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Dec 14 16 3:35 PM

Well to be fair, the sites (and the forum) turn from "criticized terrible webcomics" to SWC /pol/ edition.

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Dec 14 16 4:44 PM

Not to be a pedant, but "SWC /pol/ edition" is pretty damn redundant.

Anyways, it's hard to avoid political discussions if you're covering comics that are political in nature. And as far as I know, all the well-known right leaning bad webcomics have already been done, whereas left leaning bad webcomics are now in vogue with all sorts of artists. That tends to skew the discussion a bit, though I will admit that people's personal leanings are still a factor. At the very least, I like to think that those of us who already know each other can have an engaged discussion rather than the shitflinging you see on /pol/.

If you don't want to take part in the discussion, that's fine, but if you find yourself wanting to leave, not because there's any sort of political discussion, but because you find more voices disagreeing with you than you're comfortable with, then maybe you'll want to consider if it's because you're too insecure to argue your own viewpoint? Because nobody here's going to stop you. If you make a claim, people are going to scrutinize it, and you can scrutinize their claims in turn. Nobody here really cares about winning or losing arguments so much as trying to dissect good and bad arguments.

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Dec 19 16 9:47 PM

sera234 wrote:
Well to be fair, the sites (and the forum) turn from "criticized terrible webcomics" to SWC /pol/ edition.

The relaunch of SWC is overall better than the old SWC in terms of /pol/ level shitposting, making fun of Kate Leth,  re-posting talesof4chan, and porn. A lot of that still happens to an extent but there's actual reviews of real comics now.

I laugh at the idea of BWW becoming more /pol/-like. It's not a social justice warrior echo chamber, so that automatically makes it /pol/? Lol, seriously?

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Dec 19 16 11:38 PM

Same here. I was looking for a definition as well.

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Dec 20 16 6:57 AM

SWC = shitty webcomics. It was a tumblr blog that, for a while, did point out flaws in webcomics, but most of it was just shitposting. I knew of it as I used SWC as a way to quickly look up specific pages from webcomics, as well as keep track of author drama like that time Aaron Diaz got in fight with Mary Cagle and then pretended it never happened. Over time, however, SWC stopped focusing on webcomics and turned into /pol/. Eventually they got banned, then came back under a new name, then the original mod left and was taken over by a guy who actually does webcomic reviews again.

Essay mod would know more - he used to be part of SWC.

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Dec 20 16 8:03 AM

Ah right thank you, that website-slash-tumblr I have heard of.

Also on the subject of Mods, I saw you said earlier, you said you weren't a mod, well colour me surprised. By choice is it?

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Dec 20 16 8:18 AM

Nope, nobody asked me.

More accurately, I'm not a mod on these forums, but I got mod powers on the main website mostly to help deal with vandalism. I don't know if I'd make a good forum moderator though since I tend to be hands-off in a lot of discussions.

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Dec 20 16 8:28 AM

Right, because I had seen that in relation to the main site hence my confusion.

I actually think being largely hands off would work here because even though it's no secret there's groupings who widely disagree with each other on non-webcomic related matters, we've mostly done a good job of keeping things decent insofar as not escalating things indefinitely to blowing out. We know when to wind back for the best part.

There is Smash occasionally taking the scissors to threads but I'd actually be disappointed if he didn't.

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