That witch having deathtouch instead of lifelink makes me real sad.
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This post was marked as trolling/incitement (and I presumed infracted, but correct me if I'm wrong). I'm not presuming the content about deathtouch versus lifelink was what was considered the problem. I've seen other posters with BLM/defund the police support in their posts/sigs/etc, is that now being considered inappropriate on the forum? On its face, this feels concerning, but maybe there's some context I'm missing?
Hey friends, apologies in advance for the can of worms.
So, in July a thread in the Mill was modded because it veered into a discussion of how political correctness/representation had been influencing MtG negatively (in the opinion of some posters), a discussion loosely inspired by some aspect of a spoiled card (the art, if I'm not mistaken). I followed up with Feyd who said that those discussions tend to slip away from being focused on MtG so the staff regarded them as too hot to allow, a line of reasoning I can respect. I recommended that the staff consider devising a constructive way to facilitate a discussion because it was only going to continue coming up frequently across threads.
Given that the same conversation keeps coming up at least once in every spoiler season (twice in Eldraine already, by my count - once in the initial Oko reveal and again in the Mystical Dispute thread) and is showing no sign of going anywhere, is there a plan aside from modding threads as these disputes develop? I can't help feeling like that's just holding action because the underlying frustrations and conflict isn't going away, and the discussions are often going for hours if not a day before the staff have a chance to intervene. People have a lot of thoughts and feelings on representation in the game within the larger context of political correctness and social woes, and it's just going to keep coming up at every opportune moment. Locking threads and deleting posts (or even issuing warnings/infractions) doesn't seem to be making an impact.
I bring it up here and not on Feyd's helpdesk because it's clearly a problem centralized in the Mill (I do appreciate Feyd's input here and he ought to chime in if I'm off base bringing it up again) and has some impact on spoiler season (sapping staff time, derailing threads, making the Mill feel less welcoming when it's frequently the first subforum new people look at, etc).