Pondering our opt-in politics categories:
Politics topics were originally squirrelled away into an opt-in category because they became divisive, non-local and niche-interest - but still generated a lot of posts and could easily overwhelm other forum activity.
Splitting into two politics categories was a step in the right direction - @general_politics remains a category best avoided by most forum members, but #local-politics is comparatively well behaved, more relevant to SE23 residents and less overwhelming in terms of number of posts.
Maybe it’s time to make #local-politics a public (as opposed to opt-in) category.
What do you think?
- Make Local Politics a public category
- Keep Local Politics opt-in
- Other (please comment)
- Don’t mind either way