[draft fragment from June!]
My larger concern is the tone of this extract from the description:
In some way that I can't even begin to understand, I've been given the opportunity and responsibility to be a part of helping the disenfranchised at a moment of crisis in American history.
That’s a little… overwrought.
Coming down explicitly on the Social Justice side may exacerbate some tensions that hide under the surface* – consider the mods’ stated willingness to kill threads about homelessness. It could cause a schism or hard split[s] in the community:
SJWs, the emotionally-driven, and the helpless (actual or learned) stay on the forum in an increasingly co-dependant tailspin. Bob continues to be MIA in the forum.
preppers**, survivalists and MAGA folks head to those forums (like the survival podcast forum) and make vandwelling subforums there. I think that’d be productive, actually. Little spinoffs.
Non-political and low-drama DIYers go backchannel and pick who they help based on whatever criteria they choose. Possibilities:
*because of the ban on political posts, which I fully support.
**I am a prepper but not MAGA