It has to be warts and all to be a serious discussion and research forum. I have absolutely no problem with a German or even specific SS sub-forum but the problem with the latter is always going to be admin/mods. Make it a free-fire zone and it will probably explode (or implode) and possibly attract: a) some undesireable members/posts. b) resentment from some members who perhaps might view the posts and feel compelled to comment in a manner that will result in continal slagging matches. I think what I am trying to say is the forum will be damned if we don't have such a sub-forum and damned if it is allowed to become a hotbed of hate and unreasonable views. Does it not become a decision for admin/mods (or even the site owner)? After all it is them who will ultimately have to moderate the sub-forum or deal with the potential problems of a free-fire zone.