This board is irrelevant. /pol/ is the board for history, philosophy, etc. It's all tied to politics.
It would be like splitting /s/ up into sub-boards for specific fetishes (boobs, butt, feet), there's literally no reason to.
>/pol/ is the board for history, philosophy, etc. It's all tied to politics.
Good one anon
/pol/ is just for shitposting tangentially related to politics. Some examples
>I feel sorry for manlets, it's like being emasculated 24/7
>R: 176 / I: 30
>Ask an Israeli ex-IDF troop anything.
>R: 217 / I: 49
>Crackers BTFO: This is what they think a characterization of white people is. What do you think /pol/? Did this gay nigger in white-face nail it?
>R: 168 / I: 38
In the hour I've posted on /his/ I've seen more moderation than being on /pol/ in a year
Philosophy ties into /pol/itics.
If you want to discuss a book on philisophy, /lit/ would also be appropriate I suppose.
>oxford graduates on 4chan
I've been to /pol/ plenty of times and it's a largely racist shithole, filled with inane surface level discussions, that just has any criticism responded with MUH FREE SPEECH, IDF/SPOOKY SCARY SKELETON/REDDIT FUCK OFF
>splitting /s/ up into sub-boards for specific fetishes (boobs, butt, feet)
>largely racist shithole
Oh, poor babby, did the "n" word hurt your feelings?
>MUH FREE SPEECH, IDF/SPOOKY SCARY SKELETON/REDDIT FUCK OFF
Jesus, what the fuck are you talking about? It's uncensored discussion and a few shitposters who do jokes a few times on the thread, it's just bait and I'm guessing you probably fell for it like the idiot you are.
It's more than just jew hating but I guess I can't change your opinion at all.
Whatever then, this tab is closed so don't even bother to respond, you fucking /his/ retards are some of the worst Reddit/leftist/spooky scary skeleton scum I've ever seen before.
No, it's clear that when moot brought /new/ back as /pol/ that it was just going to be a containment board with the absolute minimum of moderation.
It took months for them to do something about the interracial porn spammers
>I can say from years of experience that the board is a shithole that should be shut down. There's no fixing /pol/.
This. Any attempt at reform will just cause /pol/acks to spazz out and spam other boards because MUH BOARD CULTURE
/pol/ is genuinely needed as a containment board.
The problem with /pol/ isn't that they raid the other boards consciously, it's that the posters fail to realize that no one gives a fuck about HAPPENING, race war, holohoax, etc and those topics shouldn't be discussed on other boards.
I actually do go on there from time to time, but I just don't want to see that stupid bullshit when I just want to talk about chinese cartoons or giant robots.
You could argue that /b/ subsumes every category, so there is no need for demarcation beyond perhaps SFW /b/ and NSFW /b/. Your argument really is not nuanced.
There is sensible demarcation between adult gif and worksafe gif, for example. This allows for a distinction between sensible adult discussion on SFW gif, and puerile childish shit on NSFW. Similarly here, this board provides a chance for intellectuals to engage other intellectuals seriously without children interrupting with pictures of Hitler, and prefacing their comments "hurr durr".
Further, there absolutely is a difference between political argument (which is what /pol/ is for) and political history, social history, military history, history of philosophy, the history of jurisprudential thought and government. This ignorance just proves why a board is needed to distinguish between the edgy trolls and the serious intellectuals.