This debate reminds me of something that occurred almost 40 years ago (around 1980), in the pre-internet days when we amused ourselves by carrying on discussions on dial-up bulletin boards … remember them?
There was a very popular bulletin board in the North of England, and one day somebody started a thread entitled “Swearing on the Bulletin Board”. It began as a rant about people who gratuitously used bad language in their postings, but after about half a dozen posts it drifted completely off topic. A few months later, it had become by far the most popular thread on the bulletin board. It grew over time to several thousand postings, and became a general-purpose thread to discuss or comment on anything under the sun! Everybody checked it on a daily basis to see what gossip had been added.
If nothing else, it tended to reduce the number of off-topic postings in all the other threads.