It's really tough to save people from themselves. We have long had a rule (like from the very beginning of TGP!) that we don't allow discussion of politics or religion because every time we had tried, members began hating on each other. It has been VERY difficult to ignore a recent major increase in people starting threads in the Pub that are easily predicted to go into forbidden territory. For the past few days we have gotten more and more reported posts about these Pub topics and we tried to warn people or we locked threads. It really hasn't worked and we're getting worn out. At least two suspensions were earned today and, if folks choose not to control themselves, you can bet that more suspensions or bans will be coming. Trying to be nice to people, especially around holidays, is what we would prefer. It's really not that hard to NOT post things that are going to create problems. I guess that it's your choice to make but don't complain about the results.