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Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:21 PM


Thread Title Suggestion/Request

I am not an admin so please note this is a suggestion/request:

Would people mind starting thread titles in our "protected" groups with an easy code so that when good threads hit the greatest page it is easy for non-members to self-edit any response?

For example, a thread in the "Bernie Support Group" or the "Hillary Support Group" might start with

Bern: He's the Best!


Hill: She's the Best!

With the codes (hopefully obviously) being just "Bern:" and "Hill:" so thread titles aren't too cut off. I thought about initials, but unfortunately "BS" has a negation connotation in modern English. (Insert ignorable joke here)

I think it would be nice if each group picked their own preferences, so the above are just suggestions.

I believe that members in each of the various groups deserve for their "safe place" to be safe, and I want to respect that HOWEVER we have some really interesting posts which would beg for lively discussion (how is that for a euphemism?) if they were in GDP but aren't intended for that which are hitting the greatest page with regularity from all sides which I sometimes start to respond to -- and then realize I am not the intended audience.

I think it would also cut down on the "accidentally banned" hurt feeling issues, too. And, although I am specifically mentioning the two candidates, there are some other groups which might benefit from this, too - and yes, I am looking at you, Cooking Group! (You know I love you, right?)

Thoughts? Is there a better solution which doesn't assume always noticing the group (which doesn't show up on my phone while on the greatest page)? I want to be respectful (and not waste my time on the wrong forum because of a catchy thread title on the Greatest or Front page).

Again, I blame the people who post for this little conundrum - STOP BEING SO INTERESTING!!!

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lame54 Mar 2016 #1
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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:25 PM

1. I've been caught in those...

answered a thread that I entered from the front page
did not realize that it was a protected group
got hammered
tried to explain myself and got hammered more
so i left

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Response to lame54 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:35 PM

2. I did that.

The thread title was asking something like if any other woman in the last however many years was as attacked by the media as H. Clinton, and I answered that Monica Lewinsky had a pretty tough time of it for a minute, not realizing I was in the protected group.

Funny in hindsight, but they were not amused.

And yeah, I got there from the front page using my phone, so nothing there but the thread title.

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