Further to this topic:
I have decided that it may be better if we call a halt to the topics about America and the War in general.
There is more background info in that topic but the key points are:
- All these topics are distracting from the main purpose of the board. It is supposed to be about "JWs" and allow people with a common post to get together, get support, share information and so on. It isn't intended as a politcal forum.
- I know people make friends and post what interests them and I've prpvided forums for this but the war stuff has really taken over to an excessive degree. Reading some of the things posted has made me angry and I suspect others too.
- While there are forums like "current affairs" I think the focus should be how things relate to JWs. For instance, how will the war affect the WTS's interpretation and slant on things? Will it make people doubt all they've been told about what's "coming soon" and so on.
- People have proved that not everyone is capable of discussing rationally and civily and I think enough friendships have been broken or fractured over all this which again, is not what I want to see.
I don't expect to have an outright ban and big news can of course still get a mention but I think we can all cut-down on the number of posts made on this subject and just agree to disagree for now otherwise I can see it going on forever (probably longer than the war itself knowing us).
I know some people will not like this and have enjoyed the topics and maybe the strong debate but I hope you will cooperate in trying to tone things down. I won't lock the threads and do not intend to delete new ones as I'm sure a polite request will work.
I'd still of course be interested to hear your thoughts on this decision ... few decisions are ever really "final" so if you think I'm being mad, please let me know.