"we just removed the (for some people offending) recent forum topics from our homepage."
we reserve the right to discourage people from discussions because we can make the word "polite" can be used to mean anything we want it to.
We will say that both sides are subject to the rules but fail when we inevitably show our bias in trying to police the large amount of content here.
We all know that politics can get heated, so there is some leeway in the general rule regarding "polite disagreement".
Popping into a thread for the sole purpose to flame, is a NO NO.
Popping into a thread for the sole purpose to complain that the thread exists, is a NO NO.
Popping into a thread to complain that the POLITICS section exists, is a NO NO.
Making false reports about staff or another user, is a NO NO. If you claim that someone called you a "faggot nigger", you had better have proof. Remember, I can see the original posts and edited posts.
If you routinely post nothing but childish comments that do nothing to further the discussion, that is a NO NO.
If you can't or won't further the discussion, then ignore this section.
If you want to call your "enemy" a cunt or the like, take it elsewhere.
Don't be petty. A disagreement here should not mean that you refuse to fulfill a re-seed request. Nor should it mean you get into a flame fest in the cooking section.
NEITHER SIDE IS EXEMPT FROM THE RULES.
Don't expect me to see every offending post, use the report button.