How specific can I be?
You don't have to get rid of it. It just needs better moderation, and a harsh prohibition on certain threads and certain ways of delivering information. Especially, I think the Politics section can really do away with "identity politics" and "race" threads. Those serve no real purpose and the discussion is abysmal. There are many topics worth discussing, and I think the site can use the activity, provided the area of discussion is reasonable.
Example of good thread titles, with topics worth discussing:
- Who will control the House in 2020 Midterms?
- Republicans take control of the House.
- Democrats take control of the House.
- Do you think Donald Trump should impose heavier tariffs to China?
- Donald Trump signs trade deal with China.
- China trade talks falter, Trump imposes stronger tariffs.
- Germany slides into recession.
- Justin Trudeau resigns, snap elections in Canada called.
- How will the Canadian Election turn out? Who will you vote for?
- Justin Trudeau wins Canadian Election.
- How will the second UK referendum turn out? How will you vote?
- UK officially leaves the EU
- UK stays in the EU
- Saudi Arabia murders a journalist
- What do you think of China's treatment of muslim minorities?
Example of terrible thread titles, or topics not worth discussing:
- Gaming Journalist throws a sly dig towards white people in a single article in a single website.
- Internet forum dwellers bombard a movie's review scores
- Literally anything that has the word SJW, regardless of context
- Some celebrity said something slightly racist / sjw-y
- Conspiracy theories
- Unfounded assumptions (i.e Trump will have us all nuked, Democrats will have us all nuked)
Now, drawing the line can be tricky, and I'm sure that may be worth discussing with the mods. But for example, the two latest troublemaking threads in politics: The topic in itself was garbage, and in kind, the threads turned to garbage really fast.
Oh, also, making political threads disguised as "gaming" or "movies" should result in instant lock and ban.
Last edited by Moren - on 09 March 2019