I've had a recent off line discussion with Joey about the possibility of starting a dedicated "politics" thread/forum similar to those found with the A an B Body forums. I won't speak for Joey but my understanding is he is willing to consider it but one of his main concerns is members jumping outside the thread with political commentary. Therefore he needs some convincing that it would work here. My intent is to allow those members that see value in a carefully confined politics thread/forum to state their case and do some "convincing". For my part I will gladly commit to staying within a clearly defined "political" thread. For those interested please share your thoughts on my proposal below. Thanks to Joey for his consideration. My suggestion: 1. Open a political thread and resume the former mods hands off policy subject to the following. Anything goes unless it is illegal. The political forum should be all encompassing. In other words Climate, Wuhan, religion HOA etc all fall under the political hat. Members must sign up separately for the political forum agreeing to the anything goes format and waive any right of appeal if they are offended by anything written. 2. At the same time announce strict rules with no appeal for all members. There are plenty of good code of conduct templates out there but I'd suggest the main rule is no politics or personal attacks of any sort for all other threads outside the political thread. Failure to adhere to the rules first time will get you suspended at the sole discretion of the mods as fair warning. If it happens again the member is gone for good.