I was pondering why WPD is not nearly as debase as Death Addict, Best Gore, or Live Leak. Is it because it started on reddit, which is more interaction than content based? I don't think that can be it, reddit has A LOT of shit posting forums, filled with posts that don't even seem human.
You could say Death Addict is the same idea as WPD, but take a look, they have rape and torture videos too, there's no filter. Probably the worst of them all is LiveLeak, which hosts almost anything, and yet their comment sections are such pure shit that you have to log in to even read them.
What seems ironic is that I think the fact that WPD is specifically limited to videos of dying, and nothing else, that keeps the discourse (mostly) civil. And I suppose this is why it's important to stick the posting guidelines of the forum, because if anything was tolerated, the forum might just become another shit hole on the Internet.