Feel free to talk in The Lobby

Open discussion

Do you want to discuss an issue that’s bothering you but can’t find the right place to post it? Or maybe you’re looking for somewhere to chat with your community pals. Well, you’ve come to the right place…

Since Which? Conversation launched six years ago, there have been almost 4,500 conversations on all sorts of consumer issues – from money to megabytes. And in those conversations, there have been close to 180,000 comments.

Of course, the real strength of Which? Convo lies in its members who contribute so much to every discussion. And one of the better aspects has been watching how this community has slowly but surely grown into such a caring one.

Our community

But, as with any community or conversation it can – and does – wander off-topic. This is perfectly natural, but it hasn’t always been possible to do so in some of the subjects we discuss due to the precisely defined nature of them.

So, at the behest of some of our community members, we’re creating a brand-new convo: The Lobby.

This will give you the space to discuss anything that takes your fancy providing, of course, that your comments remain within our community guidelines.

The Lobby will be available in exactly the same way as all the other conversations, and some of our regular community members will help with the moderation duties.

As always, any ideas spawned here in The Lobby could also be used to generate new topics for debate and discussion, so you – our community members – will be able to really help shape the direction of Which? Convo.

Rules in The Lobby

There are no rules… only kidding 😉

To ensure that this off-topic discussion remains a healthy and friendly place for you all to share your thoughts, musings and ideas, here’s a reminder of our most relevant guidelines:

  1. 1. You may go off-topic… that is the purpose of The Lobby 🙂
  2. 2. You can’t agree with everyone all of the time, but when you do disagree, please be polite and speak to others as you’d like to be spoken to.
  3. 3. Avoid ‘trolling’, or purposely provoking others into a desired emotional response. It’s just mean 😐
  4. 4. Avoid making comments that others might find offensive, threatening, abusive or defamatory.
  5. 5. Website feedback is best shared on this dedicated Conversation. If you would like to talk about the closure of Which.net, you can do so in this dedicated discussion area. This is so we can keep The Lobby to be about everything else.
  6. 6. If you’re a Which? member and you’re looking for somewhere to discuss issues related to our organisation, including governance, then please head over to which.co.uk/haveyoursay.

So without further ado… welcome to The Lobby. What are you waiting for!?

With special thanks to Which? Conversation community member, Ian, who kindly wrote the bulk of this conversation and provided the excellent name of The Lobby.

Comments
Member

Well we lost on June 11 th the FCC rolled back Net Neutrality , be prepared for your ISP to slow down websites it doesn’t want you to go to and speed up ones it gets money from–then one day in the future PAY extra to access somewhere thats not Facebook etc. Not worried as its the USA ?? – careful !!—the EU,s Open Internet Access applies here -BUT we are Brexiting and will be converting that legislation using the Great Repeal Bill to possibly comply with the USA –as usual and per Donald . You have been warned !

Member

In simple terms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkfCsNTQDx4

Please can we have Mr Obama back.

Member

Welcome to International Axe Throwing day and the day in 1866 on which the US House of representatives passed the 14th Amendment (Civil rights) and (proving there’s little new under the sun) the day in 2000 when President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea met with Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit in Pyongyang.

Member

Nice to know about Axe Throwing Day, Ian. I shall don my lumberjack outfit and sing a suitable song, not forgetting that on Wednesdays I go shoppin’ and have buttered scones for tea.

Of course, on this site, every day is Axe Grinding Day . . .

Member

Member

Has anyone ever been axe throwing? It’s something that I’d love to try, but know I’d be awful, ha!

Member

My wife tried it but she missed.

Member

It seems a rather wasteful way of shortening someone’s life. Or do you attach it to a bungee cord? That could be suicidal.
Here’s a better idea…….or is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft6whAmezZY

Member

On a semi-serious note axe-throwing is significantly easier than knife throwing – probably because the weight of the head maintains the course. Done both but knife throwing is really, really hard.