On the Subject of Misty Threads
by, 25th February 2011 at 05:01 PM (720 Views)
Excuse me, this will have a lot of unprofessionalism, because I've had it up to HERE about this...
I do not believe in major censorship. I think that if members are able to discuss subjects in a calm and rational manner without overstating their claims or getting off topic, then fine. Have fun.
This is why I defended not banning Misty from the anime forums. It would be unfair for her fans who wish to discuss about her in a reasonable manner.
On the other hand, as Karamazov stated in a previous blog, Misty is a cursed name. Mentioning her in a thread will cause COMPLETE RUIN to whatever discussion follows it. History has proven it here, here, here, here, here and don't forget the recent two that just popped up.
Now look through those threads...everything that needs to be said about Misty has probably already been said. I don't mind this, I mean it's not like conversations don't regenerate themselves in the anime forums (So many "Ash's best team" and "Best OP" threads have been made), but none are so elusive and touchy as this.
Which is why I felt so godamn awful when someone actually had the courtesy of asking to make a Misty thread before posting it, and I had to tell that user to wait a while...because the outcome would likely be the same.
There is really no hope for a decent Misty conversation, is there? There really isn't a middle ground with her fans/non-supporters, is there?
The VA ban was put in place for the betterment of the forums at the time; wars and off-topicness was rampant everywhere. When it was first instated, I did not support the decision at all, and for the record, I'm super glad it's been been repealed. But I understand the reasoning behind it - rules and bans are put in place because they help regulate harmony and non-conflict among the users.
So does that mean that I'd be in favor of a "Misty ban?" Honestly, I really don't know. I want to believe in you guys (the anime regulars), but every time I see "this thread will turn to shit because Misty's mentioned," my heart breaks a little. Ignore it, report it or try to get back on topic, but take your negativity elsewhere, PLEASE.
Sorry for all that (if you read it), feel free to criticize me or call me out. I'm just sick of it. What are your opinions on this?
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