1Dezzy6 days ago I'm not sure why the owners of the site have suddenly decided to turn it into a "progressive" activism blog (ala Polygon, Kotaku, Resetera), but after nothing like this for about a decade, we've now had about 4-5 articles along these lines in about 3 weeks. It seems like a clear deliberate change in direction and nature of the site, and it's not one that I can get onboard with. I considered just ignoring it, given that it's only a handful of articles, but ultimately I think when you're a serial poster like I am (who invests quite a bit of time and energy into the sites and forums I'm part of), it is quite important to me that I only contribute to sites where I agree with the general ethos and culture they're promoting. Voting with your feet and wallet is always something I've advocated for. For me, that doesn't really involve pushing any kind of political activism into entertainment/fiction (even when I happen to agree with it). I hated it when conservative christians did this stuff in the 90s, I hated it when the pro-war "patriots" did this in the 2000s in response to 9/11 (recall they were the people who canceled 6 Days in Fallujah the first time around), and I hate it now that it's the so-called "progressive" activists doing it (I don't consider encouraging people to identify primarily based on their skin colour to be progressive in any way, hence the quotation marks) Anyway, just thought I'd say my goodbyes to all the people I've enjoyed talking to here over the years. This has been by far one of the better internet forums I've been a member of. Special kudos to the moderators Octane, Eel and Joey (sure I'm missing some others?), who I assume aren't actually paid to do this. I hope they don't replace you with Resetera-style Inquisitors anytime soon. I'll maybe check back in with the site in about 3 years time, to see how things have progressed (or deteriorated), but for the forseeable future this will be my last post on the forum. All the best. It's dangerous to go alone! Stay at home.