Y'all do realize that none of the Mods trawl the Forums looking for something to do, right?I'm gonna have to call BS on this one. Discussing the plausibility of a scenario is well within the bounds of the map thread. That the discussion just happened to revolve around Marx does not mean that people were talking politics without provocation. I fail to see the problem. What would be the right thread then? Is anything political having to do with a map suddenly out of bounds? Where is the line drawn?
We come in when something is reported. In this case the report was that "things seem to be going off the rails". When I reviewed the relative comments it appeared (and still does appear) that such comments were taking a map/graphic thread into a debate just as the reporting member indicated. This being the case I made a two sentence post to keep the thread on track.