How about a new 'UK issues' forum?

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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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The Brit forum will just become a Daily Mail article aggregation forum over time. Some Scots, Welsh and Irish wont use it (they dont see themselves as Brits), it'll become English mainly by default, it'll become cliquey and it'll die a death.

I also suspect that most people simply start at 'recent posts' and journey from there rather than navigating sub forums. And what about British breaking news stories etc where will they go ?

A European forum is what we need instead. That way the British can be forc ... encouraged ... to integrate.




posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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I've just slipped into the "Regional Politics" forum, to see how many UK threads were there already, and what do I find?
I find a sticky thread which shows that the Regional Politics forum actually started off life as "UK Politics"!
In other words, under that disguised form, we have a forum already.

P.S. The answer seems to be, 8 or 9 threads on the first page.
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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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Due to the Red, white and blue, stars and stripesy look of the icon, I thought this was more of a regional US themed forum as well, dealing with state issues.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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It has another sticky thread announcing it as a "Canada only" forum.
It looks as though there were (at least) two national forums begun in 2006, which later merged to form "Regional politics".
I assume "regional" was meant to imply "regions of the world".


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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 06:25 PM
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I am quite in favour of a UK issues forum.

I think there would be a decent amount of content for us to create threads about and discuss; we have the upcoming Scottish independence referendum and general election, a plethora of political parties surrounded with plenty of scandal and rumour, and lots of different social "unrest" in the form of riots, marches and demonstrations - I imagine a separate forum would have lots of potential



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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Good Idea, This is the way I feel about trying to understand US politics and Logic...



We could have a Daily Mail Forum, that everyone could just ignore.......



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by Knobby
No-one could deny that the site is very US centric and I enjoy reading a lot of the issues that affect the US,.


I like it the way it is. A UK forum would not be a good idea IMO. Your are free to start UK threads no one is stopping you. I think this forum is quite UK ish actually and US ish.

Please do not add a UK forum .. I am so bored of the UK clap trap we call news and the Euro rubbish politics .. it is all a scam anyway, ask Cyprus.

IMO it would be the most dull forum ever - if it was created, and I would avoid it like the plague...
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posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by LeBombDiggity
. Some Scots, Welsh and Irish wont use it (they dont see themselves as Brits), .


Britain is the island that Wales and Scotland reside on they are British.Actually the reason alot of British do not refer to themselves as such is for other reasons, mainly political, but nevertheless they are British,

Such a silly thing to say,
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posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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If a thread is about an issue specific to the UK, then that's what it is, regardless of whether or not it's on a 'UK forum'.

If people are interested, they'll contribute.

I would guess that mostly UK members would be attracted to a UK-specific thread, mostly US members to a US-specific thread, mostly Brazilian posters to a Brazil-specific thread, and so on.

But if other nationalities are drawn to it, all the better!

Don't quite see the advantage myself.



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by HelenConway

Originally posted by LeBombDiggity
. Some Scots, Welsh and Irish wont use it (they dont see themselves as Brits), .


Britain is the island that Wales and Scotland reside on they are British.Actually the reason alot of British do not refer to themselves as such is for other reasons, mainly political, but nevertheless they are British,

Such a silly thing to say,
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Ah, he's a French national living in Scotland, cut him some slack for his immigrant opinion, he's not from these isles, it's not his fault



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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Where does it stop? Once this is achieved, the Scots will be looking for their own independent forum in no time.


I think it's a good idea. I guess our international friends would be interested in events or occurences concerning the U.K.



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 06:48 PM
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Manchester United !!






*ducks from all the rotten tomatoes and runs like hell back into her shadowy corner*



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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I just think it would be nice to have a little place for UK issues to be discussed without the boring cries of 'they took yer guns!' or 'yer healthcare is socialist' or 'y'all bow and scrape to a monarch' being banded about in every other post.
I actually love the international feel to ATS, but there are some serious issues which originate in the UK but get killed in threads by distracting cries of 'socialist slaves!' from the other side of the Atlantic. It would be cool to have interesting debate developed in a specific forum without such silliness so trollishly inserted sometimes.
Even in our bitch slapping UK debates we still manage to stick close to the issues at hand...a dedicated forum would be great in my opinion.



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 08:15 PM
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I am most certainly in favour of a UK-centric forum. Overall, as much as it has been stated to be an 'international' website, it is percentage-wise more aggregated towards US issues than any other country. I just took a look at the recent posts, and most of them are US-centric, and for which I have little interest or concern.

There are plenty of subjects that could be discussed in such a forum, and I doubt it would deter any Irish, Scottish, or Welsh members from using it, afterall it would be their forum, too. I'm sure they would make as equally important contributions as any of that of the English, and I would welcome them.

I was born and bred in England, brought up in England, but my blood, my ancestry, is both Irish and Scottish, I am English by culture and geographical birth only. Yet, as I have become older, I have purposefully shed all identification with any particular nationalistic streak...I consider myself a human being first and foremost and I couldn't care less for nationalistic demarcations and boundaries, I simply don't recognise them.

The best that has come from Britain is a conglomeration of all the national identities that make up Britain, they all contribute to the perceived identity of Britain and British-ness. England and English-ness is just a quarter of the makeup of Britain. Britain is our home, its thousands of years historical legacy belongs to all the people of Britain, and all our ancestors helped to shape and write it.

If I were to pander to a particular identification, it would be to being British, as I am a member of the nations of Britain, and very proud to be so. I am not small-minded enough to see myself as simply English, or Scottish, or Welsh, or Irish, or pander to the internecine squabbles we are all meant to identify through.

I cannot see why we can't have a parliament made up of equal seats from each nation, and that the people elect the representatives for their country. It would be like a microcosm of the European assembly working for the whole of Britain, instead of it being a quartered representation working for each country alone. That is how they keep us divided, and nationalistically schismed. England should not be ruling the roost on Britain, nor should the other countries be seeking to break away, but more, be equally represented in a British Assembly based upon Republican ideology. As people of Britain, we should be drawing closer to each other, not fracturing more. Our thousands of years history ought to have glued us together far stronger.

So yes, I'd more than welcome a UK forum.
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posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 08:20 PM
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From the other closed thread about gun rights , I have researched your gun laws . If you can get a gun at all it has to be a single shot . How can you defend yourself with that . Your government has machine guns . Do take me wrong they are trying the same thing over here . Our government already has drones over us and DHS arming up to put the thumb on us and the UN pushing the AGENDA 21 Communism government on us . We are the last resistance to the NWO and their oppression to follow . I find it hard though for such a formidable bunch of men that conquered the world to be hamstrung wit out any way to keep your government in check.
They are hoping to do the same here .



posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 02:40 AM
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Leave it out eh, this is a thread considering the idea of a UK forum on ATS, your off-topic gun obsession is exactly the reason why I get sick of some of the US dominated discussions.
Can't you guys just let one debate continue without bringing "They took yer guns!" into it?! It's tiring and makes you seem like a dog who won't let go of a bone.



posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 03:08 AM
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I agree, with you. I mean USA and UK are quite tied togeather anyways, so .. besides this its such a seperatist idea.

You would have all the 100000000000 countries on this forum to be fair, to everyone eventually, with this crap idea.

Besides this a UK forum is NEVER going to represent on a conspiracy site what is really happening in the country. Because it will be pure bias opinion . And very often likely - prejudice. So its also likely to spread false representation. As Ive noticed already accurs on ATS anyway.
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posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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Your post is the perfect example of everything that pisses all non-US members off - where on earth is the relevance with this threads topic?

Why do you insist on discussing such a thing here?

There are countless numbers of gun law threads here on ATS yet you choose to do your trolling here - as is the case with many of your countrymen you seem to believe you have some sort of divine right to dictate the agenda.

As much as I'd love to deconstruct the complete and utter bollocks that you posted I will resist that temptation as I have absolutely no intention of derailing this thread - take the arguement somewhere else and I'll gladly engage you.



posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 05:52 AM
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Back in the distant past, when dinosaurs roamed free and fuel cost less than a pound at the pump, we did use to have a UK forum... It was underused back then and was folded.

That said, UK users form the second largest group behind the Yanks these days, much more than way back when, so maybe it would actually take off this time?

I personally would like to see a UK forum brought back to life, just for the reason that otherwise we're just treated as also rans against the Yanks, which seem to get a special forum for everything, from Oil spills to their juvenile politics....



posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 06:17 AM
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Originally posted by grainofsand
I just think it would be nice to have a little place for UK issues to be discussed without the boring cries of 'they took yer guns!' or 'yer healthcare is socialist' or 'y'all bow and scrape to a monarch' being banded about in every other post.
I actually love the international feel to ATS, but there are some serious issues which originate in the UK but get killed in threads by distracting cries of 'socialist slaves!' from the other side of the Atlantic. It would be cool to have interesting debate developed in a specific forum without such silliness so trollishly inserted sometimes.
Even in our bitch slapping UK debates we still manage to stick close to the issues at hand...a dedicated forum would be great in my opinion.


So say the truthers, so say the religious, so say the UFOlogists, ect ect.

Just the way things are done on ats.





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