When I first joined this forum I was very happy to discover the rule forbidding talking about politics and religion. It was very refreshing to find a place free from the usual squabbles unrelated to whatever hobby the actual forum was dedicated to.
Over the few months I was here though, I saw that this rule is not really observed by some of the members. Hence lots of "political" posts appearing fairly regularly. These are not of "Reps vs Dems" pure politics variety but regard flammable topics such as guns, unions, alleged PC culture and so on and on. I think it's fairly obvious that these are "political" too.
Sometimes these threads would get locked but only when inevitable arguments exploded. I thought that such leniency was down to the "busy mods" angle - it is a fairly big board after all - but after the recent celebs pics thread action, I'm not so sure. It's clear that a couple of mods have taken sides there, not only by locking/unlocking itself but by the language used. The main problem with this thread (for me at least) was not the pics themselves (though that was fairly cringeworthy) but the fact the posters there were often venting their anti-PC sentiments - another bit of "politics". By supporting this lot the mods have taken a clear stance.
I would like to hear the clarification regarding this issue from the board owner itself. Is AA really apolitical or is it only the lefty-politics that's in reality not allowed here? That's unfortunately the impression that the whole picture presents now: seeing as non-PC posts are allowed to go unmoderated but any opposition to them is perceived as troublemaking and stomped upon.
Please note that I am not campaining here for a right to promote the, shall we say, "SJW" views on this board. I simply wish it stayed true to the rules of "no politics" whatsoever in regard to anybody who tries to do so. I also realize that it's a private forum and the owners/mods can shape it in any form they wish - but then the rules would need adjusting, so as to avoid confusion.