Do we need an economy forum?

Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by Yokel, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. Yes

    7 vote(s)
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
  1. I would say yes, in that many of the topics on discussion in various ARRSE forums relate to the economy. It would be useful to bring them together, without too much politics, so we can discuss:

    1. The UK manufacturing base - what needs to be done to improve its competitiveness?
    2. The banking and finance sector
    3. Other exports (exported services, tourism, etc)
    4. Government help (or lack of) for business
    5. Small/start up businesses
    6. Others - non political aspects of the Euro debate for instance or the suitability of the education system for a 21 Century economy

    Anyone else agree?
  2. No - subject is as dull as dishwater and ARRSE'rs pontificating on stuff they haven't really got a clue about.
  3. Can't afford it.
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  4. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Well I would post in it if it was moderated.
    I cannot be bothered with the FA thread anymore, the ratio of those able to rationalise and be objective based on facts, compared to the morons who endlessly post anti EU crap from UK papers despite repeatedly being shown its bollocks, is at least 5:1.
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  5. The one we've got doesn't cost very much.
  6. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    Probably a good call. The topics mentioned aren't really what CA's for and it's a bit too specialised(ish) for the Int Cell.

    I'll punt this to Site Issues to see if the CO's have a view. Their decision after all.
  7. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    My standard answer to these sort of questions is that if anyone can identify approx 15-20 threads that should go in there then I'll do the honours!
  8. How many people really understand economics though? Opinion is one thing but without the empirical bit it's no more valuable than any other argument in CAs.

    Besides, it'll only attract exactly the same monomaniacs and ranters as the CA threads unless there's extremely robust moderation - in which case, why not apply the same modding to the original forum?

    If it's been sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk then I'm probably pissed.
  9. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    So if someone were to identify 25 threads about temporary garden structures we could have a Sheds Forum? Wow. Cool.
  10. There are quite a number of erudite members who would welcome such a forum, it would give those a chance to exchange ideas and theories and possibly indirectly provide opportunities. I, for one, would welcome such a forum.
  11. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Thank you for your support. Of course, any Welsh persons who believe that an aluminum structure can in any way be described as a 'shed' should be BANNED.

    We could have a sub-forum about cakes. Possibly one about the restoration of pre-1930 agricultural engines and belt-driven machinery. But not tractors. That would require a separate sub-forum which did not include steam driven engines (traction, not stationary - that would be another sub-forum.

    So, we are agreed.


    1) Cakes
    2) The restoration of pre-1930 agricultural engines and belt-driven machinery
    3) Tractors
    4) Steam driven engines (traction)
    5) Steam driven engines (stationary)

    Can we have a gardening forum?
  12. No. There's enough boring ***** on here spouting mind-numbing shit. **** off to an economics website if you want that bollocks.
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  13. All the more reason to keep them together and downwind of the livestock, like the Waltenkommando forum. I personally don't give a rat's one way or the other.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    I presume this tread was started by the Taxpayers Alliance to stick it to the Public Sector.

    Here's one for the Shed forum

    Where men go to shed their inhibitions - Telegraph