Therefore, anyone posting a message describing the difficulties they are having will, by definition, have something negative in that post.
Is that what the "negative zone" is for? If so, to divert such posts into a "negative Zone" is surely defeating the objectives of the forum.
If the "negative zone" is for people having a difficult experience and want advice or support, isn't that what the main forum is for? And how do they decide whether to post in the main forum or in the "negative zone". What criteria would they use to decide?
And, as I've said, putting posts like these into the "negative zone" is defeating the the whole point of the forum.
If, the "negative zone" is intended for people to simply give vent, or 'sound off' about anything and everything - rather than actually ask for advice or to share an experience - I seriously doubt that many people will go there to read such posts. Why would they? Would people really want to read something that is only posted so that the writer can complain about his/her partner, or his/her boss, or that their train was late again, or anything else?
It also begs a couple of questions:
Shouldn't people be encouraged to get their problems into perspective and deal with them in a mature way, rather than simply be allowed to give vent and possibly publicly post all sorts of accusations and allegations?
If someone was to really give vent and post something libellous which was read by that person or someone who knows him/her, isn't that a rather awkward position to place oneself in? OK, it may be unlikely that such a post would be read by the person being written about, but, do we want to take that chance? At the moment, most people are reasonably careful about giving names, and, if they do give names, they are careful not to say anything too detrimental or which could be considered libellous. If they think their post may not be read by anyone anyway, they may not be so cautious.
Those are my thoughts - as you will gather, I'm not in favour of the suggestion.
But it should be a majority decision.
Peace and love,