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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
If you remove politics from the front page....

please please plllllleeeeaaasssseeee dont remove music and movies and anime and general from it too : (

In a scenario where we might be able to do anything with hot topics it'd almost certainly be to just bring filtering to front page

If we can't do that then I'd guess we'd just gather VGC users thoughts and then decide, likely focusing on Politics for now as that seems to cause the most annoyance to front page browsers.



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Ryuu96 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
If you remove politics from the front page....

please please plllllleeeeaaasssseeee dont remove music and movies and anime and general from it too : (

In a scenario where we might be able to do anything with hot topics it'd almost certainly be to just bring filtering to front page

If we can't do that then I'd guess we'd just gather VGC users thoughts and then decide, likely focusing on Politics for now as that seems to cause the most annoyance to front page browsers.

A filter option would be great. It's just I see a lot of people itt with the attitude of "If you are going to remove politics, why not remove every extra ciricular" which I feel is false equivalency, since those threads I mentioned are usually the most peaceful places on the site. 



LurkerJ said:
monocle_layton said:
I've made this thread twice and have tried to make something else become popular on vgchartz :/

Both art and original music never carried on. It'd be nice if something else got traction on here

That's the thing, politics thread are popular because they users enjoy them, not only because they are on the front page. So I find this constant whining to be disgustingly selfish.

I agree


I kept seeing people say this is a gaming website if memory serves this is a SALES website, if we want to be fair shouldn't we ban everything that isn't sales related from the front page?


Personally I don't go anywhere but the front page (Usually). I like seeing all topics on the front page, for those that can't handle it they need to grow thicker skin. I would imagine new users would be drawn more to a website that is more than one dimensional. Just my 2 cents.



Filters are extremely important in today's world, as we all know people have become allergic to differing points of view.



Wright said:

I agree, please remove politics from the website entirely or at least give the option to hide them entirely.

This should have been said in the first page, but I don't recall anyone mentioning it. Since there are a lot of people that don't want non-gaming related in the front page and others who do, it's pretty evident that this option is extremely required right now. There's really no need to remove them entirely. 

Personally, though, I frequently just ignore them and almost always look up for the gaming-related threads, doesn't even take 10 seconds. 



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TheLastStarFighter said:
Filters are extremely important in today's world, as we all know people have become allergic to differing points of view.

Very well said sir.



AlfredoTurkey said:
Errorist76 said:

Are you living in Turkey?! Just asking cause that's exactly how things are handled there.

When I go into a clothing store, it's to look at or buy cloths... not get a lap dance from a stripper. How hard is this to understand? This is a website dedicated to gaming and gaming sales... not politics. If I wanted politics, I'd go to a political site. 

This is very simple stuff.

I'd bet Walmart gets more traffic than clothing specific stores and traffic is why we have a site at all.  If you go into Walmart to buy a shirt it doesn't mean you have to visit every section of the store.  I'd said it before this is a SALES sight if you want it to be extremely narrow all discussions that aren't sales need to go.  You do that and this site dies since sales aren't even regularly updated.  Is that simple enough for you? EDIT Sorry there was a little too much A-Hole in that last sentence. Sorry for being a turd sandwich.



In a sense I like the policital threads here as it's really my only place to vent when it comes to issues I'm passionate about. I kinda used to soap box a lot on facebook but have since backed off when I realized most of my friends just ignore me or argue with me anyway - even though I consider my arguments perfectly rational and reasonable, with little to nothing controversial in them. Guess being a classical liberal/libertarian type is considered crazy these days, at least from where I sit.. I also gotta watch what I say on Twitter as I'm followed by my editor and senior staff at the site I write for. Granted I put "opinions are my own" in the description but at the same time I don't want to sound like a crazy person lol. I also know virtually nobody in real life who I feel would want to hear my bs (or at least of whom I feel comfortable ranting my bs) because most either just aren't into politics or have drastically different views than me, not to mention I'm pretty shy and struggle to assert myself in real life. So it's nice to have this as a valve. 

At the same time, I've seen Trump stuff ad nauseam and get negative Trump progaganda pounded into my head at just about every angle at almost an hourly basis every single day for the past two years. Frankly it's driving me a little nuts. So it'd be nice to have a place to kind of escape that. But what can ya do.. Just gotta learn to restain myself from clicking on topics that might annoy me or just flat out filter out political topics sometimes. 



I'll say it here.

Please please please stop using threads in Politics Discussion as an excuse to virtue signal. Thank you.

This plea goes out to anyone with any political beliefs, from fascism to communism, from anarchism to totalitarianism.



 
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You have the option to ignore them.

You don't have to comment on every thread. Some people DO care.