Thanks for pointing this out. It's a slight permissions problem I over looked. For some reason, your primary group being anything except Verified Member causes the Basement to remain hidden, even after you joined the group. I fixed your account now, so you should see the forum.
Allow me to see if there is a quicker way to fix this for everyone else who has a different primary group as well, otherwise I'll have to change all of them one by one.
What about borderline spaceflight/politics issues?
This isn't just conjecture. Space stuff gets political. Like Constellation program, SLS, James Webb Telescope funding, the role of commercial space ventures, etc...
Then all threads about NASA's future, SLS, JWST, Orion & CCDev updates may need to be moved, but then I won't post any news there any more, but just on the ChatBox.
orb said:Then all threads about NASA's future, SLS, JWST, Orion & CCDev updates may need to be moved, but then I won't post any news there any more, but just on the ChatBox.
And I hope the expectation of your valuable input getting lost will in the end convince folks - interested in civil discussion on space flight topics - to let politics (and religion!) out of that equation.
We will make that call on a case by case basis. If it's a thread getting heated because of politics, then it would be better in the Basement. If the politics remain calm and on-topic with the spaceflight section, then it will stay.
I can move it there, but don't expect any new news from me posted on that thread. I observed that political discussions start on that thread after I post some news about NASA's future, so unless someone else will post news there, there will be no discussion.I'm wondering if "NASA's Future: The War Continues" belongs in the Basement.
So let me get this straight - the basement can be trolled and whatnot?
1. The Basement is for political and religious topics in which members are free to post with virtually no moderation. We are not concerned about trolling, flame wars, off-topic posts, or indescriptive thread titles. However, direct attacks against a person, group, or country will not be allowed. For example, ("you're a retard," etc.) or ("Americans are retards," etc.) is considered an attack.
I'm wondering if "NASA's Future: The War Continues" belongs in the Basement.