While my computer is connected to three (3) 24” monitors and one (1) 55” TV, I can effectively read/write this forum on one (1) main 24” monitor.
Accordingly, I see 26 topics when I open the first page of this forum (http://www.livinginc...age/portal.html). If I am signed in, I would see about 5 to 10 US politics, religion and other debatable topics, plus or minus a few depending on the day. If I sign off, these are gone and I see 26 of those Philippine-related topics, which are very useful to living or visiting Cebu or the Philippines.
Since my “tax home” is in the US, I might be interested in reading some US national politics or news, however, I would not be interested in most regional or state politics, news, etc., nor do I have any plans whatsoever to move to any of the states in the mainland. Besides, I could read those on the WSJ online or other news without coming onto the “Living in Cebu forum”.
I do not know how many percent is non-US members but I am sure anyone from EU, UK, AU, NZ countries would not be too interested in what’s happening in KS, ND, SD politics, an escapee from AZ prison captured in ID or similar matters.
I could always be signed off not to read those topics, however, it is not convenient to do so if I were to respond to any of my kind of topics as I need to sign in and by doing so, some topics may be displaced off the screen.
Therefore, it is suggested that two (2) buttons created, perhaps Channels A and B, Channel A limiting to the topics pertinent to the “Living in Cebu Forums”, regardless of whether you are signed in or out. Alternatively, the forum could be limited to those US politics, news, religion, etc. which would affect the world in some ways, or those which have some financial, political, economical or similar impact, or some nexus to Cebu and the Philippines and its surrounding regions or countries.
Just my suggestions... Thank you!