I was aware, one year ago( as I wrote then), that this New forum for a while would be like the wild west, a cowpunching pioneering experience( androids, outlaws and all), yet I believe that it may be time to settle the “land”, and move on from the dime novels.
Thusly, it would seem that this( discussion-) Forum is constantly being overrun by “new” Threads( “Topics”), of which many could easily be consolidated. For example, a thread on Israeli news, a thread on Martin Armstrong, a thread on American trade agreements, a thread on CAF( Catherine Austin-Fitts) interviews, &c. Not doing so only tends to make of the Forum more difficult to have an overview. This, to a newcomer, or one unused to such fora, would be regarded as Spam, and very offputting, not to mention hard with which to keep up( as Dr. Farrell @vardas3 has indeed noted).
And also, the practice of posting of merely a link, such as a video, without any accompanying text as to why this potentially dangerous link needs to be clicked on, and in what context( thread) it is posted, is concerning. There are very many new threads( “topics”) being posted which have generated no discussion at all, far too many.
If one does not have a point one is willing to make, and prepared for said( view-) point to be discussed, then perhaps one should be a tad reticent to throwing spagheroni against the wall( Forum) solely to see if one can get a reaction( “dopamine hit” in modern parlance, although the dopamine theory pertaining to this has been disproven).
There is also the fact that this, after all, is the GizaDeathStar Forum, and it might behoove one to at least consider whether what one posts even belongs here. There are other topic-specific fora, and also dissocial media.
Surely the very idea of a thread is to have a conversation, a communication; that’s how we learn, by playing amongst ourselves, not from watching a random vid.
The quoting of extremely long articles in full, rather than including a link in one’s post[ : to be understood as a personal formulation of language in one’s own words, preferably not coarse, and definetely not rude], does perhaps not add to the potential richness of understanding and common ground.
And, as @Margaret-W has pointed out a few times, this is not Twitter. Nor is it Meta. Rules are there to enhance the user experience, and of course one can bend the rules when one has “mastered” them.
Finally, perhaps one could endeavour to employ language to the fullest extent of its capability, and composition; Who knows? – this Forum might end up being a pleasant, perhaps even delightful, place to Be.
The intention to make, or even force, this glôbe to be a better place will most likely backfire; and who’s to say what exactly “better” is?? One could rightfully argue that, as a Settler of this wild wild west Forum, it is mete now to plant and grow gardens. This world of Ours could certainly use more Beauty, and that, at least, we know what is.
Maybe, just maybe, we all should make an effort in these regards?
Just a thought, on a rainy day, dreaming of the walrus and the Carpenter…