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What is the future of sites such as politics.ie


shiel

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What is the future of sites such as politics.ie in the democratic discourse?

Are sites such as politics.ie likely to replace conventional media outlets like newspapers or TV news and current affairs programmes?

Is the anonymity of posters here a weakness or a strength in comparison to conventional media where contributors are named?

Are sites such as politics.ie more or less open to manipulation by powerful political, financial or other vested interests than the conventional media?

Is the system of moderation in sites such as politics.ie adequate to mediate the sometimes heated and personalised exchanges that take place?
 

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Socratus O' Pericles

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It's like Garlic Bread -it's the future & I've tasted it.
 

Gurdiev

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What is the future of sites such as politics.ie in the democratic discourse? BRIGHT

Are sites such as politics.ie likely to replace conventional media outlets like newspapers or TV news and current affairs programmes?NO

Is the anonymity of posters here a weakness or a strength in comparison to conventional media where contributors are named?STRENGTH

Are sites such as politics.ie more or less open to manipulation by powerful political, financial or other vested interests than the conventional media?NO

Is the system of moderation in sites such as politics.ie adequate to mediate the sometimes heated and personalised exchanges that take place? IT'S GOOD ENOUGH
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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Perhaps a site where everyone couldn't hide behind the cloak of anonymity would be a useful site?
If everyone had to give their real name, occupation etc we'd have a true debate.

For too long this country has been run by anonymous civil servants etc with no accountability to anyone.
This has ruined the country.

It'd be interesting....
 
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There isn't any.

Sites like this are a fad and will disappear within a couple of years.

Sure you will get the odd story and a hard core of posters who think its where its at but its past its sell by date has already arrived and gone.

The so called citizen journalist (inane blogger with keyboard) has shown to be nothing more than single issue keyboard warriors who scream the loudest about outrage when its really nothing more exciting than a lost dog story.

P.ie was a vehicle to give DC an income and get a job.
 

YouKnowWhatIMeanLike

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Perhaps a site where everyone couldn't hide behind the cloak of anonymity would be a useful site?
If everyone had to give their real name, occupation etc we'd have a true debate.

For too long this country has been run by anonymous civil servants etc with no accountability to anyone.
This has ruined the country.

It'd be interesting....
how is the country run by anonymous civil servants? Maybe faceless, indifferent or reckless but anonymous?

the future for sites like this is bright once they figure out how to deal with unaccountable mods.
 

Congalltee

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It's a site which caters to a few distinct social groups: lonely bored men, married men who no longer get on with the wife, armchair generals who hide behind anonymous facades but would damaging talking to real people but think they are political insiders (you know the people who get a thrill out of marking up the map of areas covered by canvassing), those who've given up buying newspapers and use it as a news source, a few people with particular hobbyhorses (they hate blacks, gays, abortion, public servants, not being in Schengen, whatever) and a small minority of normals well balanced voters.

For so long as these people exist sites like this will exist (but will be laregly ignored by mainstream media with the odd exception eg Willie O'Dea affidavit).
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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how is the country run by anonymous civil servants? Maybe faceless, indifferent or reckless but anonymous?

the future for sites like this is bright once they figure out how to deal with unaccountable mods.
They're anonymous to the majority of the population.
Although you can recognise a lot of them them by their little grey beards and bloated sense of entitlement.
 

Malbekh

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Pretty soon, the amount of politics.ie threads compared to actual politics threads will remind everyone about this:

 

gatsbygirl20

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They're anonymous to the majority of the population.
Although you can recognise a lot of them them by their little grey beards and bloated sense of entitlement.
You are also "anonymous to the majority of the population".....Why don't we jeer at your facial hair or lack thereof...?

People are often willing to swap their anonymity for celebrity, attention, TV exposure, being given the best tables in restaurants and free theatre tickets, the adulation of fans....

Other workers, including civil servants, have not chosen the rewards of celebrity, so they should be allowed to get on with their lives......
 

artfoley56

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Perhaps a site where everyone couldn't hide behind the cloak of anonymity would be a useful site?
If everyone had to give their real name, occupation etc we'd have a true debate.

For too long this country has been run by anonymous civil servants etc with no accountability to anyone.
This has ruined the country.

It'd be interesting....
off ya go so ted crilly, if that's your real name :D
 

Mitsui2

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You are also "anonymous to the majority of the population".....Why don't we jeer at your facial hair or lack thereof...?

People are often willing to swap their anonymity for celebrity, attention, TV exposure, being given the best tables in restaurants and free theatre tickets, the adulation of fans....
Don't forget that Fr. Ted already has his own popular tv show - he knows about all that stuff.
 

artfoley56

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Don't forget that Fr. Ted already has his own popular tv show - he knows about all that stuff.
i hear he's a racist now


 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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Having just been removed from a thread about 'freemen' and 'contempt of court' for questioning James Reilly's failure to obey a high court order by our 'unbiased' (LOL) mod sync, I believe that as long as the moderators are able to act in this way, sites like p.ie are doomed to fail or be of any relevance.
I hope redfly will get her to wind her neck in soon.
 

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Fr.Ted Crilly

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off ya go so ted crilly, if that's your real name :D
If the site was set up where real names were mandatory and verified, I'd have no problem with that.
 

Plebian

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In the future there will be just one single transferable post allowed for each poster on sites like P.ie, and then you'll finally be happy..
 
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