I bet this works in real life, too. All my neighbors are poor as [expletive] and don't want to talk about politics either. If any of them decided they cared, maybe they could change a policy that keeps them poor.
Who gives a [expletive]! Right! Lets keep politics away from our [expletive] fun!
At the top of the site it says "A Message Board Dedicated to Discussing St. Louis Cardinals Baseball!". That's the focus of this forum and the reason the community exists.
My opinion is we're losing quality baseball posts because of a difference of opinion on politics. This isn't a political forum. It's baseball first, other posts second. So if our secondary subjects are negatively impacting the purpose of the community then why do we have them?
In your example, in a neighborhood politics should be more important than baseball. On a forum dedicated to baseball discussion that isn't the case. I personally wish we could avoid the bad blood that happens in our politics forums and focus on the baseball conversations that make this such a special place. I don't want to hear opinions on gun laws and abortions on here. I want to know what people think about Grichuk's bipolar season and how that will transfer to next year. But we currently have a lot more opinions here on gun laws than we do on Grichuk's season and that's disappointing to me.