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Discussion in 'World News, Current Events & Politics' started by Costello, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. ThoD

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    If a blog starts a bad idea, allowing only people who agree to it gather is how cults and conflict squads start...


    Yup, now we don't need to watch TV to lose faith in humanity, temp has it too!\:P/
     
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  2. Subtle Demise

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    I was waiting for this section to show up, instead of relying on making a blog post and hoping it doesn't get deleted or have the comments locked. It's nice to be able to create a somewhat controversial thread and see how many people agree with you and what the differing opinions are like.

    Thanks @Costello for adding a forum section where adults should be able to talk about some of the more important things in life.
     
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  3. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

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    Is a little world globe icon next to this post now. Lol, is cool. :lol:
     
  4. Xexyz

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    Does this ever happen? Ever?
     
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  5. brickmii82

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    I like this. Do you think a post count requirement would help weed out trolls?
     
  6. SG854

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    This is why people come to temp. It's because its not just games. You diversify and you have other reasons to come here.

    You mean a number of posts required before you can post in a world news forum?
     
  7. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Can't I just look outside the window? ;)
     
  8. Localhorst86

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    Unless we are the ones starting it... Always act first as to not be suprised by the enemy.
    Imagine the worldwide confusion when the first reports of an internet forum invading Liechtenstein are surfacing...
     
  9. brickmii82

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    Hmmm.... that does sound kinda bad doesn’t it lol. Maybe the opposite like the EOF? I’m just trying to figure out how we can keep our new shiny toy... shiny?!?
     
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  10. SG854

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    I don't know what you mean by opposite like EOF.
    Staff already moderates and removes useless posts that are off topic.

    The problem is some people don't know how to handle debate. They see an opposing thought and immediately think its shit talking.
    I had people tell me before to not fight. But none of the stuff I said was anger or an attack. Lots of non verbal gets lost on the internet.
    Tone of voice is gone. Something that is very level headed and calm sounding if I say it in person, will come off as anger on the Internet.
     
  11. brickmii82

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    Posts don’t go toward post count in the EOF. I get what you’re saying though.
     
  12. AsPika2219

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    Nice! New subforum for real world news! Doesn't better was war news, weather news, sports news, science news etc...
     
  13. gamesquest1

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    guess I will see how this goes, but honestly I don't like how much the world is self filtering, sometimes people can have a harsh opinion on stuff, that's good, not everyone should be the same, and I like that people exist who just straight up shit talk.....I might not like it at the time when it happens to me, but in the long run I come to see its value even if I still disagree in the long run, tone and manner allow people to gauge how important stuff is to people, when everything is just a civil debate the real argument can be lost in the mild tone of it all
     
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  14. Cyan

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    Oh, a new subforum !

    It's not like we created a new section for users to start talking about world events.
    It was already present in offtopic section, and it just now has been categorized.

    it's not because there's a section that users will act differently than when it was posted in offtopic. Nothing prevented users to talk about it either.
    threads already exist, they already have legit and civilized (or less civilized) comments in them. nothing different, really.


    Personally, I rarely watch TV and don't browse other websites. I often learn worlds even from GBATemp. I find it nice that users are interesting in talking about many different subject, not only video games.
     
  15. 330

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    Were the threads moved manually? I've seen some great threads all the way back to 2006 (which I didn't reply to not necrobump, but some were very nice). That's a lot of effort! Kudos to whoever did it :)

    But if it was done automatically, well, it's still nice to have a new section on where to discuss more serious stuff!
     
  16. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    yes, it's done manually. (I didn't, I just discovered it today)
    if not there yet, you can report the one you find, we will move them.
    there are so many, we might miss them when browsing the offtopic section page per page :P
     
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  17. supergamer368

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    Get this section an icon, it doesn’t look right with all the other recent content having icons for their sections and then this is blank.
     
  18. DinohScene

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    I do share the same thing with you.

    I don't watch television, don't read newspapers and don't visit newssites.
    I as well learn of world events here on GBAtemp.
     
  19. CallmeBerto

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    I like the idea. I mean it's going to turn into a shit show once the odd-balls come through but I can appreciate the thought.
     
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  20. Costello
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    there is an icon my friend, but you need a cache refresh to see it
     
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