In the last year or so I've seen death stories come by more and more often. They never make me happy, and that's what I look for on this website. Games make me happy and so does reading about them.
I know that the death of a person is a tragic, but I believe this is used as a pretense while the actual consensus is about politics, laws and opinions which often hit too close to home. This website does not allow us to talk about politics, for the obvious reason that people victimize themselves when they debate about trigger-happy subjects.
So let's assume that we all do what the moderators, content-writers and site administrators want from us. I think that the only comments that are really wanted are very conformist: "it's a tragedy, it's sad and we feel for the family related to the person that died". And that's something plenty of people disagree with for the reason that we've never met this person and just because we have a little bit of common ground (games) we don't have to feel stronger for this person's death compared to any others'.
A website that strongly discourages people to state their opinions (even if it's hurtful) promotes looking blindly at reality and closes people off to each other. Why can't we just keep listening even though we're hurt?
And not to mention that often when these death-stories happen they blame and sue the game company and try their very best to convince everyone around them that they're right. I mean come on, how many stories have we heard where someone died because of some World of Warcraft thing? How many times have we criticized this? I can't press enough how silly this is... We have debated it for decades and now suddenly the opinions switch? Really guys, [b]this is all about political correctness and you know it[/b].
Before things get too melodramatic, let me just emphasize this point once again. This website is about games, their news and the community's opinions. This website used to be about the development about games, not anything else. If we see a post that goes very closely with politics and you guys don't like us sharing our opinions, don't post them here.
Maybe, in a far future, everyone will have a thicker skin and see things more clearly.