This survey was fairly hard for me, as I often fell between two answers or didnt agree with any of them. So SO, here is my contribution to the
1. How do you feel about the current volume of political discussion on the ATS board?
Volume is too high. I know this will die down after the election dies down, but there are a BUNCH of "this is why i dont like bush"(written as
"bush is a *****, how could you vote for him?), and "this is why i like bush"(written as "hahaha, your just mad cause he won.") Any way to be
stricter on this?
All of that must be reduced to: It bothers me, but there is the occasional good thread.
2. Please describe, honestly, your political leanings for us.
Alright, cant complain at ALL about this one. Not sharing the answer here though, its none your your business
3. If you discuss politics, what is your preferred style?
NO FLAMES. You can disagree with me all you like,and get as animated as you like, but the second someone i am debating says "YOUR WRONG" or
"(blank) SUCKS", i loose all interest in the debate. Its no fun to be told you are wrong, especially if that person cant come up with any evidence
except that they dont like your view.
So i have to cast my vote for : "I like calm discussion with occasional heat" even though i dont mind heat, only the flames that can come as
4. What would you like to see for the future of political discussion on ATS?
I'd like to have two forums: one for everyday political events, and the other for world-affecting changes. For example, a Politics forum and a US
Election forum. When the election dies down, remove that forum. then when a bomb goes off in Madrid and kills the queen of england, that becomes the
forum to go where the election forum was before.
That must be reduced to: UHHH... there isnt a good one, so i stuck with "one forum for politics"