You think it is a bad direction to keep this thread all about Xbox? Fair enough (though I disagree on principle). Or perhaps it's the messaging of that post that has opened an unintended misunderstanding?
It's not to say that other brands can't be discussed under any circumstance. Rather, a topic dedicated to Xbox interests and site issues (this is a stressing of the point, since Xbox has taken a bit of a nosedive on our site over the past few years). We have the Empire thread for general news, so this will take a more administrative approach, but should still be treated as a place where Xbox fans shouldn't have to worry about a topic toppled by opposition (which, unfortunately, happens too often).
Threads like this for the others have not been ruled out, we're just focusing on Xbox at the moment.
Definitely not an issue with this thread, just the general approach of singling out a specific community, and highlighting the need for increased patrolling, safe spaces etc. I would just hope that every thread and post is treated within the same rule set no matter where a users allegiance lies and what topic he/she is posting in.
There really should never be a need for a safe space, as then I feel that the root cause of the issue is not being addressed. This also implies that their is a difference between the safe space and the normal space? Which I assume is obviously not the intention. Ultimately users behaviors, no matter where their allegiance lies, should be judged individually and objectively no matter where the post is going, safe space or not.