I can understand how and why this happened and, as others have pointed out, we'll have to see how it shakes out. I can also see how it would be difficult to talk about some subjects without 'sanitizing' them from the three subjects now in separate sections. My specialty happens to be Nathan Bedford Forrest - you can't talk thoroughly about him without mentioning subjects regarding slavery or Reconstruction, nor even some of his major battles such as Fort Pillow. If these aspects of his life aren't to be discussed, you end up with a hagiographic view of him. That can be applied to a number of other Confederate generals and political figures. True, the three verboten things inevitably come up - KKK, slave trading and Ft Pillow. So, if hosts and moderators aren't watching, this triangle can get to be a political grandstand, a Lost Cause grandstand or just a hog waller. I noticed some threads pertinent to Forrest were in the walled off sections, which makes me ask how will this affect the three sub-forums in Forrest's biography forum? Meaning, for example, there is a Ft Pillow sub-forum in the Forrest forum, but there are Ft Pillow threads in the Slavery section and the Reconstruction section. I'm just wondering how to reconcile this inadvertant separation. I'm sure it affects other forums as well.