>>13068>The political climate worldwide has become exceptionally polarized.
It's a shame.
>However, you will likely find soon that it will be nearly impossible to keep political discussion out of "non-political" boards.
We're not going to try. There's no rules about political posts. It's soykaf that's the issue and on that front we're doing the same thing we have been for years.
>Lainchan isn't going to change that trend with stronger moderation or better rules.
We've been doing alright so far. Of course, we're not going to reverse the direction of the world but hopefully we can hold our own.
>completely shutting down a board isn't helpful either
It helped with the immediate problem. It couldn't be moderated well enough.
>you will eventually be forced to shut down other boards
If that's the case then we had a good run but I really don't think it will be.
>it would probably be a good idea to have a designated space where discussions about the intersection of politics and cyb stuff could be acceptable because it's going to enter the conversation whether you like it or not.
That doesn't follow. If anything quite the opposite, we don't need a designated space because it's going to enter into conversation anyway.
>people will fight
Not here they won't. That's not to say that nobody is ever going to lose their soykaf, but personal attacks are against the rules and will get deleted as usual.
So, in short, yes, the world around us has gotten hostile. We intend to stand against that and keep our culture of generally being polite and we're in a good position to do so. /civ/ was a fine idea but, in practice, people's strong convictions lead to soykaf being spilled all over and it wasn't practical to keep cleaning it up. Obviously, this isn't great but, considering the climate, /civ/ was ambitious. Posts that directly signal political affiliation are always a bit bait (in the way they're recieved rather than their intention) and /civ/ was a whole board of nothing but. Locking it isn't going to stop people from discussing political "bait" things if they really want to or make them count to 10 before they start spilling soykaf but it has lowered the prevailence of these things and so made it easier for the mods to deal with.>>13089>Rather, every topic will become politicized. Merely discussing a subject will take on a political overtone.
Whoa no. There is far, far too much common ground for this to be the case any time soon and soon on these scales is years. That vernacular specific to a side will begin regularly signalling affiliation regardless of topic is a more legitimate worry than too many topics, especially tech related topics, becoming politicised. Looking over the 6 most recent threads the only thing that could reasonably become so politicised is fashion and that's not likely (others were lisp, python, depression feels, death cults and desktops). Also, these sorts of scenarios, where we buckle to pressure from culture as a whole, are slow and forseeable. In the unlikely event that they start to become an overwhelming problem we'll have time to respond.
>No thinking person believes the site administrators are free from bias.
We don't really expect them to be. Just like we don't really expect users to always stay cool. You just try to do your best.