If one has asked a very positive and good faith question about a subject concerning issues which may be problematic for roleplayers... That is, which touch on subjects to do with religion, past trauma, the relationship between fact and fiction etc in a way which has been shown to be distressing and/or triggering for members of the forum, should such questions be removed from the site, or is it acceptable just to have them heavily downvoted and left where they are?
RPG.SE accepts difficult subjects like that; we've already got a number of them, including:
- How do I use God as an NPC while being sensitive to players' real-life religious beliefs? (this is the only religion-specific one I could find quickly, though Has Christianity ever been given stats? might also qualify for some folks)
- How to approach sexual violence so that it adds to the narrative?
- Is using the term “gypsy” in a game racist?
- How should a GM deal with sexuality in an RPG?
- How to roleplay a PC torture scene
- Is there an alternate rule to allow different stats for Male/Female characters?
- Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?
Of course, such questions should follow all the usual RPG.SE guidelines for asking about subjective issues in a specific, actionable way. That's especially important for these topics, and it also helps us recognise them as good faith questions. Occasionally we've closed and downvoted a good-faith question by accident, but after some comment discussion our mistake is usually quickly realised and --after judicious clarity edits-- reversed.
Most of the site is very mature about this sort of thing. So long as everyone remembers the importance of edits that don't change the nature of a post but might mitigate an extreme reception, we can deal with difficult topics quite well.