Most of the moderator actions I perform on the forum are pretty boring: like changing the category of a topic or splitting a topic that’s become messy into two. But very occasionally I’ll actually delete a thread. This has happened three times: one was a spammy advertisement and two were posts saying essentially “I’m not going to use this product because you put #defundthepolice under your logo”.
I deleted those latter two because I think the message they’re trying to communicate is “fuck off with your radical bullshit” which my reply would be merely “fuck off”. There isn’t a discussion to be had here, so using the forum seems silly.
Though I did invite both users to join us on Discord where I’d be happy to tell them to fuck off, since the format is much looser.
I’m creating this thread because I want ya’ll to know what actions I take as a moderator and to give ya’ll an opportunity to comment on them.