Well if some peoples stopped seeing those who don't share their exact self righteous view of the world as being racist, nazi, misogynist, alt-right or for the other side (because both "side" does it) regressive-leftist, woke, SJW, etc... it could not only prevent some to be tempted by the more extremist member of their respective side but it could also help having more constructive discussions.
Racist, misogynist, alt-right and nazi views exist here and are unfortunately very frequently expressed on this forum.
To my knowledge, one of the people who expressed literally nazist views in almost all of his posts was banned from this forum just a short while ago; another seems to have stopped posting. An unashamed homophobic troll has been made to leave as well I think; and someone who frequently expressed views that bordered on pedophily has left when the gamergate thread was closed, which was naturally home to deeply troubling homophobic, transphobic and misogynist views.
So excuse me if I don't exactly feel as if I misapplied certain derogatory labels, making civilized discussion impossible in the process. The civilised discussion was made impossible by those views, and this is still going on as we speak. Pointing them out is a fairly helpful thing, however offensive you may find that.
I'm all with Telika concerning facilitating constructive discussion. We're e.g. facing hostility towards informed and intellectual discourse. We're seeing a theatre of age old cheerleading performances instead of progress on the basis of knowledge and compassion.
@fables Do you find this sort of post acceptable? I don't! Treat this as a report.
I feel that some people have taken your recent action as affirming their "side" and to the detriment of those who disagree. At least 5 individuals who are lauding your actions have played a significant role in the destruction of civility on this forum.
The first is Vain, who continues to spread his hate. In this very thread, post 51 talking about "xenophobic hate mongers" "spreading their toxic waste"; repeated again in post 158 "xenophobic hate". As well as the above "simplifications" of individual's positions on matters.
When the truth is that the vast majority of the people Vain complains about have valid concerns and discussion and Vain uses ad hominem attacks in lieu of actual arguments.
It is not "xenophobia" for someone to believe European countries are letting in too many immigrants for their own good.
It is not "misogyny" to publicly disagree with a certain cultural critic over her cherry-picked condemnation of her perceived sexism or racism in video games.
It is not "alt right" to support some positions of the President of the United States who was fairly elected by a representative majority.
And none of these positions makes one a "nazi" either....
Additionally, you have Dtgreene and Telika who call anyone who disagrees with anything they say racist or transphobic or TinyE and Breja who will derail any thread they don't like while insulting those involved in the thread.
It is not "transphobic" to question whether being lesbian, gay or transgender truly form at birth. Nor is it "transphobic" to point out the significant inadequacies of certain studies claiming this to be true.
If you want this to stop, you need to set an example that shows no favoritism to certain so-called "leftist" viewpoints when they are discussed in an equally toxic manner.