I know that many of us our stung from the TPA experience and some of us miss it. I personally miss the give and take when we were discussing issues, not necessarily the "politics" of an issue. I would like to see a forum set up in the lounge for discussing "issues" from current events to broad societal issues like "racism, environment" etc. I believe a few rules could prevent trainwrecks. Here are my suggestions: 1) Do not names. If it's required in a thread, say something like the "present administration" and no political party references, they aren't monoliths anyway. 2) No hate threads. This is about events and issues, with the emphasis being on two questions. Is their a problem? How can it be solved? 3) Never get personal. This is about events or issues not how smart or dumb you are. 4) Their are no stupid questions. For instance as a Jew I could be offended if someone ask "Did the Holocaust happen? Or I could look at it as an opportunity to expand someone's knowledge of History. 5) Strict Moderation, not necessarily in the watching mode, but in response to PM's. The rules were broken daily in the old TPA and the trainwreck that ended it might have been prevented had their been some preventive maintenance. 6) NO SARCASM: I know that will be tough, but this is not about zinging people. Now many would ask, why would you want to go there again? Because I miss the give and take. I miss the insights of some very intelligent people on the issues. I miss the insights of people on the "other side". And I miss much of the stimulation and the fact that TPA forced me to research. I like to find out "Why" people believe what they believe. And TPA ,if you got thru the clutter, was a great place to do that. I also miss the community.