Alright, now that the small talk is over, I'd like to direct your attention to something. Let's all turn the to the userinfo page. Go ahead, I'll wait here.
*da dum de dum...*
Okay- now that we're all on the same webpage; you see the name of the comm? Right below it, there's the purpose of the comm. It says :For posting funny (and occasionally deep) things said on LiveJournal
Funny. Occasionally deep, but mostly funny.
Recently, it's been brought to my attention a lot of people don't know this. I'm not sure how, but okay. Well, let's rectify this situation.
I'm sending out an all-points bulletin.
This community is not a soapbox. It's not a megaphone. It is not a grudgewank forum. It's about funny stuff found on LJ. Very occasionally, that humor makes us see things in a different light. I, and a lot of other members, have had it UP TO HERE (and you can't see me, but my hand is up over my head) with the stuff getting dragged in under false pretenses.
There are TONS of debate comms, political interest comms, news-of-the-day sort of thing, and hell, if you want to start your own about 'Interesting and controversial quotes found on Livejournal" I'll be happy to leave a note on the userinfo directing people to it. 'WorldofLJ' or something would be an awesome community. But this community has a much more narrowed focus, even if our eyes have wandered a little recently. (EDIT: worldoflj is up and running, catecumen invites you to drop by and chat.)
There's been a noticable trend of non-funny but interesting stuff. Without making any judgement call on the content, they were totally not good MQ posts. And I've tried stemming the flow one post at a time, but it hasn't worked. So please, if you're not busting a gut, don't assume it belongs here. Thank you.
(PS I have to go hang with the family so I'm not ignoring new comments, it's just time for some Seuss, pie, and bubble baths.)