I have closed the General Discussion forum because it has become it has become a magnet for negativity and disagreeable conversation. I don’t mind community members bantering about where to buy good pizza, or the war in Iraq, or good beer. I do not like how that forum has been attracting people who seem to only want to be disagreeable. I particularly do not like guests from other countries who want to run down America, Americans and Alaskans. Guests from other countries and other parts of America are most welcome here – but not to spout hatred.
The general discussion forum will reopen, but it will not function in the same way. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, forum discussion must be topic focused. This basically means general discussion is not permitted until that forum reopens.
You are welcome to comment on this decision in this thread only.