Sunshine Jesse, on 31 Jan 2018 - 09:20 AM, said:On an unrelated note, I don't like how this thread was moved into debates. Like I know it turned into a debate, but it didn't start as one and it's starting to seem like almost every thread in general/misc that spawns a substantive discussion is being moved here.I don't think there's anything super wrong with that per se but I'd much prefer it if Debates was reserved for targeted debate on a subject that's evident from the first post. It really gives off the impression that meaningful discussion doesn't belong anywhere else.
My decision making is admittedly rash. Typically, when I see a topic blow up in responses (especially in relation to more heated topics ranging from general politics to religion, immigration, war, etc.) I instinctively move it to Debates. Why? Hard to explain. I think it may be because I see an objective point of view that will raise bias and I think it's better to get ahead of it than to let it swell up and explode into a war.
However, that's both foolish and misleading. I can neither guarantee that the topic will continue to grow nor can I be assured that whatever biases may appear will result in great conflict.
So, I'd like to hear your thoughts on how to best proceed with topics in both General and Debates when it comes to moving those topics between the two. How would you like me to proceed in the future?