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Offline MinRichTopic starter

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SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« on: December 11, 2013, 13:48:12 pm »
If it wasn't for posts seeking Sexual partners or other inappropriate stuff there wouldn't be a need for this section at all ?

Why not delete it as nobody actually uses the section ........ Do they ? Its evidenced by its lack of use

Use the space for something more useful as this section certainly isn't useful ever since it was started

What do others think ?
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 15:07:06 pm »
I think it was started just to be 'politically correct', and because a small number of bigots were ranting at every gay posting in other topics

On  PC grounds, some might argue that the section is, in itself, discrimnatory, and that the forum, as a whole, should be all-inclusive (no jokes please).

Others might argue that there are subjects relevant only to gay people, but those are mostly beyond the scope of this forum - see my post over two years ago further up this topic.

Is the topic useful? Potentially, if people are prepared to use it.

Is the topic needed?  Probably not.

Is the topic doing any harm, by being there?     I don't think so.

What would be gained by removing it?          Nothing, that I can see.

Does it justify the space it takes up?            I think so. At least those reading it can gain some useful info.

Would I post on it?                Yes, if I came across some info that I thought relevant to gay people.

I think it's removal would cause more fuss than it's worth. In fact, I really can't see why anyone should be so upset by it's existence as to campaign for it's removal.

I'd leave it alone.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 15:07:06 pm »

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 18:00:34 pm »
In fact, I really can't see why anyone should be so upset by it's existence as to campaign for it's removal.

I'd leave it alone.

Me too.  It demonstrates that the forum is inclusive.  As for the suggestion to "Use the space for something more useful", what space is involved?  Is there a shortage of storage space on t'interweb?
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 20:14:58 pm »
Well the Events section could be higher up the board and the Gay Section further down

The Beach and resort reviews could be higher up too

There is virtually ZERO information that relates to the Gay Community in Fuerteventura

Doesn't "Gay" relate purely to a persons sexuality ? So why does it have to be on a Holiday Island Forum ?

There is no Gay section on any other forum i go on which are motoring related ,  financial , gardening , cooking etc

So why this one ?
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 21:35:37 pm »
Why? Perhaps because one of the aims of this forum is to promote tourism to Fuerteventura.  Gay tourists have greater disposable income and tend to spend much more money in local businesses than other tourists.  They are good for the economy of Fuerteventura.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 08:33:13 am »
So how does the section help the Gay Tourist ?

What do they want from their holidays that any other tourist might want ?

I have around 40-45 friends who are gay , they don't do anything different to me !

 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 10:56:41 am »




I have around 40-45 friends who are gay , they don't do anything different to me !

Are you really sure you meant to put it like that? :D :D :D

 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 12:43:42 pm »




I have around 40-45 friends who are gay , they don't do anything different to me !

Are you really sure you meant to put it like that? :D :D :D

Well Sexually they might but this is a Holiday Resort site and is not for the promotion of anything related to sex !

Hence the reason for getting this section deleted as that is all this section does , as can be seen
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 17:28:43 pm »
Sorry, you left yourself open to that one (maybe not a good idea in this topic :D )

There are, in fact several perfectly valid topics that gay people may want to discuss about holidaying or living on the island.

Where they might find fashions to suit some of their tastes.

Places to avoid - where they may not be made welcome.

The more nicely decorated accommodation.

Bars etc, where they can socialise in a non-judgemental atmosphere.

Areas of beach etc where they may find similarly inclined people. We all look for that - notice how some beaches are younger, some naturist, some Italian, some family, some local.

Although, in my experience, a lot of gays are very promiscuous, a huge niumber are committed couples, and, as such, are no different to most of us. A lot still flock tend to together, though.

In generaL, they tend not to have 3 heads, and most aren't the annoying camp characters.

Let them have their space on here.

Perhaps some more positive postings might encourage people to use the forum more?

Most particularly, what would be gained by removing the section?
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 18:03:49 pm »
Perhaps some more positive postings might encourage people to use the forum more?

Most particularly, what would be gained by removing the section?

Absolutely! And preferably posters might avoid THE SHOUTY CAPITALS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED RUDE IN MOST FORUMS.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 20:06:32 pm »
Perhaps some more positive postings might encourage people to use the forum more?

Most particularly, what would be gained by removing the section?

Absolutely! And preferably posters might avoid THE SHOUTY CAPITALS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED RUDE IN MOST FORUMS.

Your using them , it was in the title not the conversation , quite different , but then you are new , so should be forgiven ?
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 21:49:55 pm »
Your using them , it was in the title not the conversation , quite different , but then you are new , so should be forgiven ?

How many other posters use SHOUTY CAPITAL LETTERS IN THE TITLE?  Not many.  Do you write in green ink, I wonder?
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2013, 09:11:15 am »
Well lets see how much this section is used then and come back to it again in 6 months  :-*
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2013, 09:55:00 am »
Well lets see how much this section is used then and come back to it again in 6 months  :-*

Good idea.  I imagine before then you'll also be campaigning to get rid of the Forum Review, Tips and General Forum Advice, Local Paperwork, Free Wifi hotspots, Dietary and disability advice, Money currency and banks, Houseowner forum and Job Centre sections, plus most of the Bar and Restaurant section and all of the Hotels section.  These all have fewer posts than the Gay Section so also meet your criteria for lack of use.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2013, 11:08:09 am »
Well lets see how much this section is used then and come back to it again in 6 months  :-*

Good idea.  I imagine before then you'll also be campaigning to get rid of the Forum Review, Tips and General Forum Advice, Local Paperwork, Free Wifi hotspots, Dietary and disability advice, Money currency and banks, Houseowner forum and Job Centre sections, plus most of the Bar and Restaurant section and all of the Hotels section.  These all have fewer posts than the Gay Section so also meet your criteria for lack of use.

None of those sections have anything to do with SEX do they and are of use to everyone and that is the only reason this section is not required , isn't it ? It is a holiday island forum . Why would anyone object to the sections you raise and bring  them up in this argument ? 
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2013, 12:12:32 pm »
None of those sections have anything to do with SEX do they and are of use to everyone and that is the only reason this section is not required , isn't it ? It is a holiday island forum . Why would anyone object to the sections you raise and bring  them up in this argument ?

You cited "lack of use" as a reason for getting rid of this section.  I've simply highlighted that, if that's your reason, there are many more sections which have lower usage.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2013, 20:42:19 pm »
dont waste your time minrich. The sexual freedom soap box is a very high one.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2013, 16:09:30 pm »
we have just returned form Corralejo and while walking in the old town we discovered that it was Rainbow week which apparantly caters for the LGBT amongst us with events throughout the week. This was very poorly advertised and sureley this sect6ion of the Forum could be used for just that . We have been to Maspalomas during such a festival and the Pink pound ( Euro sorry ) was abundant so used properly could bring valuable income to the Island
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2013, 17:10:51 pm »
you just confirmed minrich's analysis. its only used as a sexual pick up site.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2013, 17:20:49 pm »
you just confirmed minrich's analysis. its only used as a sexual pick up site.

Even allowing for blatant homophobia, I'm not sure how you could have reached that conclusion!
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2013, 17:52:40 pm »
i never for a moment thought you would.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2013, 18:07:58 pm »
i never for a moment thought you would.

 ;D Proved my theory!
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2013, 18:24:37 pm »
...and proved my theory the minority promoting soap box bangers love to bask in their own self importance.  ;D ;D
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2013, 18:55:25 pm »
...and proved my theory the minority promoting soap box bangers love to bask in their own self importance.  ;D ;D

Is that comment also available in English?
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2013, 20:13:52 pm »
i recommend google translate.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2013, 20:33:39 pm »
i recommend google translate.

Oh, bless you Steve!  As we approach the festive season, you just never fail to amuse us.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2013, 21:12:06 pm »
you're more than welcome, believe me the pleasures all mine
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2013, 21:32:20 pm »
you're more than welcome, believe me the pleasures all mine

Oh, how we laughed!
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2013, 06:21:00 am »
 thats nice.i never thought nudists had much of a sense of humour.
 

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Re: SO THIS SECTION WAS REALLY NEEDED THEN !
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2014, 11:48:05 am »
 :P Nudist do have a great sense of humour thank you.  8) We must have, just look at the different body shapes on show and not one of us makes any comment.  :-* Cheers Sunpics