Get vintage cars off the road was a posting by me. It's a real issue folks. Our very hobby, fanatical pastime approaching love is in danger. Is it possible to discuss what may well eliminate what we love without being banned?
Here is a perfect example of how to do it:
Historic tagged vehicles in Md. Beware
Notice it brings up the issue, provides background on the issue, and provides clear steps on how to help prevent the issue.
You will notice members chiming in that they have taken an action to help.
You will notice no members talking about the politics behind the actions, mention who might be in the whitehouse at the time, the motives behind why someone might want to do it (good or bad, for or opposed), guns, gun bans, or killing people.
Slim your thread got locked because some of our members haven't figured out how to not be political so it was not because of your thread per say. I will say the threat of killing off old cars has been around for a long time now on and off, but without specific discussion to a new or impending action of the sort you are leaving the discussion wide open for it to go south and have comments like this (and I left the name because I don't want him to feel like I am singling him out, because I am not, but once a post like that shows up, then from nearly a decade of moderating this board I can tell you it is headed south):
Confiscation of publicly held automobiles? I'd like to see someone try it. It's not unlike gun control. No one is going to come to my personal residence and get my legally obtained guns. If they do, I'll make sure that they get the business end first and as much spent ammunition that I can muster before I'm taken out.
As for this idea:
Why not make a political, no holds barred discussion forum like on Stang fix?
We tried that before and we ended up with too many mangina's. This board is dedicated to the discussion of classic mustangs. While at time politics intersect with classic cars for the most part we are able to divorce everything else and focus solely on classic mustang to allow this place to be a sanctuary and retreat from the rest of the crap we have to deal with day in and day out.