November 20th, 2003, 08:24 PM
I have noticed that the forum entitled Cosmos is dominated essentially by US opinion and politics. This is unfair for non-US citizens who want to debate issues that are non political. I would find it hard to post in there without having a label attached by these people.
A politics forum would be nice for these people as they are interested in politics obviously, plus I would argue for my own politics in there as I feel I couldnt in Cosmos due to their status and antipoints.
November 20th, 2003, 08:49 PM
hmmm... maybe why political discussions have been dominating the forum is because of a certain user clintonsucks said a lot of unfair things. A politics forum would be great, but it still can fit under General Chat or Cosmos in my opinion.
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November 20th, 2003, 09:55 PM
I kind of agree that maybe Cosmos has become a little too politicised. I dont really post in Cosmos anymore for this reason, so maybe its a good idea or maybe some kind of compromise could be introduced Im not sure.
November 21st, 2003, 06:31 AM
In the cosmos forum though, there is suppose to be a "truce" for antipoints. Since people are expressing there opions, you should not be negged. I find that this has been followed pretty good in that forum. If you were negged I would give you AP's to counter the neg as I believe that AP's should not be assigned in that forum.
yes cosmos might be dominated by U.S people, but consier it a way to practice your debateing .lol
November 21st, 2003, 03:54 PM
Mmm, that could be a good idea, however you should remember that this is still a security community so there shouldn't be too much non-computer related forums I think...
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November 21st, 2003, 05:42 PM
Actually thats a good point el-half, perhaps a Politics forum would be going too far in terms of expanding AntiOnline forums, we do after all have so many!
November 26th, 2003, 12:30 PM
Cosmos does seem to have become more and more US-dominated and pro-war/america. It's to be expected to a large degree because a lot of people on AO are from the states, but it does get annoying for us Brits sometimes.
As for a politics forum, it does seem to be taking AO a bit off-track, it really is supposed to be a security-related site (general chat is okay because that's on most forums, but I think Cosmos is about as far as we should go down the APs route).