Post by jasonward on Jan 30, 2017 12:57:30 GMT
As a moderation team it is clear from our discussions that we don't want to stop people talking about politics, indeed, on a Sci-fi focused forum were not even sure that's possible. We (that is the mod team) also feel the need and desire to talk about current events here with people we talk with regularly, our friends and several of us have been active in recent real life political threads and will continue to be so.
But, we also note, that whilst the political discussions are used by a fraction of the active posters here on the forum, and the thread count is small in comparison to other topics, we are spending a huge amount of our moderating effort on these few political threads.
I urge everyone, to:
- If you start to feel angry, walk away, you can always post later when calmer.
- Remember this forum and your next post is unlikely to change anything in the real world, or indeed even the other persons mind.
- If your feeling emotional, or have any doubt in your mind about what you are posting, go read the rules before posting, keep re-reading them and/or amending your post until you are absolutely clear in your mind that your post will not contravene the rules.
- DON'T, and I mean really don't antagonise the moderation team by immediately starting new thread on essentially the same topic whilst existing ones are suspended and under review or ones that have been closed permanently.
Again, we are not trying to constrain the discussions topics, or your desire to talk about things, we are trying to ensure that this is an enviroment all feel that they can talk about things in and one that doesn't cause the moderation team endless problems.