Ignore the poll for now.Ok so now the idea is to require that religious (and possibly other controversial topics) threads have a [RELIGIOUS] in the heading, making it so that people are warned before entering the thread, avoiding conflict. People come here to converse with others, and shouldnt have to worry about accidentally wandering into a thread that may cause them emotional distress. The solution isnt just "Well dont post", because for many people, just viewing the topic can create distressful feelings inside them. I believe that if people are allowed to have religious threads, there should be at least some warning or flag on the title so that those who wish to never deal with religious topics on EMC dont have to worry about accidentally stumbling upon them. Same goes for Atheist threads. If this is required, arguments about religious discussions on EMC will be kept to a minimum, and those who wish to discuss the topic may do it knowing that there is no excuse for someone stumbling upon the thread and attacking them for it. I think Jack's idea above would be very effective, especially when combined with the prefix requirement idea.Please voice your opinion on this UPDATED idea, and not the old oneUse the quote below to bypass any of the oldish discussion: I think we should have a religious forum category. It would prevent the small little battles we sometimes have. How would it prevent that, if it is just a little category? Simple If you are a supporter, you are automatically listed as someone who can access the supporter only forums. So why not have a restricted religious forum? I don't think it would require too much work to have "button" that you click in the forums tab. By default, everyone can access the religious forums (unless it would be easier to make it so you have to "subscribe" to the access list). If you don't want to see it, then opt out by clicking the button.The only bad side (that i could think of) of this is that it could/will divide a small part of our members, just maybe. But do we really want them (myself included sometimes) to come into contact with each other in that type of thread? The ONLY threads that i have seen that are more hostile than a religious thread were the 1.3 wilderness reset debates. Anybody who saw them knows that they got very contentious, very fast.The good side, which i believe heavily outweighs the bad side, is that those who want to openly and freely discuss religious topics can feel "safe" inside that area, knowing that only people who are willing or want to see those threads will see them and participate in them. Kind of the same thing for the other side. Those who don't want anything to do with religious threads, and find them an issue, will be able to just sit back and know that they WONT run into any of them anymore.Feel free to discuss this and point out more pros and cons Yes, I'm making the poll private. Some people will likely want to stay anonymous, so that they don't get sucked onto either side. Feel free to mention how you voted if you want to thoughIf this is taken as offensive, it wasn't meant to be, and i have no clue how it could be taken that way. Just typing this because sometimes my tone is transferred as well as i would like it to be.Just be generally nice, and whatever you do... DO NOT bring religion (saying that you HAVE to preach) into any reasoning for your posts, and same thing (saying that you have to be the counterweight to the situation) goes for the other side.