The reason why the moderator needs to clean up the threads is because this a product debate not a political debate or a podium for personal attacks. Once the trolling starts they unfortunately have to shut down both sides of an argument or else they appear to be taking sides.videoeditting wrote: ↑ As you can see no one seem to care about your comment and you moderators have a lot of work to do. Also the Costco similar thread has 8 pages of nonsense. Maybe is time for a change:
1. Create a button close to thumbs up called Not useful or something else. If 3 or 5 users hit that, the reply should be moved to the general discussion from the HOT deals. You can also create a policy rule for users who have more than X replies moved to receive a notification.
You can implement this rule starting with my post....i don't care if it is moved as long as you consider this suggestion.
However, I would strongly advise against wholesale censoring comments critical of a product for ethical or environmental reasons. Doing so is effectively taking the side of that product's producers because one is silencing criticisms about that product. Lead gasoline and asbestos in homes are banned today because some choose to speak out rather than censor legitimate criticism of those products. Criticism of some product might offend some but that's the whole point of having a forum debate pro-con of a product - to work out if we should buy it. Granted it's a difficult job for moderator figure out where to draw the line, but as long as its civil, and doesn't turn into a general left-right political debate, I think they should keep the comments intact. What you have to say might appear like nonsense to others but I'm sure you can appreciate you have a right to say your own criticisms or defense of xyz product.