This isn't meant to be a "true" suggestion but rather is a question of sorts. As you probably recall from the Access forum, the religion thread got very lively and often needed moderation. In dealing with issues of the mind and intellect, is religion a subject for which you are willing to open Pandora's box? Is religion something for which you think there is a sufficient interest in the context of how you envisioned this forum?
I had considered religion. And philosophy, as something I consider adjacent to it. Since I was brainstorming all these ideas to myself, I felt a little overloaded about which topics deserve merit for inclusion. Yet both these areas are essentially about "thought" and "the mind".
To give you a flavour of some forum sections I have considered, they include: religion, philosophy, psychology, habits, self-improvement, rational thinking, compounding progress, reading, wisdom & debates.
My idea is to not create too many forum sections at first. By doing so, the forum looks empty because the post count figures look low for each section. My belief is that this reduces the chance of engagement as people generally like to go where there is a decent volume of posts.
What are your thoughts on a forum for religion? Do you consider it an aspect of the mind?
What about the other areas I mentioned? Do you consider any of them suitable for a forum like this?
I personally don't think anything should be off-topic. We are here to participate, debate, learn, expand (well, I am at least) and the more mind-related topics there are, the more chance there will be of learning something new - or thinking about a subject from a different perspective. Though I also agree that maybe the topics should be gated to avoid forum fatigue.
Well, I think you can combine self-improvement and habits - so that would be one. As you don't use an Oxford comma when you write, I don't know whether you mean 'Wisdom & Debates', (one topic); or 'Wisdom, and Debates' (two topics). And yes, I am that pedantic.
Posted Elsewhere and realise it should probably be here
I've just started watching a film on Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/browse?jbv=80084348&jbp=0&jbr=3 "The Man Who Knew Infinity" - it occurred to me a thread to discuss films of a cerebral nature might be Worth having.
thread to discuss films
I quite like the film but I don't think it is Worth noting. Interestingly he said he got his maths ideas from God, they sort of appeared in his head. I also recall Jung, when asked did he believe in God He Said No, I can't believe in something that I know as a certainty. (I'm paraphrasing) paraphrasing - my new word, get used to it!
Re - Amazing People
And I'm not sure about the guy either, there wasn't enough in the film for me to judge that.