Originally Posted by Mark Lenders
On paper, this sounds great, but what was the practical effect of moving this thread here? Killing off the discussion basically, which is something mods were well aware would happen. It seems like almost no one on MTF ever studied Law, or even some introductory concepts at all. Bending the rules is sometimes necessary and fairer than abiding by them strictly. This is why we have humans and not bots in positions of authority.
In this case, does this thread belong in this section? Most definitely. Should it have been moved while it was still very active? Absolutely not because it totally killed off the discussion. It's like some of the idiotic thread merges on GM, which only make sense once the topic dies off - something that ironically would make the moderators' job easier.
If the issue matters to you, you will take the "extra effort" (moving your computer mouse to the scrollbar and finding the bottom of the page, I guess
) to go to the other subforum. In a virtual environment, what makes one "place" more convenient than another? It's not like you have to walk to it.
People like to complain but when someone says "go line up to vote" or "come out to a town hall meeting and make your voice heard" or "go to the rally" then it's like "oh, that's so inconvenient, so much work... oh look, Amazing Race is on TV."
Like those people who can't be bothered to go and vote once in 4 years. Everyone wants change so long as they don't have to exert themselves.