where one could enter in a thread on, say Somalia today, or Ancient Rome, Kosovo not long ago, or American Revolution's real motives and ideals...etc.

Magda Hassan
11-24-2008, 06:15 AM
Well, if it was ancient Rome or the American revolution I would put it in history. If it was recent I would put it in Geo-graphical hot spots. If all else fails there is 'Other'.