Before responding, take a moment to learn the history of the PG subverse here.
Once you've done that, understand that giving mods the ability to moderate based on their knowledge of the narrative invites mods that will steer the narrative using their mod tools.
You'll get mods that allow this:
The Rule 1 problem is the biggest problem in the subverse in my opinion. Tons of quality material like children being given hormone blockers at age 3, Planned Parenthood misleading children to believe that a person is not male/female at birth using the word "gender", organ harvesting, etc...
... and delete real PG leads.
The original idea of this subverse was to have a running ARCHIVE of everything, because no other place seemed to be safe to do so. Posts being constant links and re-links to known solid direct connections to PG with a new connection highlighted for others to look at and follow. After a while, parts of that should have gone into this sticky, and would be considered more or less canon for future leads.
The original idea of the RULES of this subverse was to keep everything in a very structured and easily-parsed format, allowing the mods to simply clean up the stuff that wasn't formatted properly, and didn't pass the direct-link muster. This would prevent the mods from pushing their own narrative, and allow them to keep the place clean enough so that both the new and the veteran could pick up the torch with relative ease.
Now to the discussion of the rule, and the possible changing of this entire subverse.
If you want a modification of any part of rule 1, state clearly the exact part(s) and justify your position.
CONCLUSION OF THE DISCUSSION - - NO REAL MOMENTUM FOR RULE CHANGE
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I'm not seeing a lot of movement to change the definition here. I've seen some users agree with a tighter definition, then agree with a looser one. I'm not really sure where some of you stand atm, what argument you think was best, or what ideas were best.
I'm seeing a lot of "combine this with pedogate" which, as far as I know, is just generally about pedophiles wherever, whenever, however. I posit that doing so would simply erode this place into a free-for-all for shill sliding.
Despite 290 comments, there was surprisingly little about the actual rule. I'd wager a good 40% was attacking MF, 20% wanting to combine with pedogate, 10% wanting rule change, 10% wanting no rule change, and 20% ESOTERICshade wasting everyone's fucking time.
A lot of the issues lately have been the interpretation of "elites". I'm of the mind that the DC elites directly linked to Podesta is what it was referring to, not a mayor or state-level official.