Should there be seperate sub-forums for countries where most members here come from?

Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,780
edited December 1 in All Encompassing Trip
I often feel when starting threads that they are so out of place here as this forum is heavily American centric. 
For example, Australian matters in A Moving Thread or Australian sports threads or anything Australian.
Proposing sections such as "For Australian fans", "For UK & Ireland fans" etc.
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Should there be seperate sub-forums for countries where most members here come from? 17 votes

Yes
11%
NamiThoughts_Arrive 2 votes
No
88%
pjhawksjeffbrdarwinstheoryJimmyVKC138045dankindAmongst the AniBLACK35F Me In The BrainhauntingfamiliarPJ_SoulFoxyRedLaAnnafalkoftenreadingMiss.Snowdrop 15 votes
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,772
    No
    We are one world.  We are PJ.
    Rob
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,461
    We are one world.  We are PJ.
    Now I've got that Devo song in my head.  Thanks a lot!

    As to the question, nope.  I like that we all intermigle, as well as hearing from those in other countries and cultures.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,772
    No
    You got it!
    Rob
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,123
    No
    If this were so, many of us would have never have experienced the "why now you don't bitching" thread.

    This idea is going to have to be poo-pooed. Sorry.
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 1,187
    Undecided.
    But i do like to learn about all these American issues. From real people. So probably no.
    There are tonnes of aussies in the u.k . Nice folk.
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 1,187
    A European 10c shop now that's a YES
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  • Amongst the AniAmongst the Ani @WobbiePosts: 7,693
    No
    I can only answer as an American, but I agree with F Me. The joy of PJ is they have connected people with a singular love from all over the world. Now if PJ would stop hating the west coast of the US as much as they do. 
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 6,436
    No
    Feel free to start your own "For Aussie fans only" thread if you wish, but I think that loses out on a big part of what makes this forum enjoyable. 

    On AMT there is a Canadian Politics thread that gets some periodic action, usually but not exclusively from Canadians. I wouldn't want non-Canadians to think that they weren't welcome to post there if they chose. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,772
    No
    The American politics threads have as many Canadian posters as Americans, it seems. 

    Can't we all just get along?

    (Rodney King!)
    Rob
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 10,143
    edited December 1
    No
    Americans need the rest of y'all to elevate our level of discourse.

    Selfish, I know.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,174
    No
    Nah. Let's all be one big happy family.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,461
    JimmyV said:
    Nah. Let's all be one big happy family.
    Don't forget dysfunctional ;)
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 10,143
    No
    hedonist said:
    JimmyV said:
    Nah. Let's all be one big happy family.
    Don't forget dysfunctional ;)
    I made some egg salad for the reunion. Help yourselves. 
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,174
    No
    hedonist said:
    JimmyV said:
    Nah. Let's all be one big happy family.
    Don't forget dysfunctional ;)
    That's when we are at our best. :smiley:
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  • AnnafalkAnnafalk SwedenPosts: 3,334
    edited December 2
    No
    Edit 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,930
    No
    Just a thread is fine. No need for forum segregation. Sub-forums wouldn't increase activity.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,780
    Yes
    Annafalk said:
    And I need to praäctiise on my English skills so that’s probably not a good idea.
    But I wanted to learn some Svenska :-(
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 22,747
    what the fuck are you talking about?
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,780
    Yes
    Wobbie said:
    what the fuck are you talking about?
    Excuse me?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 21,351
    Undecided, yet I think it is important and valuable to see that the world, as it exists today, is a small place and we Americans are finally starting to see outside our own interests some.  As early as a little over 100 years about, the Americas were a somewhat isolated place in the world.  It took at least a week to travel to from New York Europe (it wasn't until 1907 that RMS Lusitania made the record crossing in 4 days, 19 hours and 53 minutes).  Now we can make that crossing in 7 hours.  Small world!
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 1,187
    I agree brian
     Sometimes its very American on the boards and i think people assume we are all American only in the sence we don't all understand eachothers laws/rules/humour.
    I certainly have been perplexed at some responses or replies to non usa topics. But i like learning
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,780
    Yes
    Yeah, which is why I proposed the idea.
    Most threads I start makes Americans probably think "wtf is this guy on about?".
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  • Miss.SnowdropMiss.Snowdrop ScotlandPosts: 34
    No
    I am brand new but I love the diversity here. The more you hang out with and talk to people with other backgrounds the more you learn about yourself and others. It broaden's your horizon which is never a bad thing!
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,780
    edited December 7
    Yes
    I am brand new but I love the diversity here. The more you hang out with and talk to people with other backgrounds the more you learn about yourself and others. It broaden's your horizon which is never a bad thing!
    I don't have a problem with that, just sometimes there's threads others may not have a clue what the OP is on about which is why I thought it'd be a good idea. Ah well, the mob has spoken. It's a NO.

    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014

  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,327
    Yes
    lol, just voted to see outcome... 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,930
    No
    I am brand new but I love the diversity here. The more you hang out with and talk to people with other backgrounds the more you learn about yourself and others. It broaden's your horizon which is never a bad thing!
    I don't have a problem with that, just sometimes there's threads others may not have a clue what the OP is on about which is why I thought it'd be a good idea. Ah well, the mob has spoken. It's a NO.

    Do you feel like Australians understand you better specifically?

    Why don't you just start a "For Australians only" thread?
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,461
    PJ_Soul said:
    I am brand new but I love the diversity here. The more you hang out with and talk to people with other backgrounds the more you learn about yourself and others. It broaden's your horizon which is never a bad thing!
    I don't have a problem with that, just sometimes there's threads others may not have a clue what the OP is on about which is why I thought it'd be a good idea. Ah well, the mob has spoken. It's a NO.

    Do you feel like Australians understand you better specifically?

    Why don't you just start a "For Australians only" thread?
    Kind of what I was thinking.  I mean shit, these forums have been around for what, 20-something years?  So far, so good.  It works - pretty well, too.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,780
    Yes
    PJ_Soul said:
    I am brand new but I love the diversity here. The more you hang out with and talk to people with other backgrounds the more you learn about yourself and others. It broaden's your horizon which is never a bad thing!
    I don't have a problem with that, just sometimes there's threads others may not have a clue what the OP is on about which is why I thought it'd be a good idea. Ah well, the mob has spoken. It's a NO.

    Do you feel like Australians understand you better specifically?

    Why don't you just start a "For Australians only" thread?
    How about that Adelaide test? Got close towards the end.
    How about them Tigers?
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,780
    Yes
    hedonist said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I am brand new but I love the diversity here. The more you hang out with and talk to people with other backgrounds the more you learn about yourself and others. It broaden's your horizon which is never a bad thing!
    I don't have a problem with that, just sometimes there's threads others may not have a clue what the OP is on about which is why I thought it'd be a good idea. Ah well, the mob has spoken. It's a NO.

    Do you feel like Australians understand you better specifically?

    Why don't you just start a "For Australians only" thread?
    Kind of what I was thinking.  I mean shit, these forums have been around for what, 20-something years?  So far, so good.  It works - pretty well, too.
    As I said, the mob has spoken. It's a resounding no vote. I accept. Move on :-)
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 13,471
    this makes me curious now, of the regular posters , at least here on aet, where everyone comes from.
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