I'm a bit confused as to what's going on here. Is "Wild-Eyed & Crazy" a whole new board, or a simply a new topic on the Amazon Ex-Pats board? I was under the impression that Amazon Ex-Pats was a new forum on Aantares, so that Amazon newbies both present and future could find each other.
But the way you've set it up so far, it appears to be a whole new forum. I opened this topic (I thought) prepared to post a reply, and discovered that I had no choice but to post a topic if I wanted to say anything. It appears that you've set up a whole new Amazon Ex-Pats sub-forum on Aantares. I'm not sure if that's necessary, but mostly I want to clarify what's going on here.
That said, though: "rabid, ranting, raging, rude, red-hot, radical, revolutionary, raucous, rowdy, and/or rash" certainly describes a lot of the stuff I've been posting on Facebook lately.
I used to post that kind of thing on the News forum, which I've been pretty much ignoring in recent months. I lurk there sometimes, but that's about it. I've grown so far to the left of most Aantares liberals that I'll get nothing but verbal abuse if I try to cut loose the way I used to.
And yet it seems like I'm perpetually in "if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention" mode these days, especially when it comes to politics. That needs an outlet somewhere.
It seems there's already a very neglected, underused Aantares forum for that kind of thing though. It's called Open Mike: Essays, POVs & Rants
That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. --P.C. Hodgell
Yep, the new forum is just for you.
"Wild-Eyed & Crazy" is a Forum in the Amazon Ex-Pat's Category on the Aantares Bulletin Board.
Okay, let's do this once again, so we're all talking the same language.
When I set up the Amazon Ex-Pats Category, I wanted a Forum where items of interest to y'all could be posted that were independent of any discussion... the comings and goings of your crowd, who's ill, or who had a birthday or who's recovered from a move, or who just retired or had a fall or a new grandchild or such. That would be News & Announcements.
I also wanted a Forum where everyone could post to kick off new discussions, or continue discussions already in progress. That would be General Discussions.
And lastly, I gave y'all a Forum akin to other spaces "Pub" or "Coffee Shop," for postings of a generic nature, not tied to what ya'll normally discuss... the posting of jokes or travels or rants, a place you can pick on one another, or detail a hobby, passion, position or swap gardening (or any other past time) tips. This is all y'alls Wild-Eyed & Crazy forum.
BTW, when a topic gets kinda on the long-side (like 'Amazon Mob's Pub & Coffee Shop Annex' at 70 pages ), you might wanna consider opening a second like-named topic (think along the lines of 'Amazon Mob's Pub & Coffee Shop Annex-02') and then alert Karl or myself and we'll lock the lengthy topic... you can still view all the replies, it'll just be closed to new replies. By doing this, we conserve board resources and you'll likely notice the board will operate a tich faster.
We actually did have to open new versions of the "Pub" on Amazon since they had a limit for the number of posts in a topic.