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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.

You've been emboldened by liberal funded research on global warming.

A very convincing argument.

...For the rules not to be changed!

See, it works both ways, being self righteous.



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badgenome said:
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.

I agree. I wasn't serious. Nintendo > SONY. 



Ka-pi96 said:
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.

Well, it's called flamebaiting and used to ridicule every unpopular opinion.

Getting it now?



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LurkerJ said:

I agree. I wasn't serious. Nintendo > SONY. 

Phew, you scared me for a second there.



Ka-pi96 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Yes, and it's even worse when some users act as if they're entitled to behave that way (or antagonize other users into battles). This is why I say we refine the rules and keep certain people out of political topics altogether. That way, those that want to reasonably express themselves (or discuss a topic) are free to do so.

Would that actually be possible? Ban certain users from threads in the politics section but not elsewhere?

So like sn opinion ban? Maybe just for 90 days until the mods can come up with a new strategy for those who hold controversial opinions.



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To be honest, I don't understand why people bring their politics into a video games website. You wanna discuss politics then there are a great many sites you can visit. Video game discussions themselves can create tension so why add politics into the mix? I'd never want to suppress anyone's opinion but it just seems like vgchartz isn't the best place to air your political grievances.



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UnderstatedCornHole said:
CGI-Quality said:

Yes, and it's even worse when some users act as if they're entitled to behave that way (or antagonize other users into battles). This is why I say we refine the rules and keep certain people out of political topics altogether. That way, those that want to reasonably express themselves (or discuss a topic) are free to do so.

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.

No, it doesn't translate into that at all.

 

@ka-pi: I won't name names, but some are already banned from certain things, as they've proven incapable of discussing things with causing trouble.



                                                                                                             

So you want VGchartz to become another NeoGaf?



Miguel_Zorro said:
monocle_layton said:

Just wondering, but who has the final say on what goes on the front page?  Do moderators vote on it or what?

With many people wishing for it to happen, I think we should have a mod have a survey/thread to see whether it should be done or not. 

I think there's enough consensus to get politics off of the front page.

It's more a question of programming resources.  I'm not sure how much effort it is to do, but perhaps when the admins see this they can scope it.

It should be very easy actually. Notice how "NSFW" is a forum that can't show up on the front page? It probably has a tag. Some form of identifer saying "don't put this on the front page".

You should be able to just apply that tag to politics. Thus politics won't show up on the front page.

A betters solution me be getting "hot topics" to work on the front page. Thus you can filter the front page however you want it.



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FentonCrackshell said:
To be honest, I don't understand why people bring their politics into a video games website. You wanna discuss politics then there are a great many sites you can visit. Video game discussions themselves can create tension so why add politics into the mix? I'd never want to suppress anyone's opinion but it just seems like vgchartz isn't the best place to air your political grievances.

For one, videogame websites are nice and civil places to discuss politics. And a forum like this having people all around the world, can give you lots of different views you may have never thought of and you get to know politics in different parts of the world. Some people may be interested in discussing more mature topics than videogames. Then there's people that are everywhere just for the sake of spreading their political views.

If you understand why to discuss any non-game related topic on a videogames website, it shouldn't be hard to understand why people discuss politics on the same sites.



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