09/18/2019 (Wed) 10:15:11
I feel for you here as I've had some experience modding a board elsewhere. One has to walk a fine line between what the users want, and the point of being a non-random board. Yet, image-boards aren't meant to be uber-professional discussion groups.
A case could be made that RMS isn't tech relevant anymore. That's debatable, but he hasn't done much hardcore coding in too long a time, which is the sort of thing that steers the hardcore away from considering him relevant discussion material.
More to the point, it is clear this discussion has moved along from being about RMS, to what he may or may not have said, to what other related people have said, and on to totally unrelated people and subjects. Finally, it has moved completely over into being about the cultural wars-nothing but.
I'm not here to tell you how to run a board, but I might suggest now is the time to lock the thread. That's not an easy decision, but this topic, far and wide across the Internet, almost universally falls into unproductive cultural wars territory.
Think about it.