An Internet forum, or message board, is an online [U]discussion site[/U] where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.
A political sub forum may be the way to go If for no other reason than to have a place to move post that are going off thread, Instead of closing the thread itself.
Where 2 or more people can say If you want to continue this line of discussion letâ€™s move this discussion over to the sub forum in order to not take this thread off topic.
Where moderators can move the off topic post for whoever wants to continue in that direction and leave the original thread there for its value to others if they donâ€™t do it voluntarily themselves.
You still need some rules and the hardest part would be to have enough moderators to watch over it and keep it from going too far. This is after all a Family friendly site.
Perhaps a nice big pop up that says enter at your own risk, subject matter may be more than you can handle.
One of the things that have kept me coming back here is all the off topic stuff that has very little to do with anything Tech that this forum has to offer. Even though I do not have a lot of time to participate in them, I do read as much as I can and I do enjoy it.
Thanks for listening to my 3 cents worth.