And I am the snarky son of a bitch in the second comment, I apologize if anyone thinks its disrespectful, I was just trying to be light and funny.... but I digress.
I totally agree that the UK Forum is much less structured than the Canada and US sections. There is a reason for that. Most of you were not around for the great schism and purge of 2013 or so, until that time all these light comedy routines were confined to a long lost section, a section that eventually descended into some pretty ugly fighting, flaming, and nastiness which led to tow of the three absolute rules of the forum
(the third is, honest to betsy, No gratuitous pictures of Zooey Deschanel)
A large swath of the forum disappeared and it was restated that the main reason for the forum was to serve as a resource for law enforcement, governments, education and other serious and somber people. At the time a whole lot of the membership was connected to these things, most of us had been here for quite some time and kind of were familiar with each other. So we got down to the serious business of collecting data for people outside the community to use to help combat the scams in the world.
And then, as someone said, along came Tom Crawford and suddenly our posts from the UK went from a few dozen a week to 20 pages of posts and topics and new users (most of whom are not Attorneys, Accountants and other people here as part of their profession) and we decided to create a dedicated forum.
It has from the beginning been less serious than the North American sections. Part of that is the UK membership is not as centered on actually and professionally fighting scams and a bit more along the lines of poking the ignorant, and laughing at them.
For me, a big part of it is my love of Britain and of course how quaint a lot of the entire UK is from an Americans point of view. Another thing both entertaining and maddening about your sov'run nuts is when they get lightly brushed up against and start screaming "Police Brutality", trust me, in the US anyway, we know our police brutality and the UK hasn't seen any good police brutality since Henry VIII. Just about the time Crithy Morith starts going on about unlarful documents is when he'd be getting tased and beaten senseless in Los Angeles, and even that as a white guy. So pardon some of us for not taking your nuts and fruitloops too sternly. Face it, they'd have about a 7 second life expectancy in Detroit.
Anyhow, the point is, there is a lot of history and good reason for the more solemn tone of the US and Canada forums, but that at least springs from the fact that most of the UK users aren't remotely the same as the North American ones, and its not that anyone would be in anyway hostile to them, but most of the UK posters wouldn't fit on a forum that was more like those.
I hope you understand....
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