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Any chance of adding a LGBT forum?

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Le sigh..... It doesn't. I just thought I'd suggest it. If Neowin doesn't want it, fine.

Honestly you do yourselves no favours by asking for separation. It's like asking for a "Blacks subforum"

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Le sigh..... It doesn't. I just thought I'd suggest it. If Neowin doesn't want it, fine.

www.gay-nerds.com

www.gaygeeks.org

There's your special forums.

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I must concur with the views of several other posters, such a subjection seems unwarranted and unneeded and to me is bad for neowin community relations as it only goes to serve the idea that homosexuals must be segregated from us heterosexuals even on the internet in a tech forum and thats not how we get to equality or make Neowin a better place.

I wouldn't call it segregation... It's not like any one if us is *stuck* posting in any one forum. If I want to post an LGBT issue or whatever in general, or RWN or soapbox or whatever, I could. I'm just saying, why not?

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I wouldn't call it segregation... It's not like any one if us is *stuck* posting in any one forum. If I want to post an LGBT issue or whatever in general, or RWN or soapbox or whatever, I could. I'm just saying, why not?

Because it's self-entitlement. Why should YOUR community specifically have it's own section on a forum that has nothing to do with LGBT?

To be honest, you guys make issues worse for yourselves by this kind of behaviour.

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I wouldn't call it segregation... It's not like any one if us is *stuck* posting in any one forum. If I want to post an LGBT issue or whatever in general, or RWN or soapbox or whatever, I could. I'm just saying, why not?

But thats exactly what it is. You are asking for a seperate forum to segregate LBGT discussion from heterosexual discussion therefor legitimizing the claims that you need to be segregated from heterosexuals. This kind of thought is detrimental to any human rights goals you wish to accomplish and serves as a disservice.

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I wouldn't call it segregation...

I would. It'd be a forum straight people aren't supposed to engage in. If that isn't the case, there's no need for a separate forum O_o

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You guys are really dove on this like sharks... :/

There is a valid point that all the topics about gay rights and whatnot get merged into one big mess.

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Because it's self-entitlement. Why should YOUR community specifically have it's own section on a forum that has nothing to do with LGBT?

Wow... I can't believe the resentment people are spewing over a simple suggestion. Seriously, it wouldn't kill you if we had an LGBT forum here. It wouldn't kill you if we had a Pastafarian forum... Or a Religious discussion forum (though that would most definitely devolve into a shouting fest 24/7 lol)..

It was a suggestion. Get over yourself.

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Because first and foremost, this is a tech forum. Not a relationship/sexuality forum.

Your sexuality should have no baring on the majority of topics discussed on this forum. It would be as stupid as separating females, blacks, asians, whites, people with disabilities, people who like fish, people who like mayonnaise (Sickos :p) and so on into separate subforums.

Wow... I can't believe the resentment people are spewing over a simple suggestion. Seriously, it wouldn't kill you if we had an LGBT forum here. It wouldn't kill you if we had a Pastafarian forum... Or a Religious discussion forum (though that would most definitely devolve into a shouting fest 24/7 lol)..

It was a suggestion. Get over yourself.

Yes... it was a suggestion on a discussion forum, this is a discussion :x No one is "resenting" just discussing (Strongly, yes) their views on the suggestion

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Get over yourself.

dat irony

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It was a suggestion. Get over yourself.

Get over yourself. This is a tech forum.

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Because first and foremost, this is a tech forum. Not a relationship/sexuality forum.

Your sexuality should have no baring on the majority of topics discussed on this forum. It would be as stupid as separating females, blacks, asians, whites, people with disabilities, people who like fish, people who like mayonnaise (Sickos :p) and so on into separate subforums.

I got bored with ConcealCarry.org. I am now suggesting Neowin open a Conceal Carry subforum so I have a proper place to badger KingCracker and DocM on the differences as to why we own firearms.

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I think the suggestion was merely as a way to discuss multiple LGBT topics, which is difficult in a single thread (referring to the official LGBT thread we have). That said, I don't think there are enough topics to dedicate an entire subforum to their discussion.

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And as far as it being a Queer folk only forum.... Straight allies would obviously be welcome.... Hell, let the haters post too if they want.... Lord knows they do it already in the "official homosexuality thread" lol....

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And as far as it being a Queer folk only forum.... Straight allies would obviously be welcome.... Hell, let the haters post too if they want.... Lord knows they do it already in the "official homosexuality thread" lol....

If straights are welcome, why the need for your own subsection? On a TECH site? Do you feel it serves the cause of the LBGT community to self segregate?

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Wow... I can't believe the resentment people are spewing over a simple suggestion. Seriously, it wouldn't kill you if we had an LGBT forum here. It wouldn't kill you if we had a Pastafarian forum... Or a Religious discussion forum (though that would most definitely devolve into a shouting fest 24/7 lol)..

It was a suggestion. Get over yourself.

Because you keep pressing it. A LGBT forum serves no purpose on a Tech News site. Perhaps you should take your own advice.

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If straights are welcome, why the need for your own subsection? On a TECH site?

LOL... This conversation is highly circular. :p

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Any LGBT topic is a disaster already, an entire section would be a nightmare.

My two cents... RWI/DP should be more than enough to cover these issues, Neowin already is too generalized imo, it's focus should be on tech... not all sorts of other things.

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Because you keep pressing it. A LGBT forum serves no purpose on a Tech News site. Perhaps you should take your own advice.

True, but neither does the "It's a conspiracy!" subforum. It's not like we don't already have off-topic subforums.

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I do not see any harm in such a thing existing however, you would have to make a lot of other threads at the same time just to make other folks happy as well.

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True, but neither does the "It's a conspiracy!" subforum. It's not like we don't already have off-topic subforums.

RWI, RWN and the Conspiracy and Science section are incredibly broad categories that all interlink well. Every non tech topic you can imagine can generally fit into them.

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>complain about discrimination

>demand segregation

that's my big complaint about homosexuals.

>act almost completely different from the general population

>expect same reaction to different behavior.

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that's my big complaint about homosexuals.

>act almost completely different from the general population

>expect same reaction to different behavior.

LOL... Not all gay guys and gals act like stereotypical flamers and butch lesbians. In fact, I'd say they're in the minority of the minority. :p

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