We just got through a nasty election campaign, and unfortunately our political discussions in the forum have sometimes gotten as nasty. Policy discussions and debates have turned into personal attacks in some cases, or just annoying.

I understand emotions are high but because I'm taking some time off this week and won't be watching the forum as closely, I am going to be quick to deny access to the political area to members whose posts are not substantive but rather directed at putting down another member. Then we'll sort it out after the holiday.

If you feel you or someone else is being attacked, please report the post using the Report Post icon (triangle with "!" in it), and we'll take a look. Thanks.

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