And where does it say "forced" in my opening post??
Everyone has a choice to participate in any thread they want-- I just thought it might be a nice casual place to chat about things without having to have every single post, adhere to rigid thread guidelines , be precisely on topic and Proven true or false .
This thread doesn't mean that no one can start other threads, but rather to be an ongoing commentary on the political and social topics in. general or an aside to any of the other threads .
I'm well aware of the 2 members who you feel are gnats, buzzing around your threads, so maybe they'd like to participate here instead, along with anyone else who would like to join in?[/quote]
I would consider words like 'one stop' and statements such as a place to keep most of it and future topics, all in one place as opposed to starting a new thread for every single individual topic, to avoid turning the speakeasy forum into a primarily political forum which it seems to be of late pretty much on the mandatory side of things.
Only ONE member here has roughly 13 or so active political threads on this board that she repeatedly starts ( or bumps ) up in the speakeasy. ONE. But instead of limiting threads ( which would solve it all ) and addressing volatile, off topic posts ( such as those Johnny pointed out to you in the thread you locked ), you start this thread so the ONE or TWO members in question don't feel cancelled out.
Happy to know it's not forced, because I have no desire to attempt a discussion with volatile individuals who cannot control their temper.