I strongly support Yair Rand's post.
I am intensely interested in political issues, but try to discuss them in political forums, not Wikipedia discussion threads. While there will be some occasions (SOPA) where Wikipedia is directly threatened by political footballs, and must be discussed, we should endeavor to limit political activism to such issues, and not bring it into every discussion where it might have a tangential aspect. Not all editors share the same political persuasion, and allowing political discussions in these threads (beyond that which is absolutely necessary) has the potential of tearing apart the community interested in bring the sum of all knowledge to the world. Stephen Philbrick (Sphilbrick) _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>