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#1 Reverend Spam

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:47

I think it'd be nice to have a forum for the LGBT community within the neowin universe. I know there's not a lot of us queer folk here but I think it'd be nice to have a forum for discussing LGBT issues, events, and such. An "official homosexuality" thread is insufficient, IMHO. So, what say the rest of you? Mods? Admins?


#2 ArialBlue

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:50

The thing is there are many forum topics that get stuffed into one thread that is called "Official Something Or Other"
So all such topics can have, in theory, their own sub-section.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:51

What kind of discussions would the new sub forum be for? Is there enough LGBT content that it demands its own section?

#4 seta-san

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:52

is there going to be a straight one? A mormon one? A pastafarian one?

#5 DrCheese

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:54

Why? This is a tech forum with a few basic offshoots

What next? An official straight forum? An official religion subforum? An official paintball lovers subforum? A official cycling subforum? An official cooking subforum? An official transporters subforum?

^ All of them would be stupid on this site, why do we need an LGBT subforum?

There's *plenty* of forums out there if you wish to discuss LGBT issues.

#6 Tech Star

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:55

We have one...it's called General Discussion or Members' Metropolis.

#7 SoCalRox

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:55

Can we have a hetero one? Can we have a bestiality forum? And how about one dedicated to people who aren't satisfied just to be who and what they are, but have to parade it in public?

#8 Denis W.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:56

My own two cents:

Neowin should be tech-focused first, everything else second. RWI is there to keep the political discussion separated from the rest of the forums, but it shouldn't be the focus of this community's resources. So that said, I am doubtful LGBT issues require a new subforum.

I am not sure where events may go, if members wish to discuss those. Maybe in General Discussion? So long as it isn't heavily politicized, it should be okay there?

#9 vetneufuse

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:56

If we are going to add that.. then we also need to add a "When Technology Humps" forum... for all that tech on tech talk

#10 OP Reverend Spam

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:56

is there going to be a straight one? A mormon one? A pastafarian one?


You're seriously comparing LGBT issues to Pastafarianism??? LOL... There are far more LGBT folk here than Pastafarian, I spect... But then, if there was a great deal of Pastafarians here, I'd say sure, have at it.

#11 Xilo

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:57

Sounds like more self entitlement from the LGBT crowd. This is a tech forum. There's plenty of other places to discuss those issues.

#12 Detection

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:57

I had to Google what LGBT was, I thought it was some sort of new phone :p

If you make a Lesbian forum I`ll take a look :p

#13 OP Reverend Spam

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:58

My own two cents:

Neowin should be tech-focused first, everything else second.


I agree.. I'm just sayin, I think it'd be nice to have a nice forum for us queer techies to gather. :)

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:59

is there going to be a straight one? A mormon one? A pastafarian one?

My thoughts exactly.

#15 Xilo

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:59

I had to Google what LGBT was, I thought it was some sort of new phone :p

If you make a Lesbian forum I`ll take a look :p

But most lesbians aren't really lookers and a lot look like men... :(



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