- Jan 6, 2004
TAZ is an admin forum - want to talk politics, go to a political forumWelcome to the world... which is obviously not much pleasant environment for everyone...?
TAZ members are not oblivious of what's going on in the world - why attempt to keep TAZ as an oblivious bubble of pleasantry? I think such a mindset has been to the detriment of TAZ. I mean - we're all grown folks ... Some conversation that desperately needs to be had amongst well-spoken folks on either side of any political spectrum should not be hidden from the world. I say ==> Pull the veil back away from your face. This way we can know each other and *hopefully* in a productive way talk about our various idiosyncrasies; laugh and cry and yell and scream about it in an effort to move beyond.
I know TAZ has tried the Hot Seat ... It got heated. That's what hot seats do. But when you open up a blog section, shutting down certain conversations - inevitably there will be crickets like there are now: no use. Soulwatcher (I think) said that blogs are unnecessary for a forum/website administration forum like TAZ. I tend to agree. But if we're going to implement a blog section - then let's use it what for what actual blogs are to be used for.