The moderators are idiots. They do an apparently purposefully poor job, somehow allowing the ugliest stuff to remain and attract more ugliness while deleting interesting posts and threads that are far less toxic. Concerning politics, the middle gets hollowed out while the extremes are left up to attract more fringe posters.
I was here many times a week over the years. Now, it's a peek every few days and an occasional post. The less I stop by, the more glaring it is that the site is a filthy dive of a gathering place to punch, and get punched, in the face. It's a place to stop by, tell another poster to eff off, be told to eff off in return, and then click to another site. That's all LRC is anymore.