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Renaming the Politics board

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in Help Desk
I've never posted here beore, so hang on.

I dont even know if this is the right place to post this.

Can i suggest that the politics board is renamed to 'Current Affairs' or something like that. I think its grown out that name and it deals with other things that politics.

Just a suggestion.
Post edited by JustV on

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would have said that 'Politics' is a wider term than 'Current Affairs'. I think politics includes current affairs, and also other issues that are not necessarily current. (MHO)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How about "Socio-Political Affairs?"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Lanni:
    <STRONG>How about "Socio-Political Affairs?"</STRONG>
    Sounds a but poncey to me <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Lanni:
    <STRONG>How about "Socio-Political Affairs?"</STRONG>

    Sounds like the easy course at Uni <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    I think Current Affairs is a good one because it's not all politics... and I have a feeling that some people are put off by the name....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by MoK:
    <STRONG>I think Current Affairs is a good one because it's not all politics... and I have a feeling that some people are put off by the name....</STRONG>
    I think people are put off by the standard of debate, not the name of the forum!

    I'm happy with Current Affairs, but I think Politics leaves scope for different stuff, whereas Current Affairs relies on the papers, which as we are seeing at the moment, is full of worthless rubbish not worthy of debate.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *is put off by many of the inhabitants*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How about, "News," or "In the News," or "Newsworthy?"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think the name politics is fine! But it would be nice to have some more interesting stuff going on in there!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How about the 'crazy americans talk about guns' forum? <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *is put off by many of the inhabitants*
    hahahahahahahaha

    just because your too scared to air your views <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Politics will do I think....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    how about 'attacking each other' board ?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I must admit it does get quite hairy in there at times!
    If you don't know your stuff and you post something, you get absolutely slaughtered as I often do. But I'm not put off by it.
    I'm 15 nearly 16, but I go in with all guns blazing and tell all of those gits what I think. Its a good outlet for the views you can't discuss with mates.
    But as i've said before, its not only politics, so the name could be changed.

    P.S. Its only a minority that go on about guns!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Gandalf:
    <STRONG>all of those gits</STRONG>
    *adds 'Gandalf' to blacklist* <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kentish:
    <STRONG>
    *adds 'Gandalf' to blacklist* <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    **finds a gun to shoot Gandalf with* <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    **finds a gun to shoot Gandalf with*
    *sticks picture of Gandalf to dartboard and takes aim....* <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cheers!
    Love you too guys!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't worry Gandalf, it's more fun on the boards when people hate each other so don't go <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> I don't hate you though!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Thefairmelissa:
    <STRONG>Ahem. Perhaps that's enough shooting for one thread, thank you.
    </STRONG>
    B..b..bu..but he called us 'gits' <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    *sulks* <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    <STRONG>How about calling the board News, Views and Blues?</STRONG>
    Great!
    *reads it again*
    What's the 'Blues' part all about, apart from being a nice rhyme?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Let's call the politics forum "USA A-OK" or "Guns and Troops".

    Perhaps the background could change to a star spangled banner?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think you lot that don't post on politics seem to have a rather negative view of it but look at the topics.....

    How many are about guns?

    How many Americans post there?

    The answer to both is not many and if you really care then you are as entitiled as anyone else to start up topics aren't you!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Toadborg:
    <STRONG>How many are about guns?
    How many Americans post there?

    The answer to both is not many</STRONG>

    <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> *rolls on the floor laughing hysterically* <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Squinty:
    <STRONG>

    <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> *rolls on the floor laughing hysterically* <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    lol, *seems to remember EVERY post, even ones involving the NHS of all things ending up in a debate about the USA or Guns*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oi! Don't be mean!

    No really, it isn't that bad, in the 'Gay marriages' thread Devilman doesn't mention guns once! <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Even my Hunting thread had a hint of guns in it!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well that was a fairly obvious lead-in for discussions on violence, guns etc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know, how about "Politics and current affairs"?
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