Prompted by a recent event and the generally tolerant, polite attitude of MVS members, I'm opening a new sub forum called Non-Automobile Talk
It's where we can talk about movies, science, music, computers and whatever else comes to mind that doesn't also involve cars, religion, war or politics. To be able to see and post inside the new Non-Automobile Talk forum, your account must be in the Non-Automobile Talk group
.To ask me to be included in this group, reply to this topic.
Why the joining fuss? Because allowing off-topic banter is often a slippery slope to hurt feelings. When feelings get hurt on a forum, guess who the hurt-feelings user comes to? Yes, me, the administrator, or our moderation team.
There is a risk of having an argument spill out of Non-Automobile Talk
and into the rest of the forums. With this "formal" acceptance of the few rules, I think most problems will be avoided. Still, I suspect someone, somewhere will test the rules. First offense is a permanent removal from the group. Pretty simple.
To be included in the Non-Automobile Talk group -- and thus have normal access to it -- simply reply to this topic saying you want in. By doing so you are agreeing to the terms above.