reply to post by ZeuZZ
I know, it sucks, and I wish it weren't so, but we've been down that road so many, many times there's just no going back.
Personally, I wish we could talk about the whole gamut, especially the War on Drugs (i.e., the biggest criminal conspiracy in human history), but we
inevitably end up being derailed by the "dude, I'm so high" crowd and people talking about how many plants they grow in their backyards or how they
make meth in their kitchens.
Yes, we could moderate such threads diligently, like we have thousands of times before, but in the end, it's just not worth the abuse our staff
I've lost track of how many accounts I've personally had to terminate over this (especially those of "protestors" who deliberately violate the
and hassle us for it), but it's a very large number, and certain to
grow, because it's one of a small list of things for which we may immediately ban even longstanding accounts.
Having said that, and noting the close correlation between threads like this and someone deciding to jump in, be a jerk about it and get banned, I'm
closing this thread.
That doesn't mean I'm not willing to talk about it. By all means, if you want to discuss things like this via
, you will find a sympathetic ear.
But alas, the policy itself is firm, non-negotiable and, given the history of the subject, unlikely to change anytime soon.