It was decided we'd have way more fun poking fun at topics like that than deleting them
This was about why would you respond. And, your answer is so you could have more fun poking fun at topics. Come on! When a subject is wrong - involves a blog ... you want to have fun.
That is entirely wrong! I've seen enough (before they were deleted) that I didn't think should be deleted.
I hope it wasn't because it was about a Canadian subject just because you (Kuki) are Canadian.
And, why is it important for you to have "fun poking fun at topics". Isn't it more important to keep CM up to their higher standards than "poking fun"?
CM has high standards?
The decision wasn't mine, and had nothing to do weather it was from Canada or from Lithuania. (though Lithuanian politics can be quite controversial).
It was decided by the deciders that political discussions would be allowed to remain as long as the topics were discussed and the posters respected the rights to have differing opinions.
We all have differing opinions on ships, cruise lines, clothing requirements, etc. and the same rules apply.
We've allowed all sorts of discussions and off subjects to be bandied about, so why not some more controversial subjects... as long the discussions they lead to don't cross the line of civility?
I concur with Kuki. The decision was to let some of these topics stay on the board unless people begin personally attacking each other. The community can police itself a bit and the moderators don't have to pull every post because it "may" cause controversy. If that was the case I'd pull every post that asked about smoking, smuggling booze and kids in the pool.
Overall it's been successful but a few people have gone over the line.
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