Originally Posted by drz
I think the Lounge is sufficient for the rare few political threads that could hold up and not stir things up in a negative way.
I also think that being in this subforum would open the doors to allow these threads to go too far, whereas mods would be quicker to moderate them if they were in the main lounge.
Personally, I got really upset by bimmersunited's two threads: the one about homosexuals/transvestites/transsexuals in the army, and the one about whether a Jew or a Palestinian is better. As much as I still think we don't need a politics and war forum, I believe that even if we do have such subforum, neither of those threads fits as a political thread. They fit much less in a friendly international community.
Edit: And at least you could have spelled P-O-L-I-T-I-C-S correctly. Maybe we need a spelling and grammar sub-forum
having this type of debate in a "generalized" forum will lead to some offensive threads to slip between the cracks, having them in one spot will allow us to monitor and moderate if need be, also if you don't like the sub forum and topics feel free to ignore them/it while still enjoying the rest of the (untainted) lounge, if you are here at least you know exactly what the deal is.
however, the sarcasm and personal attacks stop now, im not much for suspensions and warnings but some will be forthcoming if some of this non sense continues.
have respect for everyone's opinions not just yours.