Drudge made a name for himself in the mid 1990’s by providing a “one stop shopping” location for right wing propaganda. If you want the latest news written with a clear right-wing bias, without any real discussion on anything, that’s the place to go.
Looking at the Integral life forums, there seem to be many discussions posted by a very small minority that are pretty much just links to stories that have an obvious right-wing bias to the point that they can be deemed merely propaganda. There have been attempts by several people to engage with these topics in good faith, but usually the same posters ignore the the other party’s discussion points presented and just post another “liberals owned” story.
Looking at the stories posted, they are mostly “gotcha” or “powned” kinds of stories with a very specific one-sided political message rather than actual news or discursive works.
Is this the intent behind the Integral Life forums? To be nothing really more than a right-wing propaganda aggregator like a mini drudge report?
Because that’s where it’s headed @corey-devos
Also let me head off any “fragility” argument - it’s not about the community being to fragile to engage these discussions or these techniques. I myself have specifically taken a decidedly nonfragile stance again and again. The bottom line is that it’s all about what you want your forums to look like when members are trying to decide the value of a subscription.