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Separating the Forums...

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    ...sure has killed off all the topics except religion and politics.

    Just my opinion.

    Of course, it has spared Hubbers several new paradigmsearch threads. big_smile

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed that, too.  Nothing but religion, politics, and the other half.  The rest is but a fond memory (which I question - was anything else [i]ever]/i] here?).

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I tried posting a couple items after the split. They were either never seen or totally ignored. Gave up. I'm now posting most of my discovered, interesting/whimsical news items on my blog instead. In reality, it's the smarter thing for me to do anyway. Ad revenue is ad revenue...

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't mind it at all smile

    3. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      well don't blame me.  most of the forum posts i've been opening involve the entertainment sections, so it ain't my fault those forums aren't popular enough for people to get invested in rather than say anything about politics and religion.

      in fact, i think the most popular one that i had posted involved me asking people what they thought about having more openly gay characters in animated movies.  lol

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    I like the new format.

  3. tirelesstraveler profile image87
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    What did I miss?

  4. Gcrhoads64 profile image96
    Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago

    I like the new format, too. It keeps temptation out of my way.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image87
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I like it too.  Much easier to find the topics.

  5. To Start Again profile image85
    To Start Againposted 3 years ago

    I liked the old format better. But change and I don't usually get a long too well so maybe I just need to warm up to the new look...

  6. aguasilver profile image86
    aguasilverposted 3 years ago

    What new format.... guess I missed that change when I was ignoring the forums due to complete boredom concerning the lack of folk allowed to participate anyway....

  7. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 3 years ago

    I thought they had gotten rid of the political and religious forums but then again I don't check this site very much anymore.....

  8. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago

    I didn't even notice it!

    Very happy that it has split, but perhaps the link to the Topical section should be more prominent?

  9. moonlake profile image86
    moonlakeposted 3 years ago

    Your right I am so glad they did this.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Threads that I normally would have started in the pre-split forums, I have been turning into posts on my website instead. The result? If that website were a hub, it would be my #1 hub in traffic today. So, I'm totally fine with the split. And thank you. big_smile

  11. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    It's so peacefully in here now.  Sometimes I click over to the dark side, read a few thread titles, and back away slowly....

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      They should rename it that! lol

  12. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 3 years ago

    I think it was a great decision to 'lose' the religion and politics to the 'other place', but think it was not such a great idea to make it all the 'topical' forums, as certain subjects e.g. pets, gardening etc will therefore also end up there, and they are actually calm, interesting subjects to read about. Lose the controversial stuff by all means, but not everything that falls under one topic.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The trouble is, people would then complain that religion and politics were being discriminated against.

      As it stands, the split is logical and no one can really complain - people can visit the HubPages section for help with the business of writing on HubPages, and if they want to chat socially, they go to the topical section.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I know where you are coming from on this Marisa, but I am sure there would be a way round being accused of discriminating against them, maybe by simply naming the other forum area something descriptive like 'Hot Debates' or 'Controversial Stuff'. These are just random ideas off the top of my head, there could be better suggestions made I am sure. If HP worked as a democracy then I am certain the vast majority of votes would have been to remove religion and politics to a separate area, but leave the standard topical stuff where it was originally. I too never go to the other forum area now, so miss out on any pet or gardening threads that I might have enjoyed participating in. It has also become somewhat pointless to make comments in those topic sections now as it seems likely that many people are just like myself and not bothering to go to that forum. No point in asking questions or making comments if few people are going to see them.

    2. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I wish the other topics would have stayed separated from the Religion/Politics side of the forums. I just check this one forum side and not interested in the other forum now, so I just miss the threads in the topical section. There used to be some good threads in Topics outside of the two controversial sections.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        imho, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY, DEAD BANG RIGHT!

        The original request, that we all wanted, is exactly what you stated.

        I miss all the other topics, too.

        Plus, everyone now misses out on my various odd/interesting/whimsical news threads. big_smile

        1. livewithrichard profile image85
          livewithrichardposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          smile   There is a big green button to follow specific threads, why can't there be a button to follow specific Topics?  If there is one, I haven't noticed it yet.  I get email alerts when someone posts to a thread I follow, I would rather be able to follow Topics I am interested in.

  13. CMHypno profile image91
    CMHypnoposted 3 years ago

    You know I never even noticed.  I just thought people had lost interest in religion and politics and had started being nice to each other lol!  Wondered why the forum was so quiet.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Well, folks. So far today, HP has been spared two more new threads by paradigmsearch. Both went to one of my websites, instead. One had to do with I-Like-Canada. The other had to do with cats versus lizards. The cat started it; the cat lost. big_smile

 
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