On another thread, I wrote: Thread after thread seems to get hijacked by arguments about the CAA, and they have a tendency to get ugly. This seems particularly to be the case on threads to do with activism and it's a real shame - this kind of thing drives me away and I'm sure it does others. I don't think that we can afford to have constructive plans for activism repeatedly derailed. We don't have the time or resources to spare. I'd like to suggest that people who want to discuss the CAA, whether to criticise it or to counter that criticism, start up a thread that is only for that purpose. Then, whenever another thread gets interrupted by someone taking a pop at the CAA, they can be directed immediately to that thread. Or if someone thinks that the CAA's position on things is relevant to an argument they can say "I want to talk about the CAA's position on this because I think it's relevant so I'm going to do it on the CAA thread" and provide a link to that CAA thread. I think we can have it all - good threads on activism and somewhere for people to talk about the CAA who want to. Do people (including moderators) think that this is a good idea? I should add I have no axe to grind about the CAA one way or another - my only interest is that advocacy and other threads don't get derailed by discussions about the CAA. If people seem happy with this idea, maybe one of the mods could start a sticky thread in the Activism section called "Discussion about the CAA".