Welcome to New Nauvoo


Author Topic: Forum growth, stagnation, and changes  (Read 817 times)

dyany

  • Administrator
  • Thousand Year Egg Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 1019
  • Thanked: 1285 times
  • Country: us
    • View Profile
    • My blog
Re: Forum growth, stagnation, and changes
« Reply #75 on: January 15, 2020, 10:55:28 pm »
JLM: as Politics is its own section, having separate subsections, even a short list, would make more sense. Otherwise, as it has been, it becomes all USA, all the time, and we are international enough that it's overbearing.

From what I have seen in talking to people around the world, the U.S. has a distinct culture, yes (not ethnicity, but definitely culture. And 'ethnocentricity' can apply to either). From what I have seen, most 1st world countries don't view it favorably. And 2nd and 3rd world countries, it depends on how much we've helped them or sanctioned/had military action with them.  We don't have the rich, older monocultural heritage of most regions, but we have a definite culture/face to the world.
 
The following users thanked this post: Roper

cook

  • MembersOnly
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 459
  • Thanked: 460 times
  • Country: fi
    • View Profile
Re: Forum growth, stagnation, and changes
« Reply #76 on: January 15, 2020, 11:25:37 pm »
I don't view  the US as an ethnic group. But it certainly is a very distinct cultural group.

As a European I think one political would be enough. I can't see much of discussion that is not US  centered in one way or another. Even when it is about European politics, it is very.much through the lens of US, since most of you guys are Americans. I don't see any need/point to divide into subsections.
 
The following users thanked this post: Roper, Patty Rain

JLM

  • MembersOnly
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 421
  • Thanked: 475 times
  • Country: us
  • Hoggity Poggity Wiggity Wack
    • View Profile
Re: Forum growth, stagnation, and changes
« Reply #77 on: January 15, 2020, 11:28:26 pm »
Checking Webster's.....

Ethnocentricity:  having or based on the idea that your own group or culture is better or more important than others

I sure hope no one here feels this way.  Seems very unchristlike to me.  Ok.  I concur that we need to make clear that this a multinational forum.
 
The following users thanked this post: Roper

AndrewR

  • MembersOnly
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 532
  • Thanked: 713 times
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
Re: Forum growth, stagnation, and changes
« Reply #78 on: January 16, 2020, 06:39:15 am »
Quote
I've never thought of the US as a distinct ethnic group.  Is that how the rest of the world views the country?

Not so much ethnic group, but definitely a different mentality. In general you are so bound up in your Constitution and being Free, you fail to see that not everything in the US is a great as it might be.

And that is a massive generalisation I know.
Don't ask me, I only live here.
Nauvoodle since March 2005 #1412
 
The following users thanked this post: cook, dyany, Roper

JLM

  • MembersOnly
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 421
  • Thanked: 475 times
  • Country: us
  • Hoggity Poggity Wiggity Wack
    • View Profile
Re: Forum growth, stagnation, and changes
« Reply #79 on: January 16, 2020, 10:02:13 am »
Quote
And that is a massive generalisation I know.   

Yes, yes it is. 
 
The following users thanked this post: Roper

 


* Recent Topics

topic Current Events - US Politics Edition
[Politics]
palmetto_gal
Today at 01:10:50 am
topic Home Improvement
[Everything Else]
Iggy
February 24, 2020, 10:24:23 pm
topic Likeable Leaders
[General Discussion]
Roper
February 24, 2020, 09:12:28 pm
topic Major overhaul of Church Discipline
[News of the Church]
kazbert
February 24, 2020, 08:54:19 pm
topic Cabin 2.0
[General Discussion]
palmetto_gal
February 24, 2020, 08:51:10 pm
topic The 1 true diet
[Health and Wellness]
LMAshton
February 23, 2020, 03:25:59 am
topic Squirrel
[Everything Else]
GoodyScrivener
February 23, 2020, 12:21:19 am
topic Gluten Free Sacrament
[Latter-day Saint Life]
Jen
February 22, 2020, 01:08:17 pm
topic Rambling by Iggy - book 2
[Member News]
LMAshton
February 22, 2020, 02:58:56 am
topic NEW GUIDANCE on TRANSGENDER
[News of the Church]
cook
February 22, 2020, 01:43:26 am
topic Needing directions to the Cabin
[General Discussion]
LMAshton
February 21, 2020, 04:39:30 am
topic Fat-shaming in modern culture
[Health and Wellness]
Jen
February 20, 2020, 02:50:08 pm

* Recent Posts

Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition by palmetto_gal
[Today at 01:10:50 am]


Re: Home Improvement by Iggy
[February 24, 2020, 10:24:23 pm]


Re: Home Improvement by Roper
[February 24, 2020, 10:00:31 pm]


Likeable Leaders by Roper
[February 24, 2020, 09:12:28 pm]


Re: Major overhaul of Church Discipline by kazbert
[February 24, 2020, 08:54:19 pm]


Re: Cabin 2.0 by palmetto_gal
[February 24, 2020, 08:51:10 pm]


Re: Cabin 2.0 by kazbert
[February 24, 2020, 07:50:50 pm]


Re: Cabin 2.0 by Curelom
[February 24, 2020, 05:30:42 pm]


Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition by Scruffydog
[February 24, 2020, 06:48:23 am]


Re: Major overhaul of Church Discipline by Roper
[February 23, 2020, 06:52:24 pm]


Re: Major overhaul of Church Discipline by Taalcon
[February 23, 2020, 08:39:51 am]


Re: The 1 true diet by LMAshton
[February 23, 2020, 03:25:59 am]


Re: Major overhaul of Church Discipline by LMAshton
[February 23, 2020, 03:24:10 am]


Re: Squirrel by GoodyScrivener
[February 23, 2020, 12:21:19 am]


Re: Major overhaul of Church Discipline by nitasmile
[February 22, 2020, 11:43:56 pm]

* Top Posters

Roper Roper
1611 Posts
Curelom
1292 Posts
dyany dyany
1019 Posts
N3uroTypical N3uroTypical
646 Posts
Taalcon
624 Posts

* Board Statistics

  • stats Total Members: 115
  • stats Total Posts: 12469
  • stats Total Topics: 892
  • stats Total Categories: 8
  • stats Total Boards: 32
  • stats Most Online: 76

  • averages Average Posts: 10
  • averages Average Topics: 1
  • averages Average Members: 0
  • averages Average Online: 20

* Forum Staff

AndrewR_admin admin AndrewR_admin
Administrator
dyany admin dyany
Administrator
Roper admin Roper
Administrator
LMAshton admin LMAshton
Administrator

* Calendar

February 2020
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 [25] 26 27 28 29

No calendar events were found.
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal