Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
Attention is nice, and you say you've got ideas, but what are they?
Refurbishing the pts main page (I see that as pts taking a shower, which would bring a sense of rejuvination)
Incorporating other minor parties onto the main page as this would help steer the liberal vs conservative mindset and I believe it would provoke
curiosity, interest, and perhaps enlightenment to up and coming voter's who are thinking about what kind of party they belong to, if not having
parties on the main page, we could keep the certain ideologies on there but then have to add left and right side too to be fair game. At the current
time, we have socialist ideology, other ideologies, liberal and conservative. I believe this is a disorganized way to look at politics.
I believe there should be one thread topic dedicated to pure stereotyping, partisanship, and other unfortunate quirks that take place in the political
arena (as it's political nature and runs rampant in the media, you just can't avoid it) too much of the time, as I believe this will allow people to
become enlightened about political ignorance and encourage a richer political foundation building to take their ideas and thoughts further, which
would be carried out in the other forums where the content would be much richer, informative, and thought provoking.
I believe there should be a bill thread, that would keep all of us updated on laws they recently passed and how they affect each and everyone one of
us, that would encourage multiple perspectives and insight for all of us to take in.
Even if it's just a sticky in the uk, us, and european threads, I believe it would be much helpful no matter where you are in the world.
The bottom threads like environmental issues, social issues, religion in politics et al, don't get much attention, and I believe much of it has to do
with people wanting to talk more about politican's and bicker back and forth in partisan language, which is another reason why I encourage that one
thread dedicated to just that. Those bottom threads I think need to be re-introduced in a different fashion, muchof those topics are informative and
good to know, but the interest just isn't there. I'll need to use my marketing skills and come w/ some ideas via brainstorming. Your input is also
There have been a few other ideas that have crossed my mind but at the present time aren't coming to the forefront.
What does PTS lack, and how do you propose going about to remedy those problems?
Pts lacks color in the hypothetical sense. The politics that is prevelent seems to be very much black and white. And I believe that turns people off
Pts needs to be multi polar, and we need to encourage multi polar frames of mind. It's hard to do that when people are attacked or put down in a way
that stops people from speaking their mind.
Political conspiracies in ats, I believe there should be one of those in pts as well, if not moved totally.
Another thread that would be an attention grabber for pts is a corruption thread. We see wrong doings and inconsistencies in politician's stories all
the time, this would encourage truth seeking rather than partisan commentaries and stereotyping.
A fun place to go and sip your coffee or tea would be a comic thread, there is much humor in politics that goes unnoticed, some of it satire, some of
it insulting, whatever the case maybe, it should encourage laughing which eliminates constipation and helps you live longer. Notice how presidents
turn grey very fast? They are stressed! We all get stressed when we participate in political debates or hearing something we don't like, so why not
relieve some of that with a political comedy thread. I notice bt likes to post comic strips which i'm sure many find enjourable as I Know I do, and I
During the debates last year we had some interviews done on the ats forum in the political party threads, politician's came here and did interview's
and I think it would be nice to have a thread for that, ats has guest speakers, we'll need a pts guest speaker's thread.
A popular thread topic could also be about politics and war, and how many soldier's in the current situation are fighting a "political" aka
ideological war. We could be in ww3 right now and we don't have a thread in pts about the politics of this war. Such a hot topic, I would be in there
everyday listening to what people think about it, hearing stories from soldier's themselves, reading about the reasons for the war and being able to
compare and constrast to see if these reasons are still revelant today. Have all the info about the war on terrorism and the war in iraq and be able
to read all the info on all sides of the argument. I know we have a couple members on this board who are in iraq.
It would be nice for them to share their perspectives too.
I'm sure this is enough for now.
How do you think the mud slinging aspect could be put to the best use?
Mud slinging shows character, it shows our human side and our true passions, it brings color to the board as well. People like a good debate, people
enjoy heated debate (within reason) without name calling of course.
Politics in london and canada are very heated, you have politician's calling other politician's inept and liars ect, we need a place where we can go
and vent about our elected politican's, tell others why you think so and so is a liar and inept as well. You can debate those facts, but I would
discourage member from attacking that persons person because they hold those beliefs.
Attack the politician not the member here on pts.
It's also a thread where people roll up their sleeves and take their glasses off, you don't have to be an intellectual in that thread, let it all
hang out and let us know how you really feel and think at the core. That's what I mean by we need a good mixture on pts...
Currently I see pts alittle dry, we need an array of interesting new thread topics like proposed above and that would be the kind of place I think
defines variety and adds that extra punch.
These are some ideas I've put forth, I think I pretty much encouraged intellectualism, comedy, polical venting, debate, political truth seeking, with
focus on the political war currently being fought over seas, political corruption, ect.
Again, I would never interject bias to steer the board one way, as I said above I encourage variety, as being open minded brings multi polar
perspectives which makes for interesting characters, good reads, and enlightening pov's.
These are some idea's put forth as answer to amort's questions, please feel free to interrogate me some more.