Okay, the thread title is misleading. My real question is: Are we not allowed to have discussions on contentious subjects anywhere but the Pit?
I’ve seen this often enough, but I’m having a hard time coming up with any specific examples, and am not turning up much with a search. An immediate, active example of what I’m talking about the the Seattle Cop Shooting thread that has been shuffled about. It was bounced from MPSIMS to GD (even though I’m not sure what the debate was) and then off to The Pit.
Why? I’m not even concerned about that thread specifically, although reasons behind that thread’s movement might provide insight into what I want to know, but I am concerned about why every time a thread pops up about a senstitive topic, it’s deemed suitable only for the BBQ Pit. As far as I can tell, unless I’m missing a memo, discussions on sketchy topics are allowed anywhere. The only thing that is not allowed in other forums is personal attacks on other posters. So then why are we apparently not allowed to have threads about messy topics anywhere but the Pit?
These thread movements are oft-preceded with preemptive statements like “This may get ugly, so off to the BBQ Pit.” That roughly translates to me “You all are incapable of having a discussion about this topic without delving into personal insults, so in the interest of saving time, I’ll just move this into another forum where there are no standards of discussion, and this thread can devolve into whatever name-calling, childish clusterfuck it wants to… so long as nobody says ‘Fuck you!’”
A little insight, please?