It has come to my attention that there is significant dissatisfaction with the way that the traditional Open Thread has bifurcated into two threads. COVID and NON-COVID – the latter losing a lot of steam. And then, when I threw in a “topical” COVID thread today, which I think just pushed things over the edge, it all exploded out into the open.
Much of this masks further problems – people getting tired and bored and wanting a break – people dismayed that others have left – people who wish SOMETHING was different – etc., etc.
I’m quite willing to make WHATEVER changes the group wants. People need to understand that my bottom line – my PRIMARY PURPOSE – is that I need a place where I can dump helpful information for TEAM GOOD, and make myself a PEST for TEAM BAD. That is all I need. Everything else is a public service to provide the same opportunity to other people, plus whatever others things they’d like, provided it does not interfere with my primary purpose.
I *PREFER* having a nice community, an active site, lots of news being shared, etc., etc., etc., but that is ultimately not my PRIMARY purpose here. For this reason, I am very open to the idea of changes that suit the desires of YOU ALL. I’ve already got everything that *I NEED*.
What do YOU need?
SO – I’m going to NUKE IT ALL…..
….. and then let YOU ALL fight it out here – in as CIVIL a manner as you can.
- What do you want this site to look like?
- What are YOU willing to do to make it that way?
- There MAY be a daily thread. Are you willing to be an author? Which day(s)?
- There MAY be a need for other posts. Are you willing to be an author?
- Is anybody needing to TAKE A BREAK? Now is the time to say so.
- Anything else you want to ask, suggest, or state?
SPEAK NOW – this is your big opportunity.
APPENDIX: List of NEW Daily Thread Authors (if any) – will update as volunteers are obtained.
So far, it’s ALMOST the same list. Wheatie is giving Steve the day that he can do – SATURDAY.
- Monday – WHEATIETOO
- Tuesday – DEPLORABLE PATRIOT
- Wednesday – DEPLORABLE PATRIOT
- Thursday – DEPLORABLE PATRIOT
- Friday – DAUGHN
- Saturday – STEVEINCO
- Sunday – [ bakocarl ??? ]
bakocarl – you are the last one left! Please confirm that you still want to do Sunday. No pressure from me one way or the other.
Daughn will continue the COVID-related thread as long as she sees fit, in the manner that she sees fit.
I’m going to encourage a shift in focus over the ENTIRE SITE away from anything that supports the propagation and prolongation of Democrat and CCP narratives related to what I call the “Whirlpool of COVID“, and instead replace them with MAGA narratives.
I want to not only (1) suck the oxygen out of DNC/CCP COVID narratives, but (2) make those narratives so toxic that the commies will turn away from them themselves. Meanwhile, we will (3) create new narratives that utterly attack the socialist “progress” of the CCP and their puppet DNC.