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    Lightbulb We need a new name

    As you can see, this forum doesn't have a proper name yet. So I'm throwing this open for people to suggest things. There's no prize that I'm aware of, except the honour and personal satisfaction of seeing your suggestion use.

    We felt that we needed a clean break for TLR, so that name, and any derivative, is out. I have no imagination in these things so the best I've managed to come up with include:

    Boxing Club (not Fight Club - that's taken)
    The Chamber
    The House
    The Senate
    Gladiator School

    As I said no imagination. So over to you folks.

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    Re: We need a new name

    How about the Skillet or the electric chair or the hangman’s noose or the firing squad or the Crucible



    I will remind you of the rule about no graphics that do not provide useful information. And before you ask, no I do not have anything against the military



    Nope none of those will do they’re not politically correct... For my radical left buddies


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    Re: We need a new name

    I quite like the The Crucible.


    Also I've never seen anyone post here with views that were left of centre, never mind "radical left". But then I seem to remember someone in TLR calling the UK Conservatives Left-Wing and doing so with a straight face.

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    Re: We need a new name

    How about "1984" as that is really what this clown show is going to be now. We've got the Thought Police as the new mod, ordained by Big Brother, with instructions to only allow Newspeak. Maybe I'll even change my name to Winston.
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    Re: We need a new name

    Quote Originally Posted by Meridian View Post
    I quite like the The Crucible.


    Also I've never seen anyone post here with views that were left of centre, never mind "radical left". But then I seem to remember someone in TLR calling the UK Conservatives Left-Wing and doing so with a straight face.
    As do I.

    As far as this radical left nonsense. Perhaps a new thread when time allows. It might be an interesting hot forging of what the crucible has mixed.
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    Re: We need a new name

    Quote Originally Posted by otoc View Post
    As do I.

    As far as this radical left nonsense. Perhaps a new thread when time allows. It might be an interesting hot forging of what the crucible has mixed.

    Personal insult. Removed.


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    Re: We need a new name

    Removed because it quoted a removed post.


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    Re: We need a new name

    Quote Originally Posted by Meridian View Post
    Also I've never seen anyone post here with views that were left of centre, never mind "radical left". But then I seem to remember someone in TLR calling the UK Conservatives Left-Wing and doing so with a straight face.
    I've never understood why folks on the left try to act as if they're somewhere else. Saying you've "never seen anyone post here with views that were left of centre, never mind "radical left"", seems disingenuous, to put it mildly. Take a look at this graphic of useful information that was created by the folks on the former forum (names were made to be funny, but certainly you understand which is left and which is right):



    Personal insult removed - Meridian
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    Re: We need a new name

    Removed because it quoted a removed post.
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    Thomas Jefferson to John Page Fairfeilds Dec: 25. 1762.
    ... But the old-fellows say we must read to gain knowledge; and gain knowledge to make us happy and be admired. Mere jargon! Is there any such thing as happiness in this world? No: And as for admiration I am sure the man who powders most, parfumes most, embroiders most, and talks most nonsense, is most admired.

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    Re: We need a new name

    Removed because it quoted a removed post.

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    Re: We need a new name

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    I've never understood why folks on the left try to act as if they're somewhere else. Saying you've "never seen anyone post here with views that were left of centre, never mind "radical left"", seems disingenuous, to put it mildly. Take a look at this graphic of useful information that was created by the folks on the former forum (names were made to be funny, but certainly you understand which is left and which is right):



    Granted, some of the usual posters who fly with a couple of names are only shown with one of their monikers, but I'm sure you get the point here.
    Good God that's old. It shows me being a centrist! Hangs my head in shame. Oh well, that was during the Bush years that turned lots of people further to the left. Yet another reason to hate that traitor. Obama came along and pushed people to the right.

    As for people like otoc and meridian dutch? Dictators (wanna be or otherwise) all throughout history will always tell you they are fair and misunderstood, while at the same time erasing your freedoms. Just like what they'll do now with this forum. They will sterilize all conversation to approved talking points and approved Newspeak. There could've been no better choice than to have meridian come in to close up this shop. He excels at that.
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    Re: We need a new name

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    Good God that's old. It shows me being a centrist! Hangs my head in shame. Oh well, that was during the Bush years that turned lots of people further to the left. Yet another reason to hate that traitor. Obama came along and pushed people to the right.

    As for people like otoc and meridian dutch? Dictators (wanna be or otherwise) all throughout history will always tell you they are fair and misunderstood, while at the same time erasing your freedoms. Just like what they'll do now with this forum. They will sterilize all conversation to approved talking points and approved Newspeak. There could've been no better choice than to have meridian come in to close up this shop. He excels at that.
    Yeah, if you control the language, you can decide by your own metrics who is and who isn't [insert offending title here]. Thank goodness (see how I didn't say "God" because it may be offensive?) there are millions of innocent words that can be woven into any manner of insult.

    Its interesting to see which ones had positions on the graph that were quite different than their posts.

    I wonder if we'll ever know if second names' positions would match up with first names' opinions.

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    Re: We need a new name

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    I've never understood why folks on the left try to act as if they're somewhere else. Saying you've "never seen anyone post here with views that were left of centre, never mind "radical left"", seems disingenuous, to put it mildly. Take a look at this graphic of useful information that was created by the folks on the former forum (names were made to be funny, but certainly you understand which is left and which is right):

    Read the rule about reposting images. Unlike the last quote, this does not anything. Meridian.

    Granted, some of the usual posters who fly with a couple of names are only shown with one of their monikers, but I'm sure you get the point here.
    We all know why it's done.

    We all know it's absurd.

    We all know the "new" rules will be gamed as they were before.

    We all know that pointing out the obvious will now be labeled a personal attack ala forum moderation 10 years ago.

    New forum name? Call it "The patriot4us safe space".
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    Re: We need a new name

    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter View Post
    New forum name? Call it "The patriot4us safe space".
    That's a most fitting name.

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    Re: We need a new name

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    I've never understood why folks on the left try to act as if they're somewhere else. .
    In psychology, this is called "transference".

    Every genuine left-winger you will ever meet is proud to call themselves Left. OK, not in politics, because that gets punished by the Right-wing press. But on an anonymous forum like this Leftists are perfectly happy with the label. The problem is that Right-wingers simply don't believe that they are Right. And more importantly, they believe that anyone to the left of them must be Left. This is like the port outer engine of a 747 declaring that the port inner engine if left wing, because it's not as Right as it is.

    As someone suggested, it might be useful to have a debate elsewhere as to what an actual Socialist is, but wanting to extend free medical care to a greater proportion of society (for example) does not make you Left of Centre. Left of Hayek, maybe, but not of the Centre. It''s called the "Fallacy of the Excluded Middle", aka "If you're not for us, you're against us", and many other names.

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