I’d like to initiate some discussion about the existence of non-cannabis categories on our board. Yes, I mean the notorious Tank(#sharks-tank) and Political Wars (#smokers-lounge:political-war-debate) category which were part of 2000’ OG era… I think it is vital to make our past decisions a subject of revisiting and new discussion…
There were lately some issues brought by members regarding bad behaviour, name calling and offensive posting. It seems like it stemmed in those two categories and I had to explain that Political and Tank are unmoderated.
From my observations it seems like those can be source of antagonism and animosities that can spread to other categories… Specially nowadays when people are split by political views almost 50:50.
The question is do we need non-cannabis categories on cannabis forum?
I know that freedom of speech is one of key values for cannabis growers & proponents. But does it help the overall atmosphere on forum?
How do you feel about those categories…?