Now I've got everyone's attention I want to say that the racist, homophobic and sexist shit that is infecting this site in posts and comments is disgusting.
I used to be proud to be associated with NewsBiscuit. Now I'm glad to be leaving. It's turning into a sub-branch of Sickipedia and I doubt there's much future in that.
The editor recently posted that he’d banned certain contributors, but there is nowhere in the guidelines for the site which details what are banning offences. Could this perhaps be clarified?
It might also be an idea for there to be an increase in editorial input, which would not only allow people to know when they are treading close to the line, but could also give constructive advice when people are heading in the right direction. This wouldn’t be censorship or even moderation, just a case of leading by example.
This post probably won't stay up long and I'll get banned for using the word nigger. Meanwhile the relentless tide of prejudice will carry on and more and more of the subs that get used will be written by the editorial team on account of nothing from the writers' room being even close to good enough.
All the good writers have gone and no decent writers are going to come here and waste their time and their talent amongst bigots.