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There are a lot of political related threads on this forums..

if there's a section for Polls.. Can we also have a separate section for politics as well?

it will be the most busy section of the forums that is for sure



Posted 1/3/17
I think they are looking at various options... a political forum being one of them.
Posted 1/3/17
MakotoKamui actually made a poll about this very thing. I know that the poll was mostly just his own, personal, interest as to what the userbase believe should be the best option about political threads (meaning, it wasn't an "official" thread that directly determines the outcome of the ongoing discussion about this).

Loreen and other moderators have also made comments that it's still being discussed internally at the moderator level to try to determine what to do about the political threads. There is little incentive to "control" or "ban" these kinds of threads; however, if they continue for too long - something will have to be done. Temperaments raise too high when politics are involved; either someone trolls for the lulz or someone goes off onto conspiracy-riddled rants/assumptions. It does feel "out of place" in a manner of speaking.

Xxanthar actually had a suggestion regarding restructuring the layout of what's seen on the main/home page of Crunchyroll so that General Discussion doesn't get as much traffic. Not a bad idea, just wondering if it would kill off some of the political comments or not.

We're at a point that there's only a handful of us that continue to humor the whole political conversation on even General Discussions. So it's likely that they're sitting back with a set time frame to see if the political topics tend to slow down or stop altogether before making anything final (just my thought, at least).
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Posted 1/3/17
with so many threads about politics.. i think giving them their own section might be a better solution

as many users mentioned it before .. of how General Discussion is like a Politics section already.. .. or we could rename "General" Discussion to "Politics" Discussion ?
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Posted 1/3/17
If the forum mods are experienced they know this is a bad idea. All you do when you make another section for the most talked about topics is censor by exclusion which will eventually kill off all forum activity.

If this forum had thousands and thousands of people posting in general every day then it would be different. Because there are so few people posting, the few that do post will likely see the separate forum as (and rightfully so) "I don't want to hear that" and when they are told to post in another forum or have their threads moved, they will no longer use the CR forum.

In short, it's bad business.
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Posted 1/3/17 , edited 1/29/17

Emtro wrote:
"I don't want to hear that" and when they are told to post in another forum or have their threads moved, they will no longer use the CR forum.


You say that like its a bad thing.

Lets face it: Political threads are cancer at this point. Whatever last vestiges of actual discussion they use to have has died over the course of this election cycle. Even if they begin in earnest sincerity someone will turn them into cancer inside of 1-2 pages. In fact, a handful of our regular forum goers intentionally do so every chance they get just for lulz. Nothing is accomplished save aggravating the people actually trying to have a reasonable discussion and giving the mods more work to do.

Shunt them off to their own forum. If people follow great. You've cleaned up General and gotten awful thread titles off of the main page of CR. If people don't follow, stop using the forums and political threads die off? Also great. Saves everyone time and aggravation. Then maybe the stable of trolls and lunatics we've picked up over the course of the election will move on or return to /pol/ and subreddits.

Its a win/win frankly.



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We're at a point that there's only a handful of us that continue to humor the whole political conversation on even General Discussions. So it's likely that they're sitting back with a set time frame to see if the political topics tend to slow down or stop altogether before making anything final (just my thought, at least).


Its not going to die down much unless the trolls succeed in finally driving everyone away. Not in this political climate. The next 2-4 years will be ugly. In more ways than one.
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It's call long discussion, cr did away with it -- forever
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

There are a lot of political related threads on this forums..

if there's a section for Polls.. Can we also have a separate section for politics as well?

it will be the most busy section of the forums that is for sure


I've moved this to the Suggestions/Feedback forum.

This is already something under consideration.



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