Firstly, I want to be crystal clear how grateful I am for JWN. It's been my place of support for over seventeen years and it's the first online space I direct anyone to if they are taking steps out of the cult.
I am not bashing JWN - I love this place and appreciate the hard work and expense Simon puts in to keep it going.
That being said, things seem to have have taken a turn around here. The first page of active topics is often dominated by political posts, Trump debates or arguments about immigration or Islamic extremism.
Conversations worth having for sure and I'm glad there are sub-forums here to cater for it all but is all this what lurking JW's need? I fear we're becoming a rather insular group of mostly white, middle aged men and are in danger of losing touch with the current wave of young PIMO Jw's.
Forgive me for saying it but they seem a more compassionate and tolerant bunch than us right now.
This isn't aimed at any individual and there is still tons of great content being posted here (Cofty's evolution topics spring instantly to mind). I'm not calling for any 'action' to be taken or changes to be made, that's not my place anyway.
Just don't want us to lose our way or lose focus on the JW's who may visit here.