Edwards wrote:How many people take part in the political threads?
Via a rough count of the 70 page Brexit thread, probably about 30 regular contributors, at least 10% of whom have expressed a wish to vote 'no thanks' to politics but haven't been able to do do on account of Tapatalk limitations.
The mere fact that people are afraid to contribute on posts, for fear of vilification or harassment, well any mod worth their salt would know what to do. Family friendly (as many have clearly stated) the Tearoom is not. The response of those defending it says all we need to know.
There are many references (and direct comparisons) with television throughout this thread. If racist and xenophobic material was published (as posters publish here) on national TV, that channel would be instantly censured by the Ombudsman, fined, and likely a police investigation. The offending presenter and programme would likely be taken off the air. Think 'Top Gear' for example.
I can't understand when people try to differentiate between TV and the internet. They are both broadcast mediums, both highly visible, both fundamentally 'free to air', only one is regulated, the other is not. This is no defence to the allegations brought in this thread.
No one should be afraid to contribute, on grounds of opprobrium and oppression faced because of their ethnicity, colour or gender.
I think the demographic stated previously is apt. How many women contribute to the politics forum? That would be an interesting statistic. Not many I'd very venture.