This may be found as very unpopular decision but with regret I decided to close the Tank and Political because things got way out of hand there. This is in spite of me knowing that there is not 100% consensus in community about this solution, but I feel that at least majority will agree and I have discussed this in @TeamOG.
I hope it will also relieve our great moderator team, because it was many times source of the troubles. And because the Tank had the privilege of being unmoderated we had to explain why we don’t protect our users and stand behind our own standards as anywhere else. Also some people just visited the forums to quarrel endlessly, get their daily dosage of adrenaline without really adding anything to the regular categories. The Tank was excluded from standard moderation. But now this is going to end.
I think that we have enough to discuss regarding cannabis and growing and we don’t need political and controversial topics anymore. Lifestyle topics won’t go away! We still can discuss all the casual topics which have at least distant relation to usage or growing the cannabis. All this discussion will take place in #smokers-lounge and all our rules and netiquette will be enforceable. That means, no personal attacks, no name-calling and respect to others.
I hope that this decision will help to unite the community and avoid dividing it over political and controversial topics.
I’d also like to use this opportunity to remind you that we have partial community moderation - that means that your opinion about what is appropriate helps to form public discourse and create positive vibe in this forum. Even if you are new here and just registered you can use our flag system to call attention of our staff team to particular post if you feel it is spam, flame or personal attack. Please use it because we can’t read everything. It will help us a lot!