OK I’m just gonna dodge that ‘politics’ bullet if y’all don’t mind.
Now, about what I’d like to see discussed more:
As lightly commented on another threat by @Shalandir and suggested by OP, I’d really like some healthy competition about coins and things like that, like a meta game in the community – similar to what the old, senior, crippling regulars did with the streak deal.
Of course competition always has the potential to take a nasty turn, but I think we’ve done alright so far, as a community, to try it. Just my two cents.
I’d also like to see more of y’all talk about science.
I also absolutely agree with:
‘Book club for games or something [sic]’, as suggested by @Fraggles. Along the lines of what he suggested, I also think it would be important to add two event times for any given game whenever possible, to increase the chances of everyone joining.
Along those lines, I wish Steam would have a feature to group friends and check which games they all have in common, to find out the most popular games among us Chronies and more easily make that ‘book club’ selection.
If the idea gains traction, and she agrees to it, I think @delenn13 would be a great source of info on which games we have in common, since she’s always ‘in the know’ about people’s wishlists and so on – or so it seems to me.
Literature, as suggested by @Rhyagelle. I gotta be honest with you, @xist, that thread you made compiling music, movies AND books just ain’t doing it for me. It’s too messy. Anyone else feel like we should break it down? I mean not everyone here listens to music, watches movies or reads, which is more than alright. I think we could all benefit from a teensy tinesy bit of streamlining, as seen, for example, in the Newly Released Music Thread, by @TR3NT.
I don’t think there’s any harm in 'theme threads 'eventually boiling down to the same group of people – e.g.: music – as long as we have enough of these to keep everyone talking, somewhere. Not every thread is for everyone – thank goodness – and I don’t think that should be reason to discourage folk from created a niche thread. In fact, I think we don’t have enough of those.
@DownwardConcept, bro, “God and the world” (‘Deus e o mundo’) also exists in Portuguese! Lovely to know that. Although we generally use it like: “God and the world know that @Enki has the dankest memes.”
PS: Sorry about all the mentions and wordy words, I may have done a job at trying to keep my thoughts organized.