If it is okay, then why has every post on this topic been critical of one topic? Just block it already.
I'm critical of the constant arguments (which is typically in the Politics & Religion threads . . . . although as previously mentioned ANY thread can and has busted out in personal attacks). I will block a thread or category when I feel moved to do so. That's not the point at all anyway.
I think posts will come back beyond the handfull of posters now when the extremes level out. Right now, it's pretty much politics. NOT an interest for me and many I'm sure. But I continue to look in and I post when I see something that interests me.
Arpydave, yes . . . the novelty has passed. But, that's OK. Not posting just to hear yourself talk or see your name is hilarious! GREAT advice! ! ! !
Holding the posts when emotional is also great advice.
ell, I clearly remember the "mentality" of not so long ago and because of that I try to avoid the politics and religion stuff anymore so I don't know about it being elevated from that time. But the sheer thought sends a chill down my back. I can't imagine it being uglier.
But, never say never I guess.