Let's get this polititard party started!



  • Toby, I would suggest just letting it sit for now, and see where it goes. Sometimes a comment will spur a deeper discussion, and sometimes they end quickly. Having too many threads (many with minimal content), just muddies the 'dashboard' of topics. (IMO)



  • @apogee

    Agree on the too many threads. Devil's Advocate: Having a conversation about age of reason, etc. scattered about a "Politard Party" thread is less than descriptive. Both can result in lost needles in the haystack. So once again, one man's meat, another's poison. Balance is an elusive quest.

    I realize old habits die hard. However, we also must adjust and adapt when those habits no achieve desired goals. For example, these boards allow focusing on quality over quantity. Folks into the "post whore" game can filter by "Recent" while those more interested in quality can filter on "Popular". Just into "the new" then filter on "Unread". The user experience designers really did go the extra mile here. Unfortunately... many have yet to discover it. Give them time. 😎

    P.S.; "Post whoring" is to be discouraged here. Should also be unnecessary since we have more modern boards that do not need to be gamed in such manner just to make your stuff visible. ✌



  • So many delightful new phrases.

    "Post whoring."

    I've got some idea what it means. What's the real definition?

    (P.S. trying to interact a bit with posts like these in order to gain some familiarity with the layout of the site and of threads and posts.)



  • @mtnyoung said in Let's get this polititard party started!:

    So many delightful new phrases.

    "Post whoring."

    I've got some idea what it means. What's the real definition?

    (P.S. trying to interact a bit with posts like these in order to gain some familiarity with the layout of the site and of threads and posts.)

    Uh.... at the risk of bad mouthing other sites, I'd rather not. But I don't think you'll have to ponder it too long. Incessant, zero value"bumping" is one of the primary symptoms.



  • @toby all fair enough, re: higher quality signal to noise...



  • This forum has nothing.

    It's empty, full of words only with no substance, no real life.

    Just full of old dead people from an old defunct dead forum



  • @SmoknDuck

    Objective analysis of increasingly complex issues requires near heroic effort. Maybe a huge part of why we have abdicated such in favor of "identity politics". Choosing a group we identify with and then being told what to think takes a lot less mental bandwidth. Further exacerbated by the fact that the US worker puts in more hours per week than any other country except Japan - ya' know, the one that also has the highest heart attack and suicide rates. All part of the conspiracy of the power elite to keep us distracted from coming after their sacred cows. A tough nut to crack when you are focused on survival on a Maslow level.

    Be all that as it may, I kind of see this thread as a "welcome back politards" meet and greet space. Maybe check out some of the other threads in this category, such as Gerrymandering and 2019 Presidential Me Too!!, the latter of which I forked off from here so as to provide a more descriptive container focusing on those particular issues.

    I also welcome you to start your own thread. Got issues? Got some analysis? Lay it on us. Appreciate your $0.02. 😎



  • Hey! The ultimate Stooopid American is here!

    Welcome, Duck Smoker!



  • @apogee

    I am not too sure

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  • Kind nice to see a political thread fizzle out on a climbers site, a sign of priorities?


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