How about a new 'UK issues' forum?

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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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Our UK member must surely contribute quite a bit to the forum as a whole. But I wonder how many threads that I would have been interested in have perhaps fallen by the wayside and then off the radar.

I understand that the reason for this is perhaps that the site owners want to keep the site as 'international' as possible without bands of cliques developing, but I'm finding that I'm more inclined to UK issues in general and more likely to start/contribute ( if that's what you could call it) to threads with a UK twist.

No-one could deny that the site is very US centric and I enjoy reading a lot of the issues that affect the US, it's even opened my eyes to the world of the ordinary Joe of the USA, but on the other hand, I find a lot of the threads quite banal with no interest at all to me.

Anyway, that's about it. Thanks for reading.




posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:19 PM
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All our British humour and banter thrown into one big pile? I'm up for that, I'm steered more towards UK issues on here as well.

God help any outsiders that wander into that forum without warning.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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As much as I get news from the States on this site, a UK forum would allow me to get caught up on news there as well.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:27 PM
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There's always the existing "Regional Politics" forum, which is for non-U.S. issues.

I get the impression that sub-forums on this site tend to be created only when the large number of threads on a particular issue brings up the need to find a place to put them, the "Gulf Oil" incident being such a case.
So I don't think there's much chance of a U.K. forum until the number of U.K threads begins to over-balance one of the other forums.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:36 PM
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i'm with Disrael(i?) in this one, alternatively the "US" could be removed from US polical madness?



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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Totally agree fella, actually started my own thread about this 1 minute after you posted yours (www.abovetopsecret.com...) Mod's please delete mine, it was a total coincidence! lol
A place for us Brits to bitch and whinge would be brilliant, without the 'they stole your guns' 'you bow and scrape to a monarch' 'your healthcare for all is socialist blah' comments in totatally unrelated threads.
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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:42 PM
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Personally I'd like to see it but I doubt it'll happen.

1.) Would it have the 'traffic' to really justify a forum all of it's own?
2.) Would it deter non-UK members from participating?
3.) Would it isolate UK members from everyone else?

I'm not sure of the answers to any of them but they all need considering.

I'm not a prolific threadstarter but I'd possibly start more threads in a UK forum but I don't like the thought that non-UK members could be reluctant to contribute.
I know I steer a wide berth of the US specific forums unless something catches my eye or there's something specific I'm interested in.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:45 PM
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.....without the 'they stole your guns' 'you bow and scrape to a monarch' 'your healthcare for all is socialist blah' comments in totatally unrelated threads.


Or the irrelevant and inaccurate 'we saved your asses' comments.

Valid point.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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Do we keep out of US threads and forums?


I doubt they would either?




posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:49 PM
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That's a bit spooky, but the more the merrier.

Unfortunately I have to cut it at that...I'm not talking to the Welsh at the moment



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by Knobby
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That's a bit spooky, but the more the merrier.

Unfortunately I have to cut it at that...I'm not talking to the Welsh at the moment

I'm not surprised after our fantastic display of football last night and my antagonistic comments in the Scotland independence thread!!



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:54 PM
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I would hate to see it become 'isolationalist' ( if such a word even exists).

More of a repository for our own issues, everybody would still be welcome to post.


And where would this website be if it didn't have its Daily Mail fix?



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:56 PM
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OOOH!

And a "Page 3"!!!



ETA;
"There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch."
-Goldmember
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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by Knobby
And where would this website be if it didn't have its Daily Mail fix?

Haha, true, the US members would have little options to quote without the Dailly Fail



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:01 PM
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I don't think it a good Idea right now, the currently running
Scottish Independence threads have left a bad taste!



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:01 PM
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can we show pics of Celebs and the Royal family with their thruppenny Bits out..



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by rigel4
I don't think it a good Idea right now, the currently running
Scottish Independence threads have left a bad taste!

I think it's a good idea, we all tend to come together when it's a discussion from outside our islands, much like a dysfunctional family
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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:09 PM
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Are you having a bubble?



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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Another point is that in the last year we've had the Hillsbourgh inquiry, the phone hacking scandal and Jimmy Savile.

These are REAL scaldals/conspiracies laid down to the website on a plate, there is no need for the tin-foil hats where the Brits are concerned.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:43 PM
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Ive just tried to post here, to say i think the idea is great.

When i hit reply i got a virgin media page saying they are not allowed to display the webpage. Whats that about?.....anyone?



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