Some people have been posting here for 20+ years. They have friends here. They can post about other topics that are not controversial here. Several people I’ve read lately have posted that they don’t go to GD, P&E or the Pit anymore. Unless they’re not posting anything controversial anywhere, they have somewhere that they post that stuff. I’m asking where that is to give people alternatives for where they can post if they want to post or read that type of content.
Some people have said that Shodan and Dio would have been good posters if they didn’t post about politics. I don’t know if this is true, but maybe if they had another place to post about politics, they could still post other stuff here.
The question I’m asking here is where are those other places.
There’s no OP that makes sense without the background. If I asked for places to post controversial topics, I’d get people saying, ‘why can’t you post here?’. If I asked for places to post controversial topics that aren’t here, I’d get people asking, ‘why do you need to go somewhere else?’. It might also seem a little disingenuous to ask without mentioning why I’m asking.
If you have suggestions on how to rephrase what I’m asking, I’m open to it.
It might have been nice to see if it could have gone well, but once you posted your expectation, it was pretty much fated.
Hypothetically, if i agreed with 99.9% of the LGBTQ viewpoint, but i wanted to address that just maybe, just maybe, we should take a moment to address that cis females might have a point in competing against trans females. Where could one express such a viewpoint? Without being derided as a trans phobe? It is certainly not the SDMB.
Too bad this is only about politics. I would love to be able to discuss Psilocybe cubensis in a rational way. And discussion is either not allowed in some places or overrun by people just looking to get high in others.
Likewise, Shodan was interesting when he posted in Cafe Society. I never found him especially trollish, even when he posted about politics, for that matter; even if I completely disagreed with his opinions.
What do you want to discuss about it? I found 3 subreddits about it. One seems to be about using, one seems about growing but the third looks like it could be more general. Some of the questions seem general. If you want more of the science or research, there might be other places as well.
I like posting here in general, but I am no longer comfortable discussing politics here, because discussions tend to get polarized and sometimes political discussions lead to posters calling each other names in the pit. Can you recommend other sites where i can engage in vigorous political discussions, with both liberals and conservatives, but where “pit-like” posting is forbidden?
Notice that i didn’t insult anyone, and i don’t even think i said anything controversial. I didn’t suggest anything about bigoted posters, nor accusations thereof. Could that op go off-topic? Sure. But it’s much less likely to, since it’s unlikely to piss off anyone.
Notice also that i didn’t drag in the suggestion of shutting down the pit, just saying that “i” (or you) prefer something different. I kept it focused on what i believe your request is.
Look at the very first response you got. It was already pretty much fated.
Also, I’m also curious what you meant by “flouncing”. (Pretty sure that was the question mis-spelled here:
I agree with this also, but I generally liked Clothahump better. We had similar interests.
Not really, they can make a request, but they generally don’t control the thread once it is in the open if you will. Hell, I’ve got a game suggestion thread with No Steam Games in the title itself, and that wasn’t respected by several posters. It happens all the time.