Per the discussion starting here, and per James comment: I am putting forth a couple questions to the membership at large. This thread is going to be with regards to non-science subforums and SciFo's mission statement. There has been some discussion over the years about whether the current arrangement of Fringe sub-forums give the impression that SciForums not only allows, but openly welcomes and invites, non-scientific discussion. The usual response has seemed to be that The Fringe was meant as a dumping ground for the non-scientific topics that had no reputable home in actual scientific discussion. Over the last several years, however, the bulk of activity on SciForums has come to reside in precisely those locations, and often results in a number of issues stemming from the requirements for evidence, personality clashes, and other such issues that generally would not occur when the discussion revolves around solid facts instead of opinions. Basically, the question boils down to "What, precisely, is SciForums meant to be?" So, what do you think this site should be about?