This is something that's been on my mind for months now, but I've been staying silent on the issue to try and avoid going full keyboard warrior in our Lewd community. I just can't do that anymore though, because this needs to be said.
I am fucking sick of seeing all this anti-liberal, anti-Democrat, white supremacist propaganda in the Slack/Discord chatrooms. (and inevitably, whatever platform we move to in the near future) There's been a handful of members doing this, but I'm gonna go right ahead and single you out on this, @Saikou, because it's become painfully obvious to me that you are the primary drive behind the problem. Almost every time I see you in the chat, you are slandering liberals, blacks, immigrants or pretty much anyone that tends to lean to the political left. In all honesty, I'd rather that politics weren't in the community at all, but I do respect that we have the Serious Discussion and /pol/ group as our designated political forums. Except, here's the problem: It still keeps leaking into the #lounge chat and subforums where it doesn't belong at all.
When I first joined Lewd.sx, I came here primarily for two reasons:
1. To share and discuss our passion for anime/manga/hentai and the like
2. To make some friends. And maybe play some video games with said new friends
For myself, this forum is an escape from the troubles of the real world. I don't have to think about work, or my personal life, or any problems at all. I can just come here for that sweet dose of 2D qt and chill out with other Lewdies in peace.
I did NOT join Lewd.sx to get sucked into bipartisan wars on political issues. Yet I repeatedly encounter this the more active I am here, and I gotta tell you, it is one hell of a buzzkill. It's getting to the point where I want to just mute all messages and posts from you Saikou, and the same goes for any others that follow your example. In my opinion, this sort of divisive content you keep pushing can only damage our community. It splits Lewd into "us" vs "them," and I can only imagine how that must look to all of our new members joining. (I seriously doubt that it makes a good first impression) If I really wanted to get into political debates, there are plenty of other places I could go to besides a hentai enthusiast forum.
You're probably wondering why I'm going public with this if it's escalating into a personal issue between myself and another forum member. The reason for that is I don't feel that keeping this between the two of us will actually get anything done. I want this addressed by our fellow members and staff, I want to know if I am alone or if anyone agrees that 1. These discussions have been leaking into forums/channels they don't belong and 2. If anyone else has found issue with another member's comments to be racist or bigoted
I really didn't want to stir up a commotion around this, but here I am writing this thread. I can't stop anyone from feeling or believing a certain way, but for fuck's sake, please know when to keep it to yourself and don't try to turn the entire community into a political board. If you must share your views on something political, go start a thread in Serious Discussion or /pol/, and NOWHERE ELSE.