One doesn't have to experience the new newsvine to know that limiting a discussion limits its ability to 'make one smarter'. I hope that the new site doesn't utilize that phrase, cause, well, it will be a decided stretch of the truth.
nation building is, and yes, that is a play on the phrase, not always kind to its 'citizens'... so, in the spirit of having gotten 'smarter', I think I'll hold on tight to what i've developed and let the backward motion have its way without me. I'll miss it, but not like I would have a couple of years ago.
It seems to be a timely change to say the least.
As conditions in this country change, and not toward improved human conditions, but worsening.... newsvine makes it a bit more difficult to talk about it, share it, in a broad way with more than those who agree with you.
so, its later gators as the sixth comes upon us. I 've heard there are some places to go for what it is citizen thinkers write about, and there are some revolutionary sites rising, ... hope you all never forget what it is to 'get smarter'... for a while this place tried to be that.
Not any more, now its status quo with pom pom's.
nice knowin ya all.