Pioneer1 Posted August 14, 2022 Report Share Posted August 14, 2022 I remember years ago when I first started posting on message boards there was this one British site I used to post on which was for the most part a typical message board where people posted their random thoughts, music, events, and ofcourse petty gripes and beefs back and forth. However it had a VERY WIDE range of individuals from all backgrounds of society who used to post on it from attorneys to revolutionaries to college students to rappers. The professional and academic people would often get tired of interacting with the general public of the forum and would go off to a secret spot where only they knew about and would "invite" who they wanted to participate. This relatively secret spot wasn't like the general forum. It was far more structured.....SELF structured and disciplined where members were meticulous about how they presented information and posted in proper grammar with links to everything. Although I'd post in it from time to time I was more of a lurker but I was impressed by the professional almost "expert" like atmosphere of that section of the site. It was almost like every post or thread was a college thesis. Some guys would get in debates that would go on for WEEKS. They'd take a break....post on other topics...and go right back at it with paragraphs of information in each post supporting their arguments and this would go for PAGES and PAGES. Perhaps @Troy you could consider establishing a forum kind of like that here. A forum strictly for "Intelligent discussion or debate". The rules of posting would be much more strict not allowing too much cussing/vulgarity or personal insults. Demanding links to certain assertions. Ofcourse you can't really FORCE people to obey all of the rules like that and being banned would pretty much be the only recourse but it would operate on an "ethics" value system where a poster's integrity would be called into question for posting false material or making ridiculous claims. I'm not sure how much participation it would get but it seems kinda classy to me. It may even attract more intellectual types who don't care too much for the emotionalism and petty beefs of many open forums and social media. I'm not sure if I articulated my idea clearly enough but perhaps some of you get the gist of my idea. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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