Wow, that is a LOT of comments thus far. First off @Steampugs needs to stay right here !!! Second, I might have a higher tolerance level than some, but I’ve not seen any reviews that contained anything that was that bad. A little wink-ity wink never hurt a review that I know of. I think the one single biggest issue is the sexual derailments that have been mentioned above. I may have contributed to a few derails, but after a while, as others have stated, the derails get kind of tiring. I sure hope I don’t have to stop, “That’s what SHE said”, and the like, but trimming down some of the rediculous back and forth derails wouldn’t hurt anyone. Having a dumping ground for things that got out of control isn’t a bad idea either, BUT, still technically part of the site, so not sure how much traction that gets.
Personally I’d like to see a new “likes for snitches” program, so for every thread I report, I get more likes. I’m ALWAYS running out !!! Kidding, no likes for snitches please. I would like MO likes by the way.
I’ve been down this road before, on a large forum, and had minors, and adults both present. We made sure the open public side was tight as a drum, the adult/member side was looser, but we still kept it from getting to out of control, mostly by mods. I’m assuming the same thoughts are in play here as well, so having dealt with that, I can appreciate at least why an attempt is being made.
As others have stated, I would hate to see the pendulum swing TOO far, as that could/would/might really leave people more WORRIED about what or how to post, than THE post, which could proved to be crippling. @Ken_O_Where hasn’t sounded like he was trying to go heavy handed into this, but capping some of the crap, and derails, so I’m not overly concerned. Having a place where you can let loose a little more, wouldn’t be a bad idea either, and entering at your own risk (if you have kids present, looking at your monitor), would be assumed.