New Ukraine post? July 21, 2022 9:39 AM   Subscribe

It looks like the most recent Ukraine thread I know of has just been closed due to being a month old. In past posts, someone had always made a new one when the comment thread got large, and added a comment to the older post linking to the new post. That didn't happen this time. And using Metafilter's search for "Ukraine" doesn't show any new post at all.

I understand that related news has slowed down, and also that many people have probably lost interest, but this is still a serious, ongoing, global crisis, and I've found the comment sections in Metafilter's posts on Ukraine to be very helpful sources. I imagine I can't be the only one. So I'm wondering if anyone intends to make a new post?

I know I can do so myself, but my opinion on these sorts of posts (i.e. ongoing news posts) is contrary to what I gather is the site's general opinion: I don't think the contents of the post itself are particularly important; what matters are the comments. Left to my own devices, a post from me on this would be "This is the new Ukraine thread."
posted by Flunkie to MetaFilter-Related at 9:39 AM (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm working on one :)
posted by box at 10:16 AM on July 21 [10 favorites]


"I understand that related news has slowed down, and also that many people have probably lost interest, but this is still a serious, ongoing, global crisis"

This crisis, and the potential escalations really should be a focus we pay hard attention to. The daily news cycle is/has lost interest but Putin will grind on regardless. The threat does not diminish with time.

I think there should be a "new Ukraine thread" as often as needed.
posted by I shot a fox in Skyrim and it made me sad at 10:18 AM on July 21 [4 favorites]


New Ukraine Thread
posted by box at 10:20 AM on July 21 [9 favorites]


tnks Flunkie & box
posted by sammyo at 11:31 AM on July 21 [2 favorites]


Thanks box.

W/r/t the perceived slowing of news, it’s worth remembering the principle that just because someone is silent, it doesn’t mean they aren’t paying attention.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:55 PM on July 21 [10 favorites]


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