I just wanted to remind everyone, that there was a strict no political rule when Ryan was here. The community was asking for Political discussion to be allowed and I did allow it. It worked for big issues like Federal and Provincial elections but when it came to city politics and such, it just became a bicker feast. Which isn't good for the health of the community and traffic. Also, we are a national site and I have a know that for those who live outside of Toronto, all the Toronto related political threads, were annoying and made the decision not to come to Off Topic easier.
Please bare with us and I am positive that everything will settle down and we can all get on with our lives and have a fun Off Topic with good discussions.
I did say the political sub forum was put on the back burner and in no way is that not dealing with the issue. Down the road in 3-6 months, it will get revisited but currently, no political discussions are allowed.
I know that all stories in the news or in life have a political aspect to it. You can't get around it as politics touches/drives our way of life. We need to make judgement calls everyday on every thread that is posted. Most times we get it right but there are the odd time when we don't. I totally understand that everyone has a different view on what is considered political and what isn't and we won't appease everyone and for that I am sorry.
I know change is hard and there will be an adjustment period. Please be patient and don't take it out on the mods, they are doing a very tough job and are doing it out of the love of the site. Calling out mods is not allowed, plain and simple!