Originally Posted by r...
Shutting down CE just means those threads will pop up elsewhere on the board. Plus there is a wealth of knowledge held by certain posters on those subjects if the convo gets past ad homs and the like. Maybe just ensuring poasters dont drag their CE tiffs into OT threads in other sub-fora is the right thing for now.
There are some good discussions of substance in CE, and some that are totally innocuous. However, there are also many that are basically soapboxes for holders of a particular viewpoint to quote an article from a partisan writer, and throw in their gloating "See? See? See? I'm right you're wrong!" comments. These should be locked much, much more frequently, before they disintegrate into a quote from partisan hack X, retorted by a poll that really doesn't shed any light on the original question but allows for further gloating, ad nauseum. Actually, maybe I should start "training" those sorts of threads.