The recent front-page article on the conclusion of the (RED) Auction started getting a bunch of commentary about the worthiness of this cause. Those early comments may have been at the edge of appropriateness, but (IMHO) the later comments about the deductibility of charitable contributions crossed the line into blatant political discussion. Today's discussion about the Magpul case showed several members launching into a discussion as to whether or not they should be purchasing from a manufacturer that also made firearms accessories. Such discussion may be interesting to some MR members, but I considered those comments entirely peripheral to the original article. Did the moderators consider relegating either of these discussions to the politics, religion, and social issues forum? I noticed (and flagged) several newbie posts that were a clear violation of the rules. Those could have been avoided by putting in minimized by limiting the discussion on these topics.