You may have noticed that some of our members' names are showing up in pink, and they are now referred to as "Classic Members."
We have just established a dedicated forum for political discussion, but members need to apply to be able to see the forum and post in it. You must also have been a member for at least one year and achieved the status of at least "Senior Member" (250 posts or more).
We've held a long-term view of avoiding politics here on the board, so this is strictly on a trial basis at the moment. We expect everyone to follow the special Guidelines for the forum:
No name calling, no insulting other people's opinions, no profanity, no defaming other posters or anyone active in public life.
You can't say "Thomas Jefferson [fill in your favorite living guy's name] is an idiot, a traitor, a wife beater," etc. You can say, "Thomas Jefferson doesn't understand or is pretending not to understand the complexity of the issues here ..." etc.
Please be aware that this is a trial and if there is any trouble in the political forum, it will be shut down. Either temporary or permanently.
If you wish to join the Political Discussion forum, add your name here and our Administrator, Richard, will give you access.