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Offline MH

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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2017, 06:04:01 am »
I am scratching my head at the state of affairs. 

For my part, I am trying to get one club to face its failings.

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« Reply #136 on: December 11, 2017, 06:26:12 am »
You two have to admit that I called it.
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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #137 on: December 11, 2017, 06:36:44 am »
Called what, exactly ?

I am reluctant to make calls as in actual predictions.  Even on election night 2016 I told my companions that I wasn't sure Clinton would win.

I have expressed, however, that at some point one has to pick one principle/value over another and in the case of running a forum like MLW, it came down to 'free speech' vs 'quality speech'.   People should be free to enter, and express themselves within limits.  At some point, though, you have to show some people the door.

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« Reply #138 on: December 11, 2017, 06:50:08 am »
"Free speech" doesn't mean consequence free. That's the issue. Free speech is a principle for good government, meaning the government should not be allowed to punish people for criticizing them. It doesn't mean that you get to spread fear and promote hatred without consequences.

But hey, they'll either figure that out or they won't. I don't care anymore, since, y'know, I'm banned for making it a point to show that we don't control our own content over there.
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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #139 on: December 11, 2017, 07:13:41 am »
I will follow good conversations wherever they are.

Eventually they will grow, and spill over into "the" public sphere, I am convinced.  Today, people still talk about politics as though social media doesn't exist.

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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #140 on: December 21, 2017, 06:22:32 pm »
FIND NEW MEMBERSHIP.

Find people who are interesting.  Invite them here.  Simple.

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« Reply #141 on: December 22, 2017, 11:58:21 am »
FIND NEW MEMBERSHIP.

Find people who are interesting.  Invite them here.  Simple.
Who did you invite?
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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #142 on: December 22, 2017, 05:08:50 pm »
I asked Kimmy to invite some.  But I invite people also.

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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #143 on: January 05, 2018, 05:37:13 pm »
Well, big milestone for this forum I think: 

- I tried googling "Canadian politics message board" and this site now shows up on the 1st page of google results. 
- I then tried googling "Canadian politics forum" and we're also on the 1st page of results.  Changing it slightly to googling "Canadian politics forum" gets this site on the 2nd page of results.
- "Canada politics forum" and "Canada political forum" gets this site on the 1st page of results.
- "Canada politics message board" and Canada political message board" gets us on the 2nd page of results.

So we're actually at the point where we could possibly get new membership that's not from "the old site", but there's still several Canadian political message boards that come before us in the google results so it may not be many if they come at all.
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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #144 on: January 05, 2018, 07:35:16 pm »
Not to be critical but is theming something we could put in easily ?  The site looks like middle school toilet paper.

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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #145 on: January 05, 2018, 07:44:33 pm »
There are other themes.  This is the most neutral.  Iíll demo some others for you over the next few days.

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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #146 on: January 05, 2018, 07:50:13 pm »
Holy shit, be careful what you wish for !  It's like The Shining in here now !  :D

I still like it better btw.
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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #147 on: January 05, 2018, 07:58:20 pm »
REDRUM
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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #148 on: January 05, 2018, 08:24:10 pm »
I feel cheerier already. 
It was all so different before everything changed.

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Re: Find New Membership
« Reply #149 on: January 05, 2018, 08:35:08 pm »
Angry red - not a good look for a forum where discussions can get heated.
Perhaps a royal blue?