But that's not a political statement. It's a historical fact. Pjotr didn't say "Trump is good, Hillary is bad" or the opposite, (or "Rutte good, Wilders bad"). I'd quite understand -- and be happy with -- removal of those type posts. But this doesn't explicitly favour either side as far as I can see.Moem wrote: ↑Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:56 amPolitical statements are explicitly against forum rules. For that reason, I would normally remove your comment about the outcome of the US elections. This time I'm letting it stand as an example of statements that we normally remove, no matter which political direction they favour. I have removed statements that praised and bashed candidates on either side of the American political spectrum. I know other mods have done the same.
Would a post with "King Harold lost the Battle of Hastings" also be removed? It's a historical fact, but I feel quite certain that if someone really wanted to, they could misconstrue it as a political statement. I think the rest of us would see that as absurd, though.
+1 also for Moem's thoughts on avoiding "PC". And if I may echo her sentiments, this is not the place to care about anyone's thoughts, feelings, or physical attributes. Let's make sure we stay friendly towards everyone!