PRSI should be outside of the Community Forum

yaxomoxay

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I think that PRSI should be outside of the Community Discussion forum.
Right now it's a subforum, which means that often the last message displayed on the forums homepage is some "Trump did X" or "Pelosi did X" etc. (See below).
I don't think that mixing an arguably charged forum with a very "peace of mind" forum such as Community Discussion - full of "What book are you reading?" or "Espresso Enthusiasts style posts - is a good idea. This is more true since the requirements to write in PRSI and the moderation tolerance/rules are different than the rest of the forums.


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chscag

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Just ignore PRSI in its entirety. That's what I do and then I don't have to see any of the posts you mentioned above. Doesn't really matter where the forum administrators put PRSI, if you don't ignore it, then you'll have to live with it.
 

yaxomoxay

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Just ignore PRSI in its entirety. That's what I do and then I don't have to see any of the posts you mentioned above. Doesn't really matter where the forum administrators put PRSI, if you don't ignore it, then you'll have to live with it.
I don't ignore it because I am somewhat one of the usual suspects on that forum (a bit less lately). I am not saying that *I* don't want PRSI, I am saying that 1) it doesn't look good 2) it doesn't really make sense 3) it lives under different moderation rules.
 

Scepticalscribe

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I think that PRSI should be outside of the Community Discussion forum.
Right now it's a subforum, which means that often the last message displayed on the forums homepage is some "Trump did X" or "Pelosi did X" etc. (See below).
I don't think that mixing an arguably charged forum with a very "peace of mind" forum such as Community Discussion - full of "What book are you reading?" or "Espresso Enthusiasts style posts - is a good idea. This is more true since the requirements to write in PRSI and the moderation tolerance/rules are different than the rest of the forums.


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I don't ignore it because I am somewhat one of the usual suspects on that forum (a bit less lately). I am not saying that *I* don't want PRSI, I am saying that 1) it doesn't look good 2) it doesn't really make sense 3) it lives under different moderation rules.
Actually, I am in complete agreement with you - @yaxomoxay - on this, and would like to add my voice to your suggestion, one that had actually (mea culpa) also occurred to me, but I found a million reasons not to write the post or start the thread that you have done.

For that matter, I write also as someone who has worked as a political analyst and political adviser (for a number of international and supranational bodies), and also as someone who has taught (and studied) politics (and history) at university.

In other words, I like politics, am fascinated - personally and professionally - by politics, and yet, I agree completely with @yaxomoxay and would like (if at all possible) some element of marked or clear or distinct separation - when browsing - between the regular Community Discussion section of the forum and the PRSI section - both of which I frequent but not equally, as they are very different.
 
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Northern Man

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I moved it out.
Good move!
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I think that PRSI should be outside of the Community Discussion forum.
Right now it's a subforum, which means that often the last message displayed on the forums homepage is some "Trump did X" or "Pelosi did X" etc. (See below).
I don't think that mixing an arguably charged forum with a very "peace of mind" forum such as Community Discussion - full of "What book are you reading?" or "Espresso Enthusiasts style posts - is a good idea. This is more true since the requirements to write in PRSI and the moderation tolerance/rules are different than the rest of the forums.


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Excellent suggestion.
 

JayMysterio

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I missed the old days when it was at the bottom or near bottom of forums to enter. I'd like it to be so far, beneath even archives. 🤣 That way when someone inevitably carries on about the forum, I can still give the 🙄look when they claim they entered PRSI ( several times usually ) accidentally. Or they are tired that every time they enter it's some kind of dumpster fire, but don't answer how they found their into a forum all the way at the bottom of the page made intentionally a pain for you to find.
 

raqball

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Good choice on moving it out... I asked for and received voluntary removal of my PRSI access but still could see the posts that occurred there even though I have no interest in them...

I was wondering why they no longer showed up out of the blue and I guess this is why..

Kudos and thanks for moving it out! :)
 
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