I think we should keep the status quo. On a forum like this where so many differing opinions and people from different backgrounds converge to discuss matters of a military nature there will always be political tangents. Those tangents are usually short, brief, and managed without much of a fuss. They are tolerated, up to a limit. That limit is usually to keep things from getting too heated and personal. If political discussion is openly allowed, even in the member's club room area, I feel like emotions will run too high, and feelings will likely leak into other domains of the forum too, the important military related threads. SDF is one of the top, openly accessible english speaking forums on PLA matters, I feel like allowing political discussion would damage our reputation, if nothing else.