Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
I'm open to trying a politics forum, but I have doubts that it would get much traffic. This is a first and foremost a PD site, so I'm not sure it's going to draw people in to discuss politics like it does with other topics. I haven't written any articles on politics like I have with most of the other topics in this site, and the articles tend to feed most of the forum traffic.
Exactly. This is a highly niched crowd - people come here because they're interested in personal development
. This is what attracted me to this site in the first place, that fact that it's niched.
And I don't really buy the argument that we could discipline ourselves to ignore the politics threads. In theory, you could also start putting out links to porno sites and tell people not to click them. And yes, you could construe porn as a part of personal development if you really wanted to (by linking it to sexual health or something).
Of course "personal development" is arbitrary, but there has to be some sort of a limit. No?