Elliot86|1475259164|4082420 said:I didn't know there was an ATW forum before. A simple "It didn't work out" would have sufficed for me!
I actually love politics and discussion of it. I'm not going to complain that Hangout has been more active lately either. It takes all kinds. I was mostly just curious if this was a thing here before or not.
In my opinion, it worked out very well. As ksinger said, discussions there tended to be far deeper and more intellectual than they are here on Hangout. We took off the gloves and no one whined. We also did not engage in name calling. We were all pretty serious posters and stuck to the issues. Changing the place for discussion of politics from Around The World to Hangout was fine with me, however. With the change of venue we got far more participation in discussions. So there were pluses and minuses to each approach (keeping it isolated and merging it in with a bigger forum). (In my opinion.)