I have a question that I think it would be good to settle once and for all. I think this thread will end up becoming heated and might make a few people mad, but I'd like it to remain as civil and on-topic as possible. This thread isn't about specific incidents or specific users. Please do not let it become as such.
I am wondering what it means to have a Nintendo Forum, a Sony Forum, and a Microsoft Forum.
In some sites this distinction suggests that those forums are places of refuge for fans of each of those consoles and negativity from opposing consoles is not permitted.
In other sites the distinction simply means that discussion regarding those particular consoles is to remain there. That is, you can't make a thread about MGS4 in the Microsoft Forum.
So where does VgcChartz lie in respect to this issue? What do the members think? And what do the moderators think? I understand the definition of a troll. I think we all do. This is not about trolling, which we all know to be a common evil that must be fought or ignored on a routine basis. I am asking about rational debate and civilized conversation. If someone has a valid point of criticism about a certain game/turn of events, etc, and it sheds negative light on a given console, are they not allowed to bring it up if they are in that console's domain?