This place became exponentially political after 9/11. While I’m not a fan of sub forums, there should have been a political ground and have it enforced by mods to move threads over there. Politics, like religion, is a highly sensitive subject with a shitload of grey areas. This isn’t a new problem here since Trump lovers/haters. It’s been here well over 15 years.
the functionality of this forum is crap and there is zero accountability. The owners are clearly satisfied with the status quo. The thing is they knew people were migrating to reddit because often we’d see forum topics here appear a few days after reddit, but that didn’t motivate them to upgrade anything.
the trolling is bad here and doxxing is worse. Yes moderating is a thankless job and you won’t make everyone happy but there’s a reason why more people go to other forums. We had women posting nudes here for Christ’s sake and the folks here still ran them off because their Aspergers couldn’t let a few things slide. The same could be said for other situations as well.
Now don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy reading threads here and still appreciate the kind of people mma may attract. I just feel with some changes this place could be special again.