The UKPO staff are considering creating a small new area of the forum which would be moderated substantially less than the rest of the site. This area would be for particularly robust debate, where members could really get stuck into issues and where we would only Mod for things like disclosing operational information, unauthorised commercial advertising and other serious issues. It would, effectively, be a 'no holds barred' area where people enter at their own risk and nobody holds back from saying what they think! .
Additionally, we could also move a few of the more heated threads in here, instead of locking them. As you all know, we hardly ever lock active threads and we've only ever done this when the debate has become unproductive by the standards of the main board, but we could potentially move these threads to this new area and leave them active instead.
This new area is not intended to replace the main areas of the forum, but it may be a useful addition to the site.
We are currently fine tuning the specific rules for this proposed area, but first we'd like to see if anyone would be interested in an area like this. Please complete the poll and let us know your thoughts.
Please leave any suggestions, queries and comments in the thread below!