It was fun to watch Polars cry about this for the first few months or so, but at this point it's getting kind of annoying. Now I don't follow RandomInterrupt's line of reasoning on this. Personally I believe that because any thread involving a Polar treaty or Polar change of government necessarily affects the circumstances involving their foretold destruction, that it's fair play to remind them of that fact.
So if they change ministers or emperors or whatever--IMO--posts like the following are fine:
"More disreputable people assuming some of the most discredited positions in the world."
"So these are the people that you want to formally disband your alliance? Great!"
"Never trust a Polar Emperor. You're gonna f-----' die b------!"
It's germane to the topic at hand, and a relevant observation. Similarly if a treaty is being downgraded/cancelled I think it's a valid perspective to assume that the negative PR that they've brought on themselves and dim future prospects of the blue colony had something to do with that downgrade/cancellation.
Even in something as non-political as the Sanction Race has political consequences since TOP is mainly waiting to have enough Polar targets in range, and the more Polar grows the more targets come available. TOP elections have to do with Polar since the outcome of every election in TOP is in someway influenced by a deeply held sentiment that the Blue Colony needs to die. Threads whose topics are purposely left to be determined by responders (press conferences anyone?) are suitable for Blue Colony discussion.
But does every topic need to be about Polar? In a word, no.
Declarations of existence of obscure alliances that will likely fold in the next six months don't have anything to do with Polar (unless they are a Polar protectorate). Legion elections do not have to do with Polar. NPO long since stopped being associated with their Blue Colony, so their topics should be off limits too.
TOP's government and Chancellery members have already encouraged their our members to avoid de-railing threads pointlessly. Hopefully things will get better on our end. Our people aren't the only ones doing this though, and so I thought it was appropriate to make a public blog post on this topic as a special message to everyone that wants to get smug every time they see the color blue. My special message is this:
Give it a rest. When it's a valid topic of discussion, fine. But understand that there are some threads (and they're more numerous than you might think) where Polar's dishonesty, dismal recent record, and imminent destruction are not valid themes for discussion.