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    Yeah you can: to propose a party, just start a thread and aim to attract ten to fifteen active members who'd subscribe to the potential party.
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    I want to!

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    It is essentially impossible to do it.
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    It is essentially impossible to do it.
    I wouldn't say that's bad, though, is it?
    (I'm not trying to speak for you, just questioning as your post leaves it open for discussion, and I'd like to hear the general house on this one)
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    (Original post by Fernand126)
    I wouldn't say that's bad, though, is it?
    (I'm not trying to speak for you, just questioning as your post leaves it open for discussion, and I'd like to hear the general house on this one)
    Not so much now. Although before UKIP was revived I want to make a new party and there were at least 3 or 4 very active members on board with the idea but that still wasn't enough: this was at a time where UKIP had basically 0 active users.

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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    Not so much now. Although before UKIP was revived I want to make a new party and there were at least 3 or 4 very active members on board with the idea but that still wasn't enough: this was at a time where UKIP had basically 0 active users.

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    Yeah, I've read about UKIP's past.
    At least we're all back on track now.
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    You can, or you could just be cool and join the Liberals instead
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    (Original post by Green_Pink)
    You can, or you could just be cool and join the Liberals GREENS instead
    Fixed it for you
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    It is essentially impossible to do it.
    Not always, though I think it might need to coincide with a political realignment of some sort or another. For instance, the Greens were formed a few years ago by a group of disaffected Liberal Democrats, which I think represented RL dissatisfaction with the way the Liberal movement in Britain has moved sharply to the right.
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    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    Not always, though I think it might need to coincide with a political realignment of some sort or another. For instance, the Greens were formed a few years ago by a group of disaffected Liberal Democrats, which I think represented RL dissatisfaction with the way the Liberal movement in Britain has moved sharply to the right.
    Didn't the greens exist before though? So it wasn't a brand new party because the sub forum already existed; although I might be remembering wrong.

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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    Didn't the greens exist before though? So it wasn't a brand new party because the sub forum already existed; although I might be remembering wrong.
    It existed in the very early years of the MHoC (2005-06 I think) before dying out. Pretty sure there was no activity between then and 2012 when it was revived as a new party.
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    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    It existed in the very early years of the MHoC (2005-06 I think) before dying out. Pretty sure there was no activity between then and 2012 when it was revived as a new party.
    If the subforum was still there then it is much easier to revive because they don't have to create a new one.

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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    If the subforum was still there then it is much easier to revive because they don't have to create a new one.
    That's true. I don't know whether there was a subforum but after such a long time I struggle to imagine it still existed.
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    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    Not always, though I think it might need to coincide with a political realignment of some sort or another. For instance, the Greens were formed a few years ago by a group of disaffected Liberal Democrats, which I think represented RL dissatisfaction with the way the Liberal movement in Britain has moved sharply to the right.
    Probably had an element however as i recall the Liberals here were constantly having scandals and once Morgsie was deposed by Ysolt (Faland's dupe) a bunch of the left basically said that if x is elected over y then we'll split out our dummies and leave. Thankfully the Green's eventual makeup attracted a much more elite (in terms of being mature and experienced here) user from a few parties.

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    Didn't the greens exist before though? So it wasn't a brand new party because the sub forum already existed; although I might be remembering wrong.

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    No sub-forum existed so far as i knew.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Probably had an element however as i recall the Liberals here were constantly having scandals and once Morgsie was deposed by Ysolt (Faland's dupe) a bunch of the left basically said that if x is elected over y then we'll split out our dummies and leave. Thankfully the Green's eventual makeup attracted a much more elite (in terms of being mature and experienced here) user from a few parties.
    Ah right, I wasn't aware of the factionalism issue within the Lib Dems. Couldn't comment impartially on maturity, but I think a lot of people like myself are drawn to the party immediately upon joining the House. I'd probably have ended up joining Labour or the Socialists were Greens not an option but, as much as I respect their parties, I don't think I'd have felt as ideologically comfortable within them as I do the Greens.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Fixed it for you
    Greens are just too mainstream now, we're the real hipsters

    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    Not always, though I think it might need to coincide with a political realignment of some sort or another. For instance, the Greens were formed a few years ago by a group of disaffected Liberal Democrats, which I think represented RL dissatisfaction with the way the Liberal movement in Britain has moved sharply to the right.
    Interesting, didn't actually know that! Very very intriguing if left-wing Lib Dems on TSR went off to form the Greens in 2012 when in real life it was only two years after that many left-wing ex-Lib Dem voters started supporting the Greens in real life going by some of the opinion polls.
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    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    Ah right, I wasn't aware of the factionalism issue within the Lib Dems. Couldn't comment impartially on maturity, but I think a lot of people like myself are drawn to the party immediately upon joining the House. I'd probably have ended up joining Labour or the Socialists were Greens not an option but, as much as I respect their parties, I don't think I'd have felt as ideologically comfortable within them as I do the Greens.
    Ha. From Morgsie being elected in (Nov 11 i think) to Birchington being elected (late summer 2012?) the Liberals basically lurched from scandal to scandal, while unrelated to political leanings in hindsight it's was pretty clear that there was a power vacuum, posturing and different sides maneuvering for their own gain behind the scenes. Indeed with the election of Thunder Chucky we actually got a few people jumping to the Tories (though he really was not what i'd consider left, i think it's more his allies back then).

    It really was great back then. Between the Liberals and Ukip over the years we've had plenty of gossip and our political position has meant that we've generally ended up with a member or two from either leaking like a sinking oil tanker.
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    (Original post by Green_Pink)
    Greens are just too mainstream now, we're the real hipsters
    Says the acting leader of a party in bed with us 'mainstream' people

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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Ha. From Morgsie being elected in (Nov 11 i think) to Birchington being elected (late summer 2012?) the Liberals basically lurched from scandal to scandal, while unrelated to political leanings in hindsight it's was pretty clear that there was a power vacuum, posturing and different sides maneuvering for their own gain behind the scenes. Indeed with the election of Thunder Chucky we actually got a few people jumping to the Tories (though he really was not what i'd consider left, i think it's more his allies back then).

    It really was great back then. Between the Liberals and Ukip over the years we've had plenty of gossip and our political position has meant that we've generally ended up with a member or two from either leaking like a sinking oil tanker.
    Those were the days!

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    There's a bit of history on the Greens here if you're interested.
 
 
 
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