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Could we make this the new Opinion forum please?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Treefayre2, Oct 12, 2015.


Can we make this forum the new Opinion?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Prefer to have an all new Opinion forum

  1. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    This is disastrous.

    So Opinion got the chop and we're left with a 'wet behind the ears' Personal forum frequented by members of the WI and Facebook luvvies discussing ice cream flavours, TV sitcoms and favourite dog biscuits. Then we have this place which is as lively as a pub on a Monday morning staffed by lepers.

    I get the impression that any serious 'opinion' posts posted on Personal will be toppled by fluffy girly posts kissing and thumbing one another up - which won't do. Is it possible to make this the new Opinion despite the restricted title 'Education News' which is as exciting as a bout of syphilis? Or, should we ask TES for a new Opinion forum - citing the problems that we now face?
    calamansi and Rhoswen77 like this.
  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    You forgot to mention poo.
    Rhoswen77 likes this.
  3. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    What's stopping you and your friends posting on here? Nothing at all.
  4. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

    A pretty fair - and somewhat amusing - synopsis.

    : )
  5. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    What IS stopping me (and my friends) posting 'opinion' on here is the title of this forum: 'Education News'. I would like to discuss a much wider range of opinion, and it appears that Personal is the only place left to go - BUT, that forum is flooded with pointless threads about how cold it is today, things 'with a twist', everything you ever wanted to know about chickens, and fluffy strictly things.
    calamansi and Rhoswen77 like this.
  6. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

    They're obsessed by that. Tragic.
  7. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    The lack of friends might be a problem ... :rolleyes:
    Noja, needabreak, foxtail3 and 2 others like this.
  8. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    If you want to talk about stuff, post it. There aren't many posters on Personal (or here) so I'm sure you and your friends could easily push the cold weather, music and art threads off the front page if you had a lot to say. I'm sure the mods will shift anything which appears to have strayed into the wrong place.
  9. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I would have thought that posters used to fighting the good fight on Opinion would not let such a small thing get in their way. Paint the walls, get a few cushions and make "Education News" yours.
    smoothnewt likes this.
  10. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    Cushions? Much too fluffy.
  11. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    What makes me laugh, is the fact that Rhoswen sneers at the very mention of Personal, but she can't stay away from the place.
    Tragic, indeed.
  12. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

    It fills me with ideas to disregard.
  13. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

    Keep up the "ditch water" posts.
    They are entertaining... if always lightweight.
  14. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    The phrase 'ditch water' surely cannot be commensurate with the word 'entertaining.'
  15. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    I object to this slur about my local. It used to run a very good card game on a Monday but then the organiser threw his hand in.
  16. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    "fluffy girly posts"

    Plenty of contributions on there from male posters.

    Since TES has decided Opinion was more trouble than it was worth in terms of unpleasantness you're left with the option of posting your non educational opinions on Personal.
    bombaysapphire likes this.
  17. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    rainbow kitten.jpg sparkly fairy dust butterfly unicorn rainbow kitten....that's all I am saying....

    damnant quod non intellegunt
    Noja and silkywave like this.
  18. Ambivalence

    Ambivalence New commenter

    It does seem to have become preschool friendly. More Tellytubbies than Question Time.
  19. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter


    I think people are afraid to be banned if they post any controversial opinion (controversial = someone disagrees with them). I miss the old Opinion. However, I post the rainbow unicorn kitten because it makes me laugh and with a cold/grumpiness for the next few days, I need a bit of humour (and some wine!)

    best wishes

    damnant quod non intellegunt
    hermitcrabbe likes this.
  20. Ambivalence

    Ambivalence New commenter

    Like valium.

    Controversial=someone disagrees with them ? Report then ban. Extraordinary. No more robust discussion. The police poster has a lot to answer for.

    Get well soon.
    hermitcrabbe and sabrinakat like this.

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