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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: Wookiep
There is not currently any plans to shut down the Political Mud Pit forum, or to make any drastic changes to it.
That said: every member that tends to be active there should review our rules for that forum. Back in Feb of this year, ATS staff noticed an up swing of people using the PMP to simply try and troll other members with personal insults, and creating threads that are not political in nature. That is not what the PMP is for. So many of you may want to refresh yourselves of the rules for the Pit:
We (staff) do notice however that members who tend to spend a lot of time in the Mud Pit, have a bad habit of trying to post in threads outside of the Pit like they are in the Pit, often resulting in post removals. It's a good idea to double check where you are before posting a reply to something, least you end up with a post removed.
Also keep in mind that the Pit is not a place for any to just insult other members on a personal level. That is not what the Pit is for and is explained in the rules.
The above in the box is just my personal opinion as a member here.
Again: There is no staff plans to shut down the PMP or do any major changes at this time.
originally posted by: Wookiep
a reply to: eriktheawful
Unfortunately, this is happening in the real world outside of ATS and the Mud Pit as well. Politics have caused a deep divide on both sides, it's changing many people, and often for the worse. I think we are all affected by it in some way or another. It's hard to imagine that it's not all on purpose.