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  1. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    After consideration over the last few days, I am closing the War Zone. No political threads will be allowed on the lounj. That doesn't mean "post them in the private forum and hope they don't get contentious." It means NO political threads will be allowed any longer.

    During this same time period I've seriously considered shutting down the forum entirely. There isn't much diversity of discussion. A lot of traffic comes from a few running threads. If the political discussions being banned kills the forum, so be it.
     
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  2. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Ok. Things change. Time marches on.
    Thanks. Thank you for all that you’ve done over the years.
     
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  3. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Good decision. Things were getting a bit heated no doubt.
     
  4. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Sounds like precisely why I never joined it. I prefer to like the people on the forum.
     
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  5. Denton

    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    It's not like anyone changed anybody else's mind in the war zone.
     
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    claud Well-Known Member Donor

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    Gee!! Warzone???? Where is that?????
     
  7. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Just wondering did I miss something, it seemed pretty tame lately?

    Never the lessnot a problem with it disappearing.
     
  8. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor

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    Not a problem. If I feel the need to vent politically there are a lot of there sites I can do it on.
     
  9. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Well-Known Member

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    I thought that was what Facebook was for? No issue here...hope the site sticks around though.
     
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  10. Phil Rose

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    I never joined the War Zone for precisely that reason. I do hope the forum survives because I enjoy checking in periodically to see what’s happening.
     
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  11. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    So CJ, now that the War Zone has been turned off for a while, have you noticed any significant forum usage changes?
     
  12. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    I didn't notice the missing war zone. Did testafae also go missing?
     
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  13. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Maybe the group of active members could be served with another format and less effort from CJ. Something like a private facebook group that isn't facebook? Does something like that exist?

    I think I am basically saying if you think it is time to kill the forum, than kill the forum, I think everyone would understand. If it is possible to still keep in touch with the group I would be interested in doing that.
     
  14. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I think as long as people refrain from using the Lounj to vent their political frustrations, especially at each other, we are fine here. I would not like to see it go away.
     
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  15. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Number of posts is naturally down. The War Zone was pretty much the second most active subforum (possibly surprising to those of you who didn't have access). Given that the fire went out with shutting down the war zone I don't have any immediate plans to shutter the site. testafea went away. Its 2018... if you need help finding that kind of content, PM me.
     
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  16. Denton

    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    CJ made reasonable choices.
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yes, good choices. Now let's ramp up some positive comments!
     
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  18. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    indeed.
     
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    pillatier Well-Known Member

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    War zone or not I stop by at least twice day. I think the current political climate made the war zone the hot zone. The zone allowed us to share current events and issues that others might have missed. I had no problems per se with the war zone as long as the firing was on issues and not at person specially with name calling. Having said that I was must admit my guilt at firing sarcasm at one member who was eventually banned.
     

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