Friend, I've "been here" as long as you have. I've also had lots of great discussions about those "controversial" topics in these boards. And I've too many times seen those conversations destroyed before they end by people who can't help but disrupt something they claim to not even care about in the first place. I'm sick of that. And I don't think trying to create a minimum standard of respect in those discussions is too much to ask.
Giant Bomb is precious to me, and I assure you, I won't "get there soon enough" because I still value being able to have fun and discuss games and culture with people who value them like I do. Your apathy is a choice, not an eventuality. But I guess, fuck me for caring. :/
Agreed. I've been here since day one--as if seniority actually mattered with this situation--and I can say this directed towards anyone who disagrees with this:
The Mods don't like empty quote posts. The mods don't like "lol" posts. Contribute some actual discussion, or don't post. If you don't think the thread belongs on Giant Bomb in the first place, flag it an move on.