I've had a discussion with Pooter about how to manage the Occupy Wall Street Thread. I originally started the one thread because I realized this story was just going to keep growing with new developments happening pretty much every day. Since that could cause clutter, I started a main thread to house all of the news stories. As a lot of people know by now, there are lots of aspects to this story. There's the politics part of it and technically, the political portion of that doesn't really belong in the main lounge area, but rather, in the politics section. Meanwhile, there are other aspects of this story that really don't deserve to be relegated to the politics and discussion section (i.e. the developments of the protest itself, grievances about the economy, student debt, the environment, business, etc.) To make matters worse, there are some parts of the story people are interested in, but not all of it. It would be unfair to have people wade through an incredibly long thread which might make some parts of the story lost to a lot of people. So... we have a dillema. How do we avoid clutter on the forums, but at the same time, allow everyone to be aware of what is happening with these protests in a reasonable manner? Well, Pooter suggested we chop up the discussion into a few categories and I, well, just named them. It seemed like a reasonable compromise so we don't really have one long 3,000+ post thread (as much as I wanted to break a record there, lol) We now have TWO threads: The Occupy Wall Street Thread (Politics, Issues, and General Discussion) - which discusses the political aspects of the protest (i.e. political reaction and backlash, politicians weighing in on the protests, etc.) along with everything else like why are people protesting, etc. The Occupy Wall Street Thread (New Protests) - where the protests are developing, if they are growing, clashes with police, general documentation like video's and pictures aimed documenting the size of protest, where it's moving to, where it's starting up, etc. Hope this will work for everyone. The threads can have just general comments about the news stories being posted or any updates that might occur. Everyone is welcome to contribute in any way they feel like. ********************************************************** NEW YORK (AP) — Although their main concern is Wall Street practices and economic inequality, some demonstrators in New York and across the U.S. say politicians from both major parties are to blame for policies they say protect corporate America at the expense of the country’s middle class. More... Slideshow. Put it on pic 25, but a lot of interesting pics.