I'm wondering what the consensus would be towards the creation of a debate/'divisive issues' sub-forum. I know it flies in the face of everything TPF has stated, but bear with me for a second. Most of us here are adults, even if we don't act like it. However, it's been expressed repeatedly that this forum is a family forum. I'm not sure if it's program-ally possible, but if such a forum were created, would there be a way to limit it so those of a generally-regarded-as-grown-up-or-basically-there age, be it 14, 16, 18, whatever, and up would be the only ones allowed in, based on their profile ages? Yes, this raises the question of those who don't specify their ages, but that's the kind of thing that can be solved by the powers-that-be. I realize the potential of debates growing into arguments and arguments growing into feuds on other parts of the board. However, the moderation of this forum is fairly diligent (some might say overly so), and I don't think that restricting open discourse to bubble-wrap a forum incase of 'what ifs' is a wholly valid excuse for not allowing such a sub-forum, especially when such moderation is quite accessible.