THEBILLDOZERI'm not saying that you not responding is making the threads shit
I'm saying that you not giving anyone to go off of is making the threads shit
if you posed an objective to the thread, or offered something for people to talk about it would make your threads so much better
like it would literally clean up so many of the memes and shit people posted because the thread would actually have an objective beyond "this exists"
like yeah you have feathers and aiera and gabby posting but they're already a for sure deal. if you want people on your side you have to make people talk about things you want to have heard.
as it stands people are gonna see the Bill when you just post it and go but then the meming comes in because there's no objective. while the bill is still going to be the fest thing anyone in this thread sees, the rest of it makes it look bad.
The majority of the things I post about I find on either small-leftist subreddits (where literally all the post is is a link) or twitter (where all there is is 144 characters with the link). Somehow the conversation in those places always manages to be civil and stay on topic with either none or almost no direction from the original poster.
Like I don't mind that the majority of people in the U.S. don't care about trans rights. I literally already know that from polling. But don't spew random bullshit about how me not putting a ton of effort into the original post is somehow making the threads bad when this stuff is literally posted in other areas and the conversations go just fine. The people that make up your average gaming competitive community are just even more likely to be "conservative on social issues" (to put it politely) than normal. Compounded by the fact that the stuff I'm posting about is often already disagreed with by over 50% of the U.S. public, of course the thread is going to be full of memes and hostility.