I'm glad mods started clamping down on the Anita threads, but now every time there's a Bioshock: Infinite thread it's invaded by anti-Feminists and trolls due to the redesign of the character Elizabeth allegedly being the result of feminism (which is bullshit, the designers changed her to resemble the Russian cosplayer more). People are also making Infinite threads about the redesign as trollbait. What're we going to do?
Good job in hiring fascist mods/janitors that will stalwartly uphold 4chan's reputation as the last bastion of liberty on the internet!
It is an impressive feat to pride yourself on creating a haven of anonymity - freedom of speech - where people are safe to post any opinion, within the law, whilst, at the same time, systematically deleting threads of which the subject matter doesn't fit neatly into the agreed upon opinion of the mass hivemind.
Granted, it may be the opposite end of the spectrum, but you're kidding yourselves if you think this breeds any less dick sucking than Reddit.
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So im not really sure where to post this so I figured /q/ was the most appropriate place.
Now, I like to discuss psychedelic drugs. Not hookups or anything like that, just general psychedelic drug discussion, in terms of the psychedelic experience and what not.
I'm just not sure what board would be the most appropriate board to discuss these things. I'm guessing /soc/ or /r9k/ but I don't really visit those boards often enough to get a gauge on things, and I really don't want to go anywhere near /b/.
I've noticed that on /out/, whenever a thread gets a little heated up, the mod or janitor steps in and just deletes the whole thread, regardless of whether the OP or premise of the thread is perfectly good /out/ content or not (sometimes it's not, but it very often is). It's not moderation; it's just lazy damage control.
I understand that there are a few subjects which are essentially troll bait on /out/ - I think we all understand that by now - but I seriously think that the board as a whole needs to mature rather than be protected. The only way to mature, as I see it, is to let these threads play out. Boards don't learn to ignore troll bait threads overnight. It takes practice.
If you want to delete individual posts, I think that's fine and dandy, but I'd merely ask that the mods and janitors of /out/ be a little less hasty in deleting whole threads. I believe that this is stifling the more interesting and creative discussions (remember, a lot of these threads ARE legit /out/ content, they just rub a few immature people the wrong way). I think at present, the only kinds of threads that get left over are the most boring threads which essentially repeat the same non-controversial content over and over. What's interesting about that?
I've been on /out/ since the beginning, and helped to draft the sticky, but I'm finding myself spending less and less time there because the only threads we're allowed to have are fucking boring and nobody really talks about anything new in those.