I think one of the things which usually create a lot of tension and bad blood is click bait articles being used to create threads / topics. Similar to Gaf and Era I think it would be good if thread topics can be vetted based on sources of the article / info linked.
Once vetted, if more questions need to be asked to the OP they can or the new thread can be denied and a reason given to the OP.
The best way to create a safe space is vetting the topics as they often encourage toxic behaviours.
Sometimes rewording /phrasing can go a long way and mods can help do this before publishing a new topic.
I welcome this. Thank you CGI and team, hopefully, this will make a difference.
These ideas touch too much on pre-emptive moderation, which is not something I can support. I am an XB-first gamer (I do probably 60% of my gaming on XB, 30% on PS, 10% on Ninty), and I'd like the community to be more friendly to XB content. But, mods saying yes or no to the existence of threads based on who starts them or their opinion of the source material (which often doesn't exist) is much too heavy handed, IMO. That kind of control is too big of a price to pay to get rid of some (really not that bad, relative to most of the internet) trolling.
Also, that sounds like a shitload of work for mods, which makes it less likely to be evenly applied (because there won't always be someone ready to research the source material or the history of the user). That ain't good.
Personally, I like the spirit of this new effort, and I hope it is successful. But, as always, I prefer that the mods err on the side of being too lenient rather than too strict.