- Nov 17, 2011
I'd like that.Mr Ink 5000 said:Are we bringing back the D'n'D playing pornstars?
I really hope what you're doing, Russ, I really do, I would love the Escapist to come back as the media site it used to be, but I would hate to see it torn apart again by the staff and content providers getting out of touch with their audience and failing to mend and moderate the divisions that arose.Russ Pitts said:This is exactly the kind of political BS we're not in the mood for anymore. You're free to have an opinion about the political leanings of anyone involved on this website so long as you keep that to yourself. Posting about it here tells me you want to debate that, or in some other way call that person's politics to account. That's going to be an instaban in future.
You've been warned.
As Jamcie and Callate pointed to above, leaving politics at the door may just be an unrealistic expectation, but the least we, as the audience, can ask for is a measure of good faith, And we, as forum members, should return this good faith, of course.
Discussions are not meant to be won, they are to be understood, and I've always felt that way towards opinion pieces too, the writer should present their viewpoint as clearly and succinctly as possible and (if applicable) depict opposing viewpoints as accurately as they are argued, not as they are perceived.
I really hope that the Escapist can be rebuilt, visiting the site has been like watching the remains of a broken-down ruin with the occasional rat scurrying underneath the brickwork, the return of active management has made me hopeful and I hope that optimism may be satisfied as we proceed.
You can make the Escapist great again.
So please, do.