NexOriginsaid: Mexksaid: fast entering an area which categorically falls beyond the realm of what can be considered appropriate for the RuneScape forumsCan you clarify what "area" that is specifically?
It's one thing to have a discussion about valid concerns regarding a proposed law which could potentially affect some content in RuneScape, and another to discuss the use of hate speech symbols/gestures. As it was mentioned multiple times, submitting a tipoff report to Jagex is the way to go for the original topic.
To address your question. It's the area where the thread started to take a turn where it was less about the original topic, and more about free speech/censorship, most notably regarding the use of symbols that are commonly associated with Nazism/Neo-Nazism, that's where we all on the moderation team believe that this kind of discussion doesn't have any place on the RuneScape forums. These types of discussions are better suited for political message boards, rather than the Off Topic section of the RS forums.
It's probably best to stray away from having deep conversations about sensitive topics like politics, religion, nationalism, etc, on the RS forums, and keep these discussions via outside channels that are better suited for that. These discussions lead to nowhere, and simply put a damper on most people's experience.Community Manager for Jagex
Brandon summarised things quite nicely above, so I will refer to his post and only reiterate how there are numerous other, far better suited websites to conduct such discussions on. The RuneScape forums are, after all, primarily intended to concern RuneScape.
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