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  • #61
    A forum free from contemporary discussion

    It seems to me that this forum is totally free of controversy. Is this because it's members want the forum to be this way or is it the will of the moderator.

    There has been a war in Israel and an election. This is some thing that everyone has an opinion about.

    There have been a few threads about these subjects but they have quickly been taken off.

    Free speech isn't something that is part of this forum. I'm not opposed to hateful stuff being taken off but ideas and opinions are important.

    I'm interested in what people in Israel and the world think about what is going on around them. There is a world economic crisis a war on terrorism,global warming,an energy crisis to mention subjects that are in the news. Some of these topics are allowed on the forum while others are not (Israel's electric car project has a separate spot on the forum).

    What do others think about the total absence of discussion about the the central news of Israel.

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    • #62
      thANX to Livni
      he deleting threads even without asking me!
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      48 proposed
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      • #63
        Originally posted by Silently Loud View Post
        thANX to Livni
        he deleting threads even without asking me!


        Thank you for confirming what I thought.

        I do understand the need to delete hateful posts. To delete whole threads for no reason other than lack of interest to the moderator doesn't seem right.

        I do have to compliment Livni in keeping the site organized. He has done a good job in this respect. He has also actively posted many relevant items to the site.


        I appeal to Livni to be a bit more open to threads that might be somewhat controversial. It will draw more people to the site and create greater interest in Israel .

        What do others think?

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        • #64
          Ira since you asked the same issue before and no circumstances have changed, my answer remains the same and if you ask 10 more times it will still be the same.

          we came here because we wanted a forum only for this subject, every time I opened threads like elections, it quickly deteriorated. so if you cant have a civilized debate Im not going to go babysitting every day through posts to see what to delete.

          Theres plenty of political forums elsewhere, or you can ask us in private. the people you think this will draw are the people we dont want in the first place.
          in any case we all agree our political systems are held captive to worthless accords and hostile foreign interests and pressures, so if it doesnt matter what they THINK because it haS no connection to what they DO, does it matter what we think? so lets focus on something constructive, in both meanings.
          Last edited by Livni; 22nd February 2009, 07:53.

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          • #65
            so lets close Barberet section
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            • #66
              Originally posted by Livni View Post
              Ira since you asked the same issue before and no circumstances have changed, my answer remains the same and if you ask 10 more times it will still be the same.

              we came here because we wanted a forum only for this subject, every time I opened threads like elections, it quickly deteriorated. so if you cant have a civilized debate Im not going to go babysitting every day through posts to see what to delete.

              Theres plenty of political forums elsewhere, or you can ask us in private. the people you think this will draw are the people we dont want in the first place.
              in any case we all agree our political systems are held captive to worthless accords and hostile foreign interests and pressures, so if it doesnt matter what they THINK because it haS no connection to what they DO, does it matter what we think? so lets focus on something constructive, in both meanings.

              Who is the we that you are talking about. Your sentence should have read I. You have opinions as everyone has to what is appropriate. Do I have a right to disagree with you in this forum. I know from you that you like non stop flights to the U.S. I prefer a stop over in Europe. I think Tel-Aviv is a terribly dirty city you believe it is just a part of urban living. I think property values will fall you think they will rise. You like urban density. I think traffic problems hurt quality of life.

              Opinions are like ass holes everyone has one. I agree with Zohar why have a Barbaret section if you don't allow discussion on anything that isn't to your taste.

              Why do you have such a low thresh hold for discussions connected to politics or the Arab Israel conflict. In what way is it bad for the forum.

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              • #67
                Is there any one but Livni or zohar here

                This forum has minimum participation almost no interaction. Livni posts regularly and enjoys his control.


                There are people who come to the forum to see what's posted but most don't post.

                Livni doesn't this disturb you a bit.

                Are you publishing a news outlet or are you interested in having a forum?

                The forum is organized very well. Lots of news about development but few pictures. This is due to the lack of participation.

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                • #68
                  1. this forum has ~20 regular and active members, and average of 200 guests a day, which is great for a small subject.
                  2. this forum as you note is open to debates and free discussion, as long as it is on its topics such as urban issues. theres also sports, culture, economy, ecological issues and jewish issues. for politics please join other threads, this is skyscraperlife, forums for consruction and highrises.
                  3. since the start of 2009 over 120 pictures posted here, which is great.
                  4. the forum admins are silentloud (zohar) and myself. our purpose was a forum without for political quarrels, thats why we left ssc in the first place.
                  5. It seems to me you are seeking to somehow inflame unnecessary arguments, lets try to keep it more harmonious.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Livni View Post
                    1. this forum has ~20 regular and active members, and average of 200 guests a day, which is great for a small subject.
                    2. this forum as you note is open to debates and free discussion, as long as it is on its topics such as urban issues. theres also sports, culture, economy, ecological issues and Jewish issues. for politics please join other threads, this is skyscraperlife, forums for consruction and highrises.
                    3. since the start of 2009 over 120 pictures posted here, which is great.
                    4. the forum admins are silentloud (zohar) and myself. our purpose was a forum without for political quarrels, thats why we left ssc in the first place.
                    5. It seems to me you are seeking to somehow inflame unnecessary arguments, lets try to keep it more harmonious.
                    This isn't about starting arguments it is about creating more participation. The fact that no one else is participating in this discussion is symptomatic of what is Happening in this forum.

                    Livini please do a serious reality check how many people are actually participating. Of the 120 pictures posted how many different participants were involved.

                    If what you say is true that there are an average of 200 guests a day why aren't more participating in the forum. If they don't have information, I'm sure some have questions.

                    This forum is a platform to present Israel in a positive way and spread knowledge of it's development.

                    You stated "It seems to me you are seeking to somehow inflame unnecessary arguments, lets try to keep it more harmonious".

                    Discussion is what the forum is about. People don't have to always agree.

                    My main concern is the lack of participation and I believe a bit of controversy will attract that participation

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