Would you consider un-hiding the Politics forum -- i.e., having it appear in the "View New Content" list?
Traffic has decreased A LOT on this site compared to a few years ago. Often I will check the New Content and there won't have been any new posts since the day before. That's because endless discussions of whether the service has gone downhill at a particular restaurant are boring. We used to have lively discussions of many social and political topics, but those have all been moved out of sight.
That's a good question, and one I struggle.
Instead of lively discussions, the politics forum became a hot bed of rumors, accusations, and ridicule.
I exiled my self from it. I can't remember the last time I posted there, and on the rare occasions when I go to check on it, I find it's the same old topics by the same old members. They have their right to their opinion.
I know a lot of people love to discuss politics, but I know a lot of people left BECAUSE of the political discussions.
Some left because they thought it was one-sided (about half thought it leaned right and the other thought it leaned left). Some left because they didn't like being censored. Some couldn't stand the bickering and lack of civility.
At the same time, Facebook took the world by storm, and a lot of discussions moved there. The good part is that people are discussing with people they choose to discuss with, and many are like-minded.
The bad is that they can't get the opinions of others, of strangers, on Facebook, and so I think myfolsom has something to offer there.
I still don't know what to do about the national politics section.
I do know that all of the suggestions have been welcome and many are falling along the lines of what I want for MyFolsom.com.
Please feel free to continue to offer your own advice and opinions.