I Hate Canton says a BIG HELLO to The Place, a forum for discussion focusing on Stark County--and its keeper Jim Hardy. The Place has been around for awhile, but only recently has Dr Hardy promoted it.
With civil discussion dead at the Rep, at least as long as Octopuppet & Entities are allowed to post, we are happy to find another "safe" forum. We especially like the registration statement, which reads in part
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit...
(If Dr. Hardy can keep a record of IP numbers and track down and expel abusers, we wonder why the Rep can't.)
Dr. Hardy is conservative, but he's no Reppie. And dare we add: a regular commenter to I Hate Canton. We look forward to the discussions. Some Rep regulars are already there.
Go the link above to sign up.