I feel like this is a mistake, but we don't really get into fights too often (aside from the most recent scandal and the politics thread) so it shouldn't be a big deal.
I disagree, we've pretty well proven that we can work with little moderation in off-topic.
As far as the politics thread, admittedly it is my favorite as I am a political junkie and passionate about my stances. Despite that I want everyone to know I can disagree with you adamantly and still be friends everywhere else. While most do this, I hate when people let politics pollute other threads ad divisiveness interfere with other discussions. For example, I think Frink and I differ on most political beliefs, but that shouldn't stop us joking with each other, gabbing about 80's movies, or just talking about Star Wars. I only wished everyone would approach it that way.