Closing threads don’t make the issues go away.
Banning peope also don’t solve the problem.
Community Conflict Resolution Policy:
I would add a prefix to all the threads, which end up in mud fight (MUD_) and maybe have a policy that they are closed 5 days a week and open on weekends. This also makes sure people only engage if it’s really worth their prescious weekend time.
It would warn any member of the Community that it’s not a fun place to go, and they should do it with their own responsibility.
This would possibly bring some balance back to the Forum, but also let the issues be settled somehow.
It would also have a cool down period for emotions and promote constructive resolution instead of personal insults.
It would also encourage to settle things outside the Forum in private during the cool down period.
It would still give our free speech and opinion, which is currently under severe censorship.
It would still bring the publicity certain topics deserve no matter how painful and difficult for the stomach they are.
We are discussing really important issues here about Community Power Centralization, Ambassador fitness & title, usage or Anonymity, Ambassadors publicly lying & humiliating other members, etc.
No matter the toxicity around these threads the core problems are really important and you can’t just ignore them.
Now you would only need a reliable protocol how to declare a thread muddy
Next to this I would implement the Community Anonymity Usage Policy below, which needs a bit of work, but would limit the constants misuses of the Anonymity status for political and other bullying tactics.
By the way these policies should be exactly the work by the Community Management Team of the CF. I wonder what are they getting paid for?!