Welcome to Bunker Talk. This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn't cover. We can also talk about the stuff we did. In other words, it's literally an off-topic thread.
Here's the reminder of how we do things around here. If you want to talk politics, then, by all means, do so, BUT do so respectfully and know that there's always somebody that isn't going to agree with you. That's life. Hash it out respectfully, stick to the facts, and no childish name-callingor personal attacks of any kind. If you can't handle yourself in that manner, then please, discuss virtually anything else.
And remember, no drive-by garbage political memes. No conspiracy theory rants. Trolling and shitposting will not be tolerated. Do not be a fool and feed trolls! That's as much on you as on them. Use the mute button if you don't like what you see. Links to crackpot sites will be axed, too.
So really, unless you have something of quality to say, know how to treat people with respect, understand that everyone isn't going to subscribe to your exact same worldview, and have come to terms with the reality that there is no 'perfect' solution when it comes to moderation of a community like this, it's probably best to just move on. Rants about moderation bias just look ridiculous, especially when we go out of our way to include all level-headed parties.
Finally, as always, report offenders, please. This doesn't mean report people who don't share your political views, but we really need your help in this regard.
For the vast majority of our esteemed commentariat, these rules come naturally and seem redundant. Thanks to almost everyone who really does a great job making this a wonderful place.