not to be rude, but nobody has said a word about a political argument. nothing even close to a political argument has taken place here. we're a group of people with similar interests planning travel bugs related to those interests.. your anticipation of an argument that may or may not happen really has no basis at this point and will not until someone who can't keep their comments to themselves hijacks the thread to turn it into something other than it's intended purpose; a political discussion rather than a travel bug planning discussion. at that point your obligation as a moderator to thwart the argument will be well respected, even expected. however, right now nobody other than yourself has even implied "a topic asking who is a Democrat, who is a Republican, who is an Independant, etc." so please hold off unless that happens..
don't get me wrong; i'm all for proactivity. but i feel that this is a little excessive.
Considering the political undertones involved, I think the preemptive warning to stay on topic was warranted, and better then waiting until the thread gets to the point where it needs to be closed. The actual topic title (Any Free State Project Geocachers Out There?) is purely political, and a reply to the question posted in the topic has nothing to do with geocaching.
Of course, your post complaining about mtn-man's post did more to derail the topic then anything he posted, and my reply takes it even further off course. This thread is probably doomed.
This post has been edited by Mopar: 13 May 2004 - 05:05 AM