This thread isn’t about tennis. It’s about sexism or racism or maybe an official randomly punishing a player/employee. It’s only related to sports in that the company involved is the French Tennis Federation. It could have been about almost any corporation.
So why was it banished to the Game Room?
In general, I’m not terribly happy with how the different forums are used these days. Anything involving edibles, literature, art, film or music gets moved to the Cafe. Anything involving a politician gets whisked into Elections (no election needs be involved). All threads even mentioning sports and games go into the Game Room.
General Questions has been gutted.
I think we need to take a look at redefining what is a General Question, and what really needs to be moved into a specialized forum.
To me, “When was Monopoly invented?” would be GQ, but “Let’s play online Monopoly” should be Game Room. “How was Serena’s outfit disrespectful?” is GQ, “How do I score bowling?” is the Game Room.
“Soaking lentils and beans” is a fine question for GQ. I’d actually totally get rid of Cafe Society. Everything in it could fit into other forums, like GQ or MPSIMS or IMHO.
And I’d limit Elections to actual election based questions, not everything political.
Part of the joy of GQ has always been the variety of topics I might find. Stuff I didn’t even think to ask about. Now? It’s almost dead. RIP GQ, I miss the liveliness you used to have.