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buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

It's not the actual "injustice" that is the problem, but the multi page derail that almost always comes with it. Say you have a thread about a game/movie. Someone calls out a real injustice/flaw (which isn't a problem), but then everyone posts about it and then maybe someone has a different opinion from the group, and everyone dogpiles that guy, and then in the end no one is talking about the movie anymore because now they're onto social inequality as a global topic (which is a problem in a game/movie thread).

So it's not that people want to avoid these issues, it's just that talking about them (especially on the Internet where so much context is lost) can end really badly and ruin good threads. That's my take on it anyways.

e: I'm certain there was a thread that allowed for discussion of these topics in Games, but I think it got locked or gassed. I know it certainly had to be monitored.

buglord fucked around with this message at 19:16 on Mar 31, 2014

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