OK, so to get this thread back to topic, the following changes are coming soon thanks to the VIP team.
We're going to reorganize the forum a bit, add a new forum area called "On the Lighter Side" and move "The Pub," "Sights and Sounds" and "Sports and Athletics" rooms to it and add a new room called "Food and Drink." Also, "Democrats" and "Republicans" will be merged into "U.S. Politics in General."
The new forum will look like this:
Politics and News
On the Lighter Side
Sights and Sounds
Sports and Athletics
Food and Drink
The Science Room
The Veterans' Room
The Religion and Philosophy Room
The History Room
The Economics Room
The Political Science Room
The Gender, Sexuality, and Race Room
The Health and Medicine Room
The Technology Room
The Environmental Issues Room
Note that by design all and only rooms under Other Discussions are called "The <name> Room" to distinguish them as rooms where higher standards of discussion & rules apply - please see standards before posting. Those standards were announced here, the rules can be found here.
I don't know ... putting Democrats and Republicans in the same room could cause trouble ... I promise
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