Joco Eagle Forum

Joco Eagle Forum

Where locals report and read local news, discuss important issues, and discover things to do in Josephine County. Private, safe, and moderated.

7 Reasons To Join the JoCo Eagle Forum

  1. The JoCo Eagle Forum is not a Facebook Group. Big Tech may earn Big Profits but it's not friendly to freedom of expression or debating controversial topics such as COVID19. There are many reasons to avoid Facebook for news and discussing controversial issues. Here are a few:
    1. In January 2021, Facebook banned President Donald Trump for two years. Whose next?
    2. Ironically, Facebook locked out former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul from his Facebook Page after Dr. Paul criticized Big Tech censorship. Facebook called it a "mistake" and reinstated Dr. Paul within a day. In response, Dr. Paul commented, "Sometimes if you tell the truth, it is a threat to people."
    3. “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” asked the Facebook notification, as reported by Kira Davis of RedState. “We care about preventing extremism on Facebook,” the text continued. “Others in your situation have received confidential support.”
    4. Just before their Senate run-off elections, Facebook shut down the  campaign fundraising page for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.). Why? "For policy violations." Both lost and the U.S. Senate is now controlled by the Democrat party.
  2. The JoCo Eagle Forum is built on a better platform. The JoCo Eagle chose to "deplatform" Facebook and go in a different and far superior direction. The SocialLair platform was designed by a Navy Nuclear Engineer turned-software developer & leading marketing automation specialist — who wanted to build online community builders without the usual big tech meddling or thought-policing. His co-founder is a long-time Oregonian and marketing expert.
  3. Too much news happens in-between issues of the Josephine County Eagle newspaper. The JoCo Eagle Forum is the place to get local news when it happens. You can report news which happens in your area or at a community meeting you attend. News and controversial topics can be discussed and debated in a civil manner without worrying about being flagged or warned by "Big Brother." Can you really trust local news you find on Facebook?
  4. You can discuss community events as they happen. Ever watch a county commissioner or city council meetings on your computer or TV? Now you'll be able to chat with other members in the JoCo Eagle Forum while you watch. Do fact checking on the fly and make public comments. That should be fun!
  5. You can private message JoCo Eagle forum members without annoying intrusive ads or worrying about Big Tech privacy laxness.
  6. Members who violate our community guidelines will be banned from the group.  
    1. In the spirit of nondiscrimination, this policy applies to both rightwing nuts and leftwing nuts.
    2. Please choose the monthly subscription option if you can't have a civil conversation with other Josephine County residents. 
  7. The "wing nuts" who often pollute discussion forums will avoid the JoCo Eagle Forum for two reasons.
    1. No hiding behind display names. 
    2. The forum charges a subscription fee. Those who join the group and break the rules will be banned. See reason #5. 
    3. In the spirit of nondiscrimination, this applies to both rightwing nuts and leftwing nuts.

How much does it cost?

You can join for $5 per month or $55 per year. For just 16 cents a day, you gain access to the forum, join the discussion and support the work of the Josephine County Eagle. Your subscription includes the delivery of the Josephine County Eagle print edition by first class mail.

You get a 7-day free trial to explore the forum, make posts and leave comments.

There are no refunds for any reason. You can cancel at any time and avoid future charges. 

How do I join?

During the JoCo Eagle Forum launch, we are limiting membership to just 500 people. We also limit membership to people on the Eagle mailing list. We also don't want to overload our help desk with questions. Later we'll open up the JoCo Eagle Forum to let more people in.

To receive an invitation to the JoCo Eagle Forum, please complete this form. Thank you for your interest.