Suggestion Hide the politics section by default

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There have been a number of suggestions to delete the section entirely. The general response is to confine political discussions to a single section so they don't get posted in the general off-topic chat. Multiple members have shared screenshots explaining how to hide threads from this section.

Given how disagreeable most members find it, I suggest treating it like the EoF. Give it a dedicated tab on the "Recent Content" section of the homepage. Hide it from the "All Content" and "Threads" tabs.
 

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Do most members find it disagreeable or just a vocal few?

If most then don't know about it is it ever going to get any better (whatever that might mean)?

To that end I would strongly oppose this one. The EOF and blogs get sectioned because signal to noise but good stuff happens a lot in the politics section.
 

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I never even noticed the politics section until seeing this thread, but there are some very good points here. I don't think we want it becoming an echo chamber like most facebook and reddit groups.

Not even sure I want to check it, but it feels like a responsibility to try to inform people about what is actually going on.
 

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Do you guys remember when I suggested to delete old threads to prevent necrobumps?
I do... this is kinda like that suggestion...
 

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I just hid the politic section from my main page. By going to this link
https://gbatemp.net/new/
you should be able to edit what sections you can see on your recent content tab on the main page.
By either tabbing the three horizontal dot on the right side in mobile
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“Customize this page” on desktop/landscape
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You get to add the sections you don’t want to show up on your main page.
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From there it’s just about pretending it doesn’t exist. You can also just block problem members if you really don’t want to see content from them.
 
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