Current USMB policy is that anything "posted to 'make a point'" is an "invitation to brawl." As such, it is prohibited for a post to "make a point." Now, this unpublished rule might be useful in some areas of the board. For example, it goes without saying that nobody really needs to make a point in the CDZ. The entire reason that section exists is so create a safe space for people to engage in unstructured free prose and let the chips fall where they may. And clearly there is no reason to make a point in Religion and Ethics. People either believe or they've been corrupted by Satan. And only God can fight Satan. But Politics is different. People should make a point when they post something. Not being able to make a point in the Politics section is kinda like sex without the orgasm, work without the paycheck, science classes teaching creationism. Or for that matter, having science classes at all, since everyone knows global warming is real so no need to actually learn anything for yourself just take everyone else's word for it. Making a point in Politics should not be prohibited, it should be encouraged! Granted, a few folks like Rdean and Owebo might not be comfortable with this kind of change. But I think most people here have plenty of points to make, if we simply let them.