When discussion arises focusing on either the upsides or downsides to any sociopolitics, geopolitics, economics, or anything else involving people in positions of political power, there is always a high chance for the conversation to devolve in to a pingpong match between two or more people with different values. Such exchanges can quickly fill the thread and bring it to its bump limit. It's not fair to the people going to that thread to discuss what it is actually about to be forced to sift through a bunch of angry banter to get to the point of the thread. This fact is why entire imagebaords and forums have been founded for the sake of political debate, why fast large boards have there own subboard for politics, and why slow small boards like this have a dedicated thread for such discussion. Political discussions kill threads, which kill boards, which kill sites. Sitewide containment at the level appropriate for the size of the community is necessary to prevent every thread from being bogged down with political debate. Even sites with a /pol/ or a containment thread still have politics appearing where they don't belong. Having a containment zone at least gives the staff and users a place to direct the genuinely ignorant posters. And when the containment zone isn't hidden from site at all, the only excuse for political derailment is either ignorance or trolling; neither of which should be tolerated. Deleting the containment thread won't stop either, but it will prevent otherwise rule-abiding users from starting debates which do have this snowball potential in only slightly relevant threads when they have the urge to discuss such things.
Threads evolve and new discussions and topics arise within them; that's cool and good. It's not alright however when:>A: the new topic is one that's already covered in it's dedicated thread>B: the new topic is being discussed aggressively>C: neither of the parties involved have a chance of being swayed by the other, making the whole "debate" a waste of time
and D, something that every new poster here needs to realize: This site is generally populated by those who are pretty damn tired of life in general. Example being /DEP/. Imagine a man here finally musters the energy in to making a post, pouring some of what's left of his heart in to giving advice or an experience for like-minded people to read, hoping to get at least one response to fulfill his monthly need for human interaction. Then he comes back after a short, broken sleep to see that his post has been swept under the rug by two arrogant idiots trying to get the last word in on the subject of Zombie Reagan Vs. Sputnik's Ghost, plus a troll baiting either side of that subject, then several users telling them to go back to /pol/, and finally a user who came to the thread to discuss the real subject announcing that he's leaving the site because political idiots managed to infiltrate. That could easily ruin the guys entire week. And no, that's not a hypothetical scenario. It's happened several times over the years, it still does happen, and it will happen more if those aching to spout politics don't have a thread made just for that. If you actually belong here and feel any amount of sympathy for other users of this site, you'll know better than to even lightly provoke such useless, endless discussion outside of where it is already happening.>>50034
This is exactly what I'm talking about.>in the wageslave thread we can complain about a system that makes us into wageslave rather than free laborers freely ass blah blah bvlah
You are a true jackass. People don't go in to the wageslave thread to read about how exploitive system X is better than exploitive system Y. That post you linked had already succeeded in doing what I outlined above. Those kind of out-of-nowhere tirades that appear to be on-topic on the surface, but can only devolve in to substanceless banter already being covered in the politics thread are exactly the kind of posts that instigated the motion to have a politics thread in the first place.
Would you erect a guerilla recruitment office on the grounds of a monastery? Only if you were either a complete idiot or trying to piss off the monks. Keep your calls for social revolution out of the suicide support group you heartless idiot.