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AdminBen
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Message 1 of 10 (247660)
09-30-2005 12:17 PM


Hi all,

As has been suggested numerous times (most recently by roxrkool), we have created a new forum for news items related to the creation / evolution debate!

It's called "In the News"; check it out!

"In the News" is much like the "Book Nook" forum:
- Feel free to post your related news items
- Feel free to discuss the news items that get posted

These news items should be things related to the creation / evolution debate: new scientific findings, articles about ID, education and creation / evolution news, etc. Government issues, hurricane issues and the like should still be put in the Coffee House. In the meantime, I'll try and sort through some of the Coffee House threads and to move appropriate existing threads to this new forum

I'm going to keep everything pretty flexible to start with and see how things go. I'll update here if I think anything needs to change!

Thanks, and enjoy!


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berberry
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Message 2 of 10 (247666)
09-30-2005 1:01 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by AdminBen
09-30-2005 12:17 PM


What about issues related to science vs. religion but not specifically evolution vs. creation, like Big Bang?


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Sept. 20, 2005.
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AdminBen
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Message 3 of 10 (247668)
09-30-2005 1:14 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by berberry
09-30-2005 1:01 PM


Good question.

Since we have a "Cosmology" forum, I think it's related (enough) to the creation / evolution debate to include. So, yes, let's put 'em in there!

Just to be clear, I'm not looking to create an authorative "archive" of news stories on any particular topic; just to have a forum where people can post and discuss news items they find interesting. We just haven't had a specific place to do it; now we do!

Thanks for the question berberry.

AbE: change into admin mode

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AdminBen
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Message 4 of 10 (247723)
09-30-2005 3:31 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by AdminBen
09-30-2005 12:17 PM


I've begun moving some relevant threads to the "In The News" forum. Sorry for the mess it's making. I'll do a few more in the "off-hours" (i.e. I'm willing to sacrifice the European's viewing pleasure to appease the Americans here ;))


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Message 5 of 10 (247740)
09-30-2005 4:02 PM
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09-30-2005 3:31 PM


Don't get carried away!
Just because it's in the news recently doesn't mean a topic doesn't better belong in one of the pre-"In The News" forums.

Adminnemooseus


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AdminBen
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Message 6 of 10 (247748)
09-30-2005 4:10 PM
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09-30-2005 4:02 PM


Re: Don't get carried away!
Hmmm this is helpful discussion. Seems to me that ALL creation / evolution news items belong in the "news" forum.

Why would a news item belong somewhere else?

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AdminBen
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Message 7 of 10 (247844)
09-30-2005 9:42 PM
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09-30-2005 12:17 PM


Bump
Just FYI! Keep in mind the new forum for the future!

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Adminnemooseus
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Message 8 of 10 (274994)
01-02-2006 12:43 PM


Forum name modification
At the All Forums page, the aim of the "In The News" forum is quite specific:

What's going on in the world of Creation vs. Evolution? This is a forum of recent news items related to the debate.

Understandably, this information tends to not be seen. Thus we sometimes have new "In The News" topics that have nothing to do with the creation/evolution debate, that should be going to the "Coffee House" forum.

To clarify the intended function of the forum, the forum name is going to be changed to "In The News (Creation/Evolution only)".

Members may wish to review up-thread also.

Adminnemooseus


    
Buzsaw
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Message 9 of 10 (275022)
01-02-2006 2:53 PM


Question For Admin Ben
Hi Ben. Is this going to create a problem with other forums in which a poster cites a news item for support of a given position and because the link item is in the news there may rise the question as to whether the link is or is'nt on topic relative to the other forum. I'm thinking that might not be a biggy, unless members, including admins make it that by getting picky.


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AdminBen
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Message 10 of 10 (275052)
01-02-2006 4:15 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Buzsaw
01-02-2006 2:53 PM


Re: Question For Admin Ben
Hi buz,

Thanks for the idea. It's a valid concern. So far, I haven't run across this happening.

In the worst case, if somebody claims that some new item is off-topic simply because it's not in the same forum as the thread they're currently writing, you can always copy / paste the link of the original news item. Since the link to the original news item is always an external source, hopefully the poster will actually go and read the content and determine from that whether the news item is on topic or not.

If you do see this pop up, please let me know either here (in this thread) or via email.

Thanks!

AbE: Changed to admin mode. :(

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