It will come as no surprise to some to find that we the moderating team are currently deep in discussions pertaining to this section of the site. For as long as we can remember, participants of the political forum have pushed the boundaries of acceptable behaviour in accordance with the terms of service to such a degree that we ourselves find it difficult to distinguish between "heated political debate" and things warranting action. We accept full responsibility for having let it get so bad, however the burden is now upon yourselves to clear it up. What do we ask of you? We ask that you use this thread to voice your opinions on how the politics forum should move forward. What you would like to see from us as moderators, or from other members (please do not be specific, using this thread to attack each other and continue issues from political debates will result in harsh sanctions) As it stands it is near impossible to wade through each and every complaint received from this forum. Any action taken is met with countless comments that we've done the wrong thing, done the right thing, taken the wrong action, not taken enough action, banned the wrong person, banned the right person... No one can agree, and we're used to that, but it's time things ended, and we'd like to achieve this end without the removal of the political forum if possible. We don't expect an end to disagreements, we don't expect to never have to ban another member again, we do however aim to tone down what has become the norm in politics, and reach an understanding with the membership. The moderators and administrators want to work with the membership to create a more harmonious area of dabate, where do you think the problems are? what ideas you may have for making it a more welcoming area for those new to the site (or new to political discussions)? where you'd like to draw the line between debate and personal attacks/harassment/trolling and the likes? The moderating team.