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There have been a lot of messed up things going on in the news recently, which of course gets everyone freaked out and riled up, which encourages more horrible stuff, which riles everyone up even more, ad infinitum.  Things aren't great right now, and I get that.

But I feel like recently people are scouring the news for the most horrible stories and making absolutely sure to post every single one of them here on VGChartz.  I don't know if it's out of genuine interest or if people are just point farming because those posts always get lots of replies.  Either way, it's turning this into a place I don't want to visit.  I try to keep off of social media and stay away from this kind of stuff as a whole, but we're at a point where it's literally impossible to scan the hot topics without seeing something depressing.

This is obivously not against the rules, but I personally can't handle it much longer, and if it continues I'll be forced to leave the site permanently.  I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but I just want to come and talk about video games and have a good time.  That's why I came here in the first place.  But now it's getting just as bad as Facebook.

Anyone else feel this way, or am I just too sensitive?

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Just filter out Politics from your Hot Topics by unchecking the box.

No point burying your head in the sand. I'm glad this site has an active off topic section

Miguel_Zorro said:

Just filter out Politics from your Hot Topics by unchecking the box.

You can do that? Not saying I will, but that could be useful in the future.

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I agree with Arlo.

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Yeah, that's not why I'm here, either, especially not when many of the threads are someone taking a story and then twisting it to their own interpretation.

Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do without turning off General Discussion, because that's where most of them are at, not in Politics.

It doesn't bother me, those threads tend to show people's true colors.

Negative news tends to attract the most attention whether it be on the local/worldwide news or a gaming forum. Some even love putting focus on the negative when it suits them and some do it just for lulz.


One thing on this forum that does irk me at times are those that focus on negative news outside their faveorite system but willingly go out of their way to post negative news of other systems on a weekly basis. I know other sites can be guilty of it but I've noticed it just being the general unfiltered, unregulated thing on VGC, well it eventually gets regulated when shit hits the fan or becomes too obvious to handle. 


Stellar_Fungk said:
I agree with Arlo.

If you agree with Arlo, a good thing to do is to avoid participating in those threads.

Just filter the off topic out. One check box away.

But at the same time I think we should be able to discuss some of the big events, even the tragedies, that happen in the world. But at the same time, this is a video game forum and I think some of the topics are getting redundant and are being posted only to try and push an agenda. Which I think is not healthy for the site or the offtopic.


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