- Jul 4, 2016
- Rockbridge County, Virginia
There's nothing that says you can't start your own threads, even in this forum, & direct the discussion how you wish.I was, at first, somewhat interested as well. However seeing how the discussions quickly turned made me rethink entering more than a few of the threads about this subject.
Care. Be interested. Great! I just don't see why it's apparently important enough that we have to fight about it all the time. There's very little, if any fighting over in the Ladies' Tea Forum. However I suspect we'd get side eye and judgement if we suddenly started fighting over which whether or not camp followers existed and who counts as one or was there for a legitimate purpose...
Maybe. But, I would suspect only from folks interested in the topics you discuss there.
Here's the thing. Some folks appreciate debate, even spirited debate. It's partly why some of the threads in SlaveryTalk have hundreds, or even thousands of replies. For reference, SlaveryTalk has over a thousand threads, & around 100,000 replies. The fact that some folks, don't appreciate that, is also why, these topics/threads have their own forum, intentionally away from the main page, & don't update on the forums page when new posts are posted. One has to seek out this forum, & threads to read or engage in them.