Cool, so we can talk politics now!
I vacillate by the day. Now and then I find myself breaking my own rule. Either by allowing occassional discussions (that aren't tangibly sports related) or by jumping in to those discussions myself like I did here.
If I break my own rule, the board is welcome to jump in on that topic.
Having a politics / social issue section didn't work great... there was discussion, but ran people off.
I continue to mostly think people (particularly now) need a place which is a respite from all of the political / social discussions elsewhere.
I certainly don't think most people are going to convince others of their opinions. When I see such discussion on Facebook, etc; it's mostly an echo chamber to people's respective audiences.
That said, at-least part of me thinks it's harder having a stick to sports policy vs. just opening up discussion to everything.
Lastly I'm balancing financial considerations as many of the companies / organizations I'm partnered with would not want to see either my opinions, or the opinions of others here on the board.