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Mirza
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3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.
Garbanza
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3/24/2015 5:23:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.

Yes, it would be good if there were more Europeans. Do you have any ideas about how to encourage them? Maybe more discussions about berets or cheese or something.
Mirza
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3/24/2015 1:37:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 5:23:09 AM, Garbanza wrote:
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.

Yes, it would be good if there were more Europeans. Do you have any ideas about how to encourage them? Maybe more discussions about berets or cheese or something.
Not much can be done any more. We have forums from our own countries, which is great except for the fact that they are national or regional, and not in English. The debate format of this site is unique, however, which is why I think it should be put to better and broader use. The forums here have become trash, and that will not be fixed for a long time. Had it not been for the way the site was designed, there would probably be a more welcoming feel for us who are capable of discussing politics from more perspectives than that of one country.
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3/24/2015 1:53:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
Mirza
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3/24/2015 2:04:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 2:02:17 PM, NiamC wrote:
Well yay I'm European :)
That's good, Sir. In the past, British members were some of my favourites here. Always good humour and often peculiar personalities.
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3/24/2015 3:24:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 1:53:11 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.



Lol
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ConservativePolitico
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3/24/2015 3:28:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 2:04:06 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 3/24/2015 2:02:17 PM, NiamC wrote:
Well yay I'm European :)
That's good, Sir. In the past, British members were some of my favourites here. Always good humour and often peculiar personalities.

Pretty sure Envisage is British.
The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realizethat the same fate overtakes them both.
Then I said to myself,
"The fate of the fool will overtake me also.
What then do I gain by being wise?"
I said to myself, "This too is meaningless."
For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;
the days have already come when both have been forgotten.
Like the fool, the wise too must die!
- Ecclesiastes 2:14-16
Mirza
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3/24/2015 4:11:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 3:28:44 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 3/24/2015 2:04:06 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 3/24/2015 2:02:17 PM, NiamC wrote:
Well yay I'm European :)
That's good, Sir. In the past, British members were some of my favourites here. Always good humour and often peculiar personalities.

Pretty sure Envisage is British.
I don't know him well. Remember that we have our exceptions.
wrichcirw
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3/25/2015 12:17:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 5:23:09 AM, Garbanza wrote:
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.

Yes, it would be good if there were more Europeans. Do you have any ideas about how to encourage them? Maybe more discussions about berets or cheese or something.

This comment has the distinct flavor of saying that "Maybe more discussions about fried chicken and watermelon" would appeal to African Americans.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
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3/25/2015 12:21:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:17:07 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 3/24/2015 5:23:09 AM, Garbanza wrote:
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.

Yes, it would be good if there were more Europeans. Do you have any ideas about how to encourage them? Maybe more discussions about berets or cheese or something.

This comment has the distinct flavor of saying that "Maybe more discussions about fried chicken and watermelon" would appeal to African Americans.

lol pretty sure she was joking
wrichcirw
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3/25/2015 12:28:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:21:32 PM, Cermank wrote:
At 3/25/2015 12:17:07 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 3/24/2015 5:23:09 AM, Garbanza wrote:
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.

Yes, it would be good if there were more Europeans. Do you have any ideas about how to encourage them? Maybe more discussions about berets or cheese or something.

This comment has the distinct flavor of saying that "Maybe more discussions about fried chicken and watermelon" would appeal to African Americans.

lol pretty sure she was joking

lol, I'd actually be a tad surprised if she was. =)
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
Skepsikyma
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3/25/2015 12:28:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.

Envisage (British), YassineB (French/Morrocan), you (Bosnian), Andoc/Badger (Irish, was banned recently), Emilrose (Spain, account closed recently). That's, sadly, all that I can think of off of the top of my head. I would very much like to have more Europeans on this site.
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Garbanza
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3/25/2015 12:50:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:28:11 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
Yes, it would be good if there were more Europeans. Do you have any ideas about how to encourage them? Maybe more discussions about berets or cheese or something.

This comment has the distinct flavor of saying that "Maybe more discussions about fried chicken and watermelon" would appeal to African Americans.

lol pretty sure she was joking

lol, I'd actually be a tad surprised if she was. =)

How could a comment like that not be joking?
wrichcirw
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3/25/2015 12:52:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:50:38 PM, Garbanza wrote:
At 3/25/2015 12:28:11 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
Yes, it would be good if there were more Europeans. Do you have any ideas about how to encourage them? Maybe more discussions about berets or cheese or something.

This comment has the distinct flavor of saying that "Maybe more discussions about fried chicken and watermelon" would appeal to African Americans.

lol pretty sure she was joking

lol, I'd actually be a tad surprised if she was. =)

How could a comment like that not be joking?

You've made other comments that were more facetious in all seriousness.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
Garbanza
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3/25/2015 12:59:47 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:52:26 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
You've made other comments that were more facetious in all seriousness.

You're funny. :) I'm serious.
wrichcirw
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3/25/2015 1:00:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:59:47 PM, Garbanza wrote:
At 3/25/2015 12:52:26 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
You've made other comments that were more facetious in all seriousness.

You're funny. :) I'm serious.

lol
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
wrichcirw
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3/25/2015 3:22:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:59:47 PM, Garbanza wrote:
You're funny. :) I'm serious.

At 3/25/2015 12:50:38 PM, Garbanza wrote:
How could [my initial comment] like that not be joking?

At 3/25/2015 1:00:15 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
lol

Just to point out what was funny, BTW. The contradiction was rather amusing.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
Mirza
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3/25/2015 5:51:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:28:57 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 3/24/2015 4:48:08 AM, Mirza wrote:
There used to be, alongside myself, a handful of active Europeans on the site. I have not actively visited the site this year, but I see very few active ones here even among newer members. This is quite sad.

Envisage (British), YassineB (French/Morrocan), you (Bosnian), Andoc/Badger (Irish, was banned recently), Emilrose (Spain, account closed recently). That's, sadly, all that I can think of off of the top of my head. I would very much like to have more Europeans on this site.
Brian_Eggleston seems to be active occasionally as well, but not as much as before. I am glad you wish the same as I do, although we may do it for different reasons.
Mirza
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3/25/2015 5:52:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/25/2015 12:17:07 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
This comment has the distinct flavor of saying that "Maybe more discussions about fried chicken and watermelon" would appeal to African Americans.
If an European receives insults upon his supreme continent and is affected negatively, he should try to think things through.