I feel that, while a good natured attempt to expanding the JD 'experience', I think it will ultimately be a failure. I believe the 'experiment' will cause (or broaden
) further animosity between members, that there is no way of preventing spill-over. Regardless of 'spilleage control', mind control cannot be done. Once some folks have made up there minds about others based on their political/religious views it would be hard to change them. While I personally would not hold someones' beliefs against them based on politics, I cannot make guarantees others would not.
Since I care to a lesser extent of others personal negative views towards what I would say in a proposed thread, my concern would be more for between others members and the sites' health thereafter.
While I've seen it mentioned here that 'we're mostly adults in here' that we 'should be able to handle ourselves maturely' I feel that even adults can become opinionated and hateful and being 'mature' or 'adult' really has little to do with this. A quick view of CSPAN, FOXNEWS, CNN ect and several others channels on TV and within a couple hours 'adults' of all types can be viseably watched becoming unglued.
So my feeling is...
If we're willing to risk the integrity of our website lets go ahead and do this then