@drebin_893 said:@sweep said: @andrewb said: Man... the Giant Bomb comments have been about on the level of Youtube comments lately.If people actually flagged offensive comments like they were supposed to instead of repeatedly writing "the comments here have been shitty lately" then we'd be able to clean up after people a lot faster.We can't stop people writing stupid shit, all we can do is remove them from our community as fast as possible. If you want to see the forums improve then when you see someone being a dick, contact a mod or flag the comment. Writing "comments are bad on the internet" helps nobody and actually enforces the idea that this isn't a nice place to be, which is untrue.I wasn't intending to post again but what you've written there is really scary, Sweep. I'm sad and disappointed that there are people out there that hold these opinions and are self-serious enough to write lengthy, indignant pieces in a comments section of a video, but that doesn't mean that they should be flagged, or that there should be an expectation that they should be deleted. It's sad that these opinions exist and are expressed in such a vitriolic fashion, but if you deleted the comments then those opinions would still exist. If the community is increasingly this way, then I may not like it but it isn't right to try and pretend the community is something that it isn't....what? So if someone makes a new account and posts something horrific, even if we delete the comment and ban the account that person is still to be deemed a reflection of the community here? I don't think that's reasonable. All we can do to dictate the general atmosphere of the site is remove the comments that break the rules and leave the ones that don't. That's how it works on every site everywhere. We aren't telling people what opinions they should or shouldn't have, merely trying to make sure that everyone is expressing themselves in a way that doesn't make others uncomfortable. If you think that's scary then I'd love to hear some alternatives.