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The Politics.ie 3 - Create a new online Political Forum

category national | irish social forum | news report author Thursday August 06, 2009 21:18author by Mr Crowley Report this post to the editors

Myself and two other regular contributors to p.ie were recently banned in a heavy-handed example of political censorship. We have created a new board and wish to draw attention to it.

Some of you will know me from Politics.ie, indeed I got a mention or two over here in regard to the Bolivia incident. Recently Herr Cochrane decided to initiate a purge of Republican posters on the board, prior to going on holidays. Myself, 5intheface, Gruffalo and Merle Haggard were all banned in spurious circumstances. Merle got a 5 day and the rest of us, The Politics.ie 3, were permanently banned.

There has been considerable uproar among regular contributors with several threads on the matter and we have received calls for reinstatement from all shades of polical opinion. The P.IE 3 maintain a '1 out all out' policy and at this stage Cochrane can stick it. Many posters have highlighted issues of double standards over there, particularly where rightwing trolls are concerned. One troll in particular, Galmor, was several posters working together; one of which appeared to be Cochrane himself.

Sickened as we are by all of this nonsense, we decided to create our own board. It's on a 'freeforums' platform so there won't be any bells and whistles but we hope to provide a less up-tight and more impartial venue for political debate. All shades of political opinion are welcome but trolls will be liquidated on sight, regardless of apparent political opinion.

We hope to see some of you soon.

Related Link: http://www.irishrealpolitik.freeforums.org/
author by Tonypublication date Thu Aug 06, 2009 23:58Report this post to the editors

Congratulations on your new site, it takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there like that. I just have a couple of questions:

Will your site be heavily moderated?

Will smaller groups be allowed to make press releases / have discussions there?

I do wish you the best of luck with it.

author by Mr Crowleypublication date Fri Aug 07, 2009 01:40Report this post to the editors

We don't tend to take ourselves too seriously over there so we won't be interfering with free speech unless it is racist, sexist or sectarian. We will be stepping in as much as possible to prevent trolling as it is entirely against the spirit of good and open debate; apart from that we hope to have very little moderation to perform as it only keeps us from discussion.

Any political or campaign group that is related to Ireland will be given their own sections to in both the political discussion and political theory/resource sections upon request. There will also be the possibilty that we may appoint representatives from these groups to moderate their own sections with oversight from ourselves to ensure fair play.

author by billy idlepublication date Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:55Report this post to the editors

I've signed up already!!

author by west'sawake - severalpublication date Fri Aug 07, 2009 14:54Report this post to the editors


Great work, but don't fall into the P.C. trap, (If Merle is on board that shouldn't happen).

Count me in, a reluctant F.G. General Election supporter but anti Lisbon, libertarian.

author by Johnpublication date Sat Aug 08, 2009 00:04Report this post to the editors

Congratulations Mr Crowley on setting up your forum. May the luck be with you.

author by Also censoredpublication date Mon Aug 10, 2009 01:46author email youlyssess at gmail dot comReport this post to the editors

If anyone is interested in setting up a Irish politics community properly (capable of competing with the likes of politics.ie) feel free to pop me an email.

author by C Flower - Tokpublication date Wed Dec 30, 2009 03:43Report this post to the editors


Tok is a new Irish discussion forum started a week ago - Mr. Crowley and other familiar posters can be found there.

http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/index.php?mforum=tok

New posters are welcome. The site will be user-driven and aims to provide an open forum in which people can have in depth debate on politics, economics, economics, the environment and culture, in a friendly forum.

Related Link: http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/index.php?mforum=tok
author by C Flower - http://tiny.cc/Tokpublication date Thu Jan 21, 2010 15:30Report this post to the editors

Tok ! is going good after three weeks with over 50 members and 1,500 posts. http://tiny.cc/Tok

And on the side - our members' blog on Wordpress - http://blogtok.wordpress.com/

See you there. :)

author by C Flower - http://www.politicalworld.org/publication date Tue Feb 23, 2010 20:46Report this post to the editors

As from today, our forum (Tok!) has moved to its own domain name at politicalworld.org http://www.politicalworld.org/
All members please re-register - contact me via Tok! if you have any difficulties.

New members are very welcome. The forum is open for debate of Irish and International politics, the environment, the economy and off-topic chat.

Related Link: http://www.politicalworld.org/
author by lifeisagame - nonepublication date Thu Jun 17, 2010 20:42author email tooladvisor at gmail dot comReport this post to the editors

There will be a full new Forum in place in next 2-3 weeks.
We can join up if you want as we came from same places.

author by Cass Flower - Politicalworld.orgpublication date Thu Jul 22, 2010 22:09author email admin at politicalworld dot orgReport this post to the editors


It's five months now since Political World was started as a place for open political discussion. We're just coming up to our 500th member and 50,000th post. You're welcome to join us.

Related Link: http://www.politicalworld.org
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