It's called general discussion. Let people discuss general things, eg manu being a savage, leebz's signature. Get off your high horses, forums are a place to discuss thoughts and have a laugh, not all posts need to be formatted perfectly with a complete paragraph.
Those things I could care less about, but the unnecessary posts, the ones that contribute absolute jackshit, need not be defended.
Everyone's whole gray areas are colliding making this whole big argument about literally nothing. I think something that is literally of no value, for eg. :
straight up savage press f take no prisoners no fucks given shut down tbh
These kinds of posts don't deserve to be defended under the pretense of "GENERAL discussion" especially when the whole intention behind the thread's creation was to avoid off-topic posting in other threads.
As I said, casual talk about someone's signature etc. is okay (imo) as long as the intention was literally to discuss the signature. (Even that can get annoying if done really constantly though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.)
Again, only my 4 cents, I understand my view is not obvious to everyone, thus perhaps instead of JUST throwing shit at each other, try to help the ones moderating and dealing with the posts make the final decision?
Nova's not super strict with shitposts due to it not being really necessary, but I think it's getting important to make a generally accepted definition of the basic standard of quality expected of forum posts, because if it's left up to the Mod's discretion then everyone starts getting butthurt because of some stupid reason.
What do you think of "Any post that is not furthering the discussion it was based on, for example, 'Lmfao great laugh HAHA'" @Mars
Might hold a poll with several definitions of shitpost tbh, wanna see what everyone thinks.