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harsher rules = censorship.

U are welcome !



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LurkerJ said:
UnderstatedCornHole said:

You know very well that translates to banning anyone on the right and leaving the liberal left to circle jerk in political heaven.

That's not honest politics.

I'm not saying it's bad from a social perspective but if you are going to do that then just get rid of it altogether.

Lol. A liberal here, I agree with the general message you are trying to convey, there will be no right way to moderate the political topics!

So just give users the option to filter them out of the home page of vgchartz and leave those who like those topics in peace

Very much agree.

Liberal persuasian relies on inference and suggestive language which by it's nature is not bannable. Right leaning people tend not to use inference as much and are more direct. I don't think changing the rules will benefit the substance of discourse at all.

It might look a bit nicer and feel more gentle but people who post in political forums are hardly political virgins to begin with and know very well what they are getting into, it would appear at least.

If an argument is that caustic and offensive to a general populous it should be pretty easy to tear down.



Shaming and ridicule is the only way to combat "alternative facts". When the president can deny photographic evidence of his inauguration and he can deny scientific evidence of global warming. This emboldens many people. You cannot regulate or moderate them, you must ridicule them, shame him back into the Shadows.



We could probably do with a mega thread, at least.



And to be honest, this website has lost lots of its charm with the absence of original "charts & numbers"-based topics, most of those topics, if not all, are copied and pasted from Neogaf as they are, even some of the replies to those topics are copied and pasted.

The off-topic sections, including the political one, are maintaining the personal identity of VGC. If that's gone, then I might as well start making use of my neogaf account, because VGC will truly turn into a poor's man Neogaf. Much worse than that if you factor in the fact that VGC is hell to browse on mobile devices, is riddled with annoying ads, and isn't getting new features or aesthetic enhancements anymore.



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LurkerJ said:

VGC will truly turn into a poor's man Neogaf.

Ha. Not as long as we can express an opinion other than, "Sony is good and Republicans are bad!" without being dogpiled and eventually banned.



badgenome said:
LurkerJ said:

VGC will truly turn into a poor's man Neogaf.

Ha. Not as long as we can express an opinion other than, "Sony is good and Republicans are bad!" without being dogpiled and eventually banned.

The republicans are bad, and with Nintendo charging for online, SONY's good again. Where's the problem? 



LurkerJ said:

The republicans are bad, and with Nintendo charging for online, SONY's good again. Where's the problem? 

I'd just find it a bit boring to post on a forum where every discussion has only one "correct" position you're expected to take, and a bit infuriating when the rules only apply to people with unpopular views.



JustcallmeRiff said:

Shaming and ridicule is the only way to combat "alternative facts". When the president can deny photographic evidence of his inauguration and he can deny scientific evidence of global warming. This emboldens many people. You cannot regulate or moderate them, you must ridicule them, shame him back into the Shadows.

I don't really get this. Sure some people may be a bit hard headed about their political beliefs but that doesn't mean it's ok to try and shame or mock them. Just give evidence that counters what they think to be true and if they still persist either ignore them or if they've gone too far with it and are breaking site rules then report them.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

SegataSanshiro said:
Lawlight said:

Except not all mods are fit for this role. Politics should just be removed from the front page.

Then take it up with an admin

Can you tell me what admin is active on this site? Because I know none.