Originally Posted by m@T
maybe we should just close DT.
Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Gee, whatever do you mean? [/wallogina threak]
Anyway, closing DT won't really solve the problem of bad judgment; it will just result in people posting weird/nasty shit in regular forums.
Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Seriously, just close DT.
I'm ambivalent about closing DT. On the one hand, I like it - not as much as I once did, and perhaps part of that is seeing it in a downward trend of idiocy and smarm. I don't know where people get the idea that it's a safe playground for stupid crap, other than it being restricted access, and I think it beats posting funny threads in other sub-fora and hoping people catch on to the humor.
But on the other hand, if people decide that DT is a safe haven for a race to the gutter, then I am just not interested. I think that the sub-forum description ("...Often NSFW") on the directory is probably a waving red flag that people are taking as license to post the outrageous. (You've labeled it as likely NSFW, therefore, it's okay to post my NSFW stuff there
I see three things that would work:
1. Senior member shout-downs or ignores at the really dumb crap posted
2. Time-outs and bans for NSFW/serious trolling/porn (with a pinned thread much like the standards of CE behavior)
3. Close DT for a time.
I'd prefer to see 1 and 2 working together, if I had a say.