Linux Mint Community Staff, Community Members and Developers,
Many pressing issues which impact the Linux Mint community and Linux users fall into the area which some #LinuxMint-Chat and #PrimpMyMint chat room visitors consider to be 'political' and those same guests may feel is disruptive to their menu of exchanging diets, music, videos, weather and exotic photos.
What I am proposing is for the Linux Mint XIRCd server team to add #Political-Mint to the existing regular Linux Mint XIRCd channel setup. Where political opinions from the extremist right conservative nationalists which are pushing much of the Internet Censorship and spying legislation to those on the sensible liberal left who are appalled by the constant push to ban file sharing, censor websites and spy on their nations civilians Internet information exchanges are both welcomed letting the proposed chat room visitors and guests make up their own minds after at least being provided with valuable information on those topics.
I have operated a MicroSoft Community and Main server mIRC chat-room for a span of nearly 5 years until Microsoft entirely pulled the plug on those servers. I therefore also offer to help moderate if needed in this proposed chat-room if you choose to add #Political-Mint and grant me semi-Op XIRCd chat rights to help provide some moderation on the rare troll or someone that purposely engages in flaming personal attacks on someone that wishes to discuss political legislation and laws which directly impact the Linux Mint users and community.
Many Linux Mint community, forum and chat visitors are asking about CISPA, ACTA, SOPA, NDAA, EEA and how those laws effects them as well as what they can themselves do about it. Time and again such questions are met by a flaming personal attack or the callous chat suggestion they go to a non-existent political channel. Such appears to be entirely to muzzle and silence not only those asking but also those members in answering and helping those visitors.
The Linux Mint Community Forum clearly shows a specific interest and need by the Linux Mint Community members and visitors to not only keep up with the myriad of US,UK, European and Global laws affecting them as computer users but also what they themselves can do and what computer related legislation is next being considered for passage.
You can vote this Linux Community Suggestion UP here:
Add a Political Chat Channel [#Political-Mint] to the Linux Mint XIRCd Chat Server http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/2665
Thank-You for your consideration