This is an objectivley terrible idea. (DBO)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Monday, January 22, 2018, 17:44 (2232 days ago) @ Revenant1988

I get what you all are trying to do, I understand your intentions, and I empathize. It killed me when HBO fell into a pit of negativity around MCC.

But you know what? When something is objectively bad? It's bad.

It stinks when you can't go to Bnet, or reddit, etc without wading though a pile of shit when all you want to do is read about lore, or share funny clips or the fun you have playing. It's draining. But that doesn't make it wrong, either. This place ins't bnet or reddit. And there are few, few, shit posts here.

But filtering those views out is no different than creating an echo chamber where you only hear what you want to hear. There's been enough of this on social media already, and it only got worse with the most recent U.S. Presidential election.

At the end of the day, this is a privately owned website that is free to be managed how that party feels it should be managed.

But I'll say this:

When I read your post, it comes across to me as less

the administrators have decided to try something new.

and more "the administrators have decided they are tired of moderating"

As a moderator, you are essentially required to screen every post. If you are at the point where you are tired of reading complaint after complaint (and that is a totally valid feeling, btw) perhaps you should stop moderating, as you may not be up to the task at its most extreme ends of the spectrum.

Dude, we've had filters for a while. On occasion, moderators have categorized threads after they've started. This is no big deal, I think. It does give users another option for the stuff they'd like to see or not see.

Be careful what you wish for in regards to moderation. Haven't you realized that part of what made this place cool was the light touch of the moderators?

Speaking of Halo, though, you know I don't love it like I used to. I'm not thrilled with the direction it took. I still like it but I don't love it. How much have you seen me post about that? A handful of times? I've posted more in defense of 343 and against the hyperbole directed toward them.

And speaking of hyperbole, one of the reasons this place hasn't needed much moderation is that we do a pretty good job of moderating ourselves. Like now: you might be overreacting here. Think about it, friend.

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