I proposed these changes in mod chat, which I think would make the forums both easier to navigate and easier to moderate. 4 different forums, housing different kinds of discussion. Cut the fat. We keep the Forum Preferences Filter feature of the site, so you can check the boxes of what you do and don't want to see.
Gaming - General Videogame Discussion, Nintendo Discussion, PlayStation Discussion, Xbox Discussion, PC Discussion
Sales - Can be one consolidated forum
Website - Site Discussion, Announcements and Feedback
Off Topic - General Discussion, Political Discussion, NSFW Discussion
Make Political and NSFW Discussion so that they aren't automatically selected in the forum filters for all members. If you wish to participate in these forums, it's entirely your own decision to tick the box. Furthermore, moderators and administrators should have the powers to remove a members access to specific forums as a form of moderation.
That last feature would be fascinating. It gives you the option to ban from the forum, not the website. Although it may encourage poor behavior. You can troll forum A knowing that if you get banned, you still have forum B C D etc.
- Deadliest mass shooting by an individual in US history (10/01/2017)
- Deadliest high school shooting in US history (02/14/2018)
- Deadliest massacre of Jews in US history (10/27/2018)
- Political assassination attempt of TWO former presidents(and 10+ other people) (10/23/2018 - and beyond)