Fred's House of Pancakes was never meant to be overrun by political discussions, but the political threads have seem to taken over lately in here. To help keep FHOP the social hangout for established PriusChat members, we've created FHOPolitics, a member-only private subforum where ALL political discussions will need to occur from now on. Making it a private forum will keep these posts out of everyone's "View New Posts" searches unless they choose to be members of the FHOPolitics group. So, I know you're all asking 1 of 2 questions: How do I keep FHOPolitics threads out of my "View New Posts"? Easy. Do nothing. By default these threads will not show up for you. How I gain access to the FHOPolitics forum so that I can post threads about political subjects? Check out your "Group Memberships" page and you'll see the Fred's House of Politics Group. Just click the radio button next to Join Group, then click "Join Group". Boom! You have access to talk politics at your leisure. Moderators will determine what are/are not political threads. We'll slowly be moving existing threads into the FHOPolitics, but all new politically-themed threads should only be started in the FHOPolitics forum. Questions? Fire away. To prevent trolling by those who learn of this forum and join simply to stir controversy and rancor the privilege of joining FHOPol will require moderator approval. There are no strict criteria and there will be some subjectivity, but we wish this to be a forum for Prius owners and enthusiasts first and foremost to discuss their views without invited or uninvited outside interference.