Chat thread. Place for casual conversation.

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Chat thread. Place for casual conversation.

Post by Cutlass » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:14 pm

Hi, here we just hang out. Have at it.

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Post by shadowplay » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:36 pm

I'm a man of few words. Cool forum, though. I've missed IALS.
Touching from a distance further all the time

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Post by Synsensa » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:37 pm

I never really used IaLS when it was a thing although I was a member of it. But I'm around, and maybe I'll say a few things every now and then.

Or I'll just lurk. Either way, I'm here. :P

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Post by Cutlass » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:29 pm

Glad to have you here. This may take a bit of time to really get off the ground. Hope you'll have patience with us as we're getting it going.

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Post by Aimee » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:48 pm

Hi. I vaguely remember the original IALS. Not very good though.

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Post by Cutlass » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:50 am

Aimee wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:48 pm
Hi. I vaguely remember the original IALS. Not very good though.
Hope this one is a bigger place for you. Welcome.

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Post by Bootstoots » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:15 am

I still exist! I might be around but still haven't yet recovered from previous phase of CFC burnout, which comes in waves. I wasn't much of a participant in IALS but do remember good conversations in it, and we desperately need an outlet that isn't controlled by outdated, overused, and sometimes just nonsensical rules, while still having good civil discussion.

This might be a good place to "beta test" controversial thread ideas before they reach all of OT. I have a couple that have always bounced around but avoided because I didn't want to create a flamewar thread. E.g. "What do we mean by IQ? What would happen if ethnic groups genuinely differed in avg IQ? What would we do then?". Or, "We're probably going to get our multicultural society, and these have absolutely been widespread in the past, but multicultural societies always have some ethnic groups above others, various classes assigned along ethnic lines, etc. Will we honestly do better?" Or "Secular liberalism/humanism might not satisfy many human desires and is fairly unpopular despite recent gains. How do we address that?"

Basically, critical comments and questions about liberalism coming from a liberal/social democrat who is generally trying to make it more robust and adapted to humans as they actually are, not as they "should" be. I just feel like these would turn into ludicrous flamewars with some white nationalist or something and the whole thing would have to be closed in a sea of infractions.

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Post by Aimee » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:40 am

Cutlass wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:50 am
Aimee wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:48 pm
Hi. I vaguely remember the original IALS. Not very good though.
Hope this one is a bigger place for you. Welcome.
You should replace the phpBB image with, maybe, a constellation. Or something like that. Because that would look nice and it relates to stars.

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Post by Sommerswerd » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 am

I agree. I vote for Ursa Major... or at least the Big Dipper...

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Re: Chat thread. Place for casual conversation.

Post by Cutlass » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:45 am

Aimee wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:40 am
Cutlass wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:50 am
Aimee wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:48 pm
Hi. I vaguely remember the original IALS. Not very good though.
Hope this one is a bigger place for you. Welcome.
You should replace the phpBB image with, maybe, a constellation. Or something like that. Because that would look nice and it relates to stars.

I plan to. When I can figure out how to. One problem I had in opening this place up is that I lack the technical skills for optimizing the look and feel of the place. But I'm working on it.

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