>>92170655>Like stupid shipwar arguments still have more relevance than that.
You think they would, but in reality 99% of the time they don't.
The only part of shipping that can be relevant to the show is when people try to impartially argue how the relationship between two characters will progress in the series.
But shipping is inherently partial; if people are "shipping" two characters romantically, they desire a particular outcome. They're not aiming to figure out the most likely outcome, they're aiming for a particular outcome in accordance with their fantasies.
So the large majority of shipwar arguments are not impartial. They often rely on leaps and assumptions, subjective interpretations of vague information. That's also why they never end; none of their arguments are sound enough to convince the other side (it's also in part because people believe so strongly in their own ships).
It ends up being people trying to justify their own romantic fantasies instead of people trying to figure out what will happen in the future of the show.
Now to be clear, IMO both kinds of discussion are fine and should be allowed (personally, I prefer AU-posting because it's less vitriolic than shipfag-posting, but both have the potential to be fun).
The real problem as I see it is
1) people like different kinds of discussion, but everyone is in the same thread
2) making different threads for each sub-topic (e.g. lore, shipping, AUs) might be considered thread-spamming or generals, and get banned
People are being forced to sift through content they don't like/care about, and understandingly complaining.
Really the channel system on Discord is great for organizing discussion, but Discord abandons anonymity and it's private, so it's not really a replacement.