Originally Posted by dsvick
This should serve to keep the lounge a more light-hearted and friendly place for people that are dropping by to unwind, while giving the hardened debaters a place to go to discuss the more serious things.
I'll probably opt in and lurk
The purpose of the Lounge, as its description says, is: "lighthearted banter and discussions unrelated to ebooks
" (emphasis mine). This new forum certainly won't remove the role of the Lounge as a forum for serious debate; it simply move two specific subject areas (politics and religion) into their own forum. The Lounge will remain the place to discuss other subjects unrelated to ebooks.