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Mirza
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10/15/2015 8:43:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
What changes should be made to make the site more appealing to international members? Americans make up most of the member base, and the topics discussed are either only related to their country, which is extremely boring, or they have a limited perspective and thus make other discussions dull and short-lasting.

If Juggle were interested in changing things here, the design would be a good start. Big Issues and political options should all be add-ins, and not there by default. It's repulsive to see the core design appealing to one nationality only.

Input is appreciated.
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10/15/2015 8:48:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/15/2015 8:43:36 PM, Mirza wrote:
What changes should be made to make the site more appealing to international members? Americans make up most of the member base, and the topics discussed are either only related to their country, which is extremely boring, or they have a limited perspective and thus make other discussions dull and short-lasting.

If Juggle were interested in changing things here, the design would be a good start. Big Issues and political options should all be add-ins, and not there by default. It's repulsive to see the core design appealing to one nationality only.

Input is appreciated.

Even if you can think of ways to change the site to appeal to international members, Juggle isn't going to do anything about it.
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10/15/2015 8:49:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/15/2015 8:48:03 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
Even if you can think of ways to change the site to appeal to international members, Juggle isn't going to do anything about it.
I know. It's so sad they don't even want to spend just a few hours in one day on the site. Such a worthless company. :)
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10/15/2015 8:50:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/15/2015 8:49:15 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/15/2015 8:48:03 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
Even if you can think of ways to change the site to appeal to international members, Juggle isn't going to do anything about it.
I know. It's so sad they don't even want to spend just a few hours in one day on the site. Such a worthless company. :)

Tell me about it.
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10/15/2015 8:56:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Current topics in "Politics":

- Apparently I was wrong about the debate...
- Affirmative action (Pro / Con)
- War on Terror
- Rand Paul expected to drop out soon
- Min. Wage Increase and 401K plans

So boring. :(
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10/15/2015 10:44:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/15/2015 8:56:09 PM, Mirza wrote:
Current topics in "Politics":

- Apparently I was wrong about the debate...
- Affirmative action (Pro / Con)
- War on Terror
- Rand Paul expected to drop out soon
- Min. Wage Increase and 401K plans

So boring. :(

If you would like, I could work on some articles regarding international politics.
Topics I would like to debate: https://docs.google.com...

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10/15/2015 10:53:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/15/2015 8:56:09 PM, Mirza wrote:
Current topics in "Politics":

- Apparently I was wrong about the debate...
- Affirmative action (Pro / Con)
- War on Terror
- Rand Paul expected to drop out soon
- Min. Wage Increase and 401K plans

So boring. :(

War on terror can count as international.
Why?

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10/15/2015 11:47:54 PM
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At 10/15/2015 8:43:36 PM, Mirza wrote:
What changes should be made to make the site more appealing to international members? Americans make up most of the member base, and the topics discussed are either only related to their country, which is extremely boring, or they have a limited perspective and thus make other discussions dull and short-lasting.

If Juggle were interested in changing things here, the design would be a good start. Big Issues and political options should all be add-ins, and not there by default. It's repulsive to see the core design appealing to one nationality only.

Input is appreciated.

Start a thread to your liking. What do you expect from a US dominated and owned site?
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10/15/2015 11:49:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This is about the only place you can charge me with complete American arrogance. It is OUR internet. Don't like it, build your own.

No use of OUR protocols. Build your own!
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10/15/2015 11:59:15 PM
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Hm, should I post naked pictures with international flags around my body?

Will this help?

I mean I could do Russia, Italy, France, ESPANA, Sweden, U.K, Germany, Eastern Euro states, and ALL the Asian countries bar North Korea and perhaps certain Middle Eastern places...or indeed many Middle Eastern places.
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10/16/2015 12:08:29 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/15/2015 11:49:24 PM, TBR wrote:
This is about the only place you can charge me with complete American arrogance. It is OUR internet. Don't like it, build your own.

No use of OUR protocols. Build your own!

'merica. Ted Cruz/Trump 2016. War With Iran.
Topics I would like to debate: https://docs.google.com...

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10/16/2015 12:53:30 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/15/2015 8:43:36 PM, Mirza wrote:
What changes should be made to make the site more appealing to international members? Americans make up most of the member base, and the topics discussed are either only related to their country, which is extremely boring, or they have a limited perspective and thus make other discussions dull and short-lasting.

If Juggle were interested in changing things here, the design would be a good start. Big Issues and political options should all be add-ins, and not there by default. It's repulsive to see the core design appealing to one nationality only.

Input is appreciated.

We could change the post counts to Metric instead of Standard.
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10/16/2015 1:13:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
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10/16/2015 1:21:57 AM
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At 10/15/2015 8:43:36 PM, Mirza wrote:
What changes should be made to make the site more appealing to international members? Americans make up most of the member base, and the topics discussed are either only related to their country, which is extremely boring, or they have a limited perspective and thus make other discussions dull and short-lasting.

If Juggle were interested in changing things here, the design would be a good start. Big Issues and political options should all be add-ins, and not there by default. It's repulsive to see the core design appealing to one nationality only.

Input is appreciated.

Ban American spelling. Kind of like how they banned posts that are in all caps.

So we'd be talking about who we favour in a debates and crap.
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10/16/2015 1:52:54 AM
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At 10/15/2015 10:53:45 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
War on terror can count as international.
It still takes root in American perspective. More often than not you'll see a few Americans jump in and, like pure psychopaths, say it's all okay in the name of American interests. The discussion ends at that point as you cannot reason with people, no matter what facts and logic you use, who cold-heartedly justify what their country does merely because it happens in the name of their arbitrary interests.
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10/16/2015 1:54:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/15/2015 10:44:06 PM, TheProphett wrote:
If you would like, I could work on some articles regarding international politics.
I'm not concerned with content as much as the lack of members who are really interested in engaging in it as well as generating it out of pure interest. I think at best the site should be changed in design so everything American related disappears, and is only there by option.
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10/16/2015 2:02:34 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/16/2015 1:52:54 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 10/15/2015 10:53:45 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
War on terror can count as international.
It still takes root in American perspective. More often than not you'll see a few Americans jump in and, like pure psychopaths, say it's all okay in the name of American interests. The discussion ends at that point as you cannot reason with people, no matter what facts and logic you use, who cold-heartedly justify what their country does merely because it happens in the name of their arbitrary interests.
Eh...there's going to be unreasonable people in all discussion.
Why?

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10/16/2015 2:04:33 AM
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At 10/16/2015 2:02:34 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Eh...there's going to be unreasonable people in all discussion.
That's right. :(
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10/16/2015 2:32:28 AM
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At 10/15/2015 8:43:36 PM, Mirza wrote:
What changes should be made to make the site more appealing to international members? Americans make up most of the member base, and the topics discussed are either only related to their country, which is extremely boring, or they have a limited perspective and thus make other discussions dull and short-lasting.

If Juggle were interested in changing things here, the design would be a good start. Big Issues and political options should all be add-ins, and not there by default. It's repulsive to see the core design appealing to one nationality only.

Input is appreciated.