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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
I have always been against this idea. I liked the international mix of ATS, but its getting to a stage where American topics dominate the Recent Posts page. Nearly every topic is related to the Boston bombing. Last month it was Sandy Hook, then the cinema shooting, before that we get your election fever,then again in the mid terms.
These topics then spawn their own separate threads on gun control, or gay marriage or abortion.
The rest of the world doesn't really share the same passion for these subjects and should we be so bold as to chuck in our 2pence worth, we are told to keep out of their politics.
I think the time has come for a UK and Europe forum, where we can engage in our own debates on issues a little closer to home.
When you feel you can't really contribute to 80% of the topics on the Recent Posts page, the site loses its interest.
edit on 23-4-2013 by woodwardjnr because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by JDmOKI
reply to post by intrepid
I think its a good idea but Europeans piss and moan and spew their rhetoric just as much as American members....lets be honest. its an endless cycle and only the tough skinned survive
Originally posted by 0bserver1
I don't think it's a good Idea,and I'm in line with first posters, together we will be strong separate it and you're gonna divide things, The Boston bombings in particular , is not some regular thread , Its really heavy stuff , I do mostly follow such threads with interest from a distance because I'm not that political minded and not a good detective..
Also we have to keep in mind that the US has over 300 million citizens and I don't know how many members of the US are member here but I can understand that they are in majority here , so many will react on large event's in their country.
And I find myself a guest here on this US forum , and I'm glad that sometimes I can write something what I think its interesting in IMHO , and sometimes other members share my interest,and visa versa..
But I do can understand what you mean by it..peace
Originally posted by Izak4K
I wanted to create this thread a long time ago, but there is not enough credible information to post.
Everything you need to know is already here.