WHAT moderation? Every day I see people calling other members on this forum idiots and cutting them down individually, rather than having any good argument to prove their statements wrong. Many times I am shocked to see staff members commenting in the same threads, meaning they seen the insults and did nothing about them. When the "moderators" are participating in the threads themselves, and the offenders see that nothing was done about their rude posts, they feel it is acceptable, and they continue doing it. It would be no different if a cop was standing on a street allowing people to drive through red lights without doing anything about it. Soon everyone would start driving through the red lights too, because they see the cop doesn't care and lets people do it without any penalty. The idea of fixing this problem by eliminating the political forum, would be like the cop in this example closing down the road because too many people are driving through the red light on this road. The fault of that being the cop himself that did nothing when anyone drove through the red light, and now wants to punish all those that DID obey the traffic signal that now are not allowed to use that road anymore.