Okay, I'll start with some context. I was on vacation last week, and so actually tried to break my SE addiction. :) Over the course of that time, I really missed my beloved Christianity.SE, but this site, honestly, not so much.
We long ago lost one moderator, and while I cannot speak for Yannis, I definitely have to work much more here to keep my commitment. Put another way, I'm not having the fun here that I once did.
If you ask me, How does C.SE make the internet a better place, I can tell you:
- We deal in facts, but we are free to put them in context.
- We have fun with each other, even in our answers, but still have scholarship.
- We really do some real thinking around serious issues.
I truly believe that all three could be true of politics as well. But you know what? I don't see it. In fact, I am actually quite frustrated by this site. I have my grievances (and I'm sure that as a moderator, you have grievances about me.) I'd like to know what those are. Please, as a moderator, feel free to tell me I need to close more questions or leave more open. Tell me I suck - but tell me why. Just tell me what we all can do to make the internet a better place, through this site.
In short, what is worthwhile about politics.se, and what needs to change to make this a better place?