ThreadThe mental health of this community [Read Staff Post Before Posting]
That was only part of the complaints. The other part was placing politics into a separate forum where serious issues would go ignored, and there was a lot of disdain for this idea. That's obviously not what the staff were trying to do, and serious topics would still be allowed in an entertainment section (just like they are on gaming side), but this concern still persisted and I can empathise with why. A lot of people really value that such issues garner serious discussion here. Given the intensity of the backlash though, I think it's quite unlikely it will be attempted again. At least any time soon.