Basically, I don't think it's fair that some moderators dictate what topics enter off-topic. I saw moderators who would close topics because they don't like the subject, not because it's against the rules or the subject is controversial.
Let's see an example from today, I saw GennGreymane had been banned. My curiosity got the better of me so I went and searched why, and his last violation seem to be here:
So yea, it doesn't seem like a hugely amazing thread, but it's not like there can't be discussion made out of it, right? Plus, not all threads from Off-topic are so super deep, some are simply questions for debate.
Of course, the moderator says that Genn should stop flooding the forum with useless threads. So I went and checked. Genn did indeed make a lot of threads recently, but except 2, all seem like they are actual news.
But then I got to this one:
So it seems Genn may have made those threads in an effort to push the Trump threads away from first page. But then... Genn is not a bot, his threads were not random useless spam either, they were actual news taken here (except 2 which could be considered as such if you really tried, but discussions could be had over them) and they were also not breaking the rules either. Official off-topic rules for those that don't want to search:
Now, I know what you might say, hey, yea, but the amount of threads made is the issue! I see no rule saying there's a limit for posting. There are posters with over 25k posts that post daily for tens of posts. In fact, funny enough, Genn was one of them. So it was already known that he posts a lot.
Let's, hypothetically say that Genn was doing what he did to push Trump threads out (which would be odd, since he also made Trump threads too, but anyway).
Which would you consider spam more? 25 Different news from all around the world and existential questions OR 10 threads about the different actions Trump did recently?