Why is that unreasonable? It does apply to the entire JC. However, its practical interpretation and what's allowed varies between forums. The Senate allows (and was intended for) a different kind of discussion than the JCC, and it shows in particular with religious discussion. The Senate allows full-fledged discussion and debate of religion, while the JCC generally keeps it at a modest to light level. Anything more than that gets kicked over to the Senate. I'd say it's clear that the ROTS social thread doesn't allow for as much latitude as it might in another forum, or with a different group of regulars. The moderators have to work with what they're given, and so they have. If rule is made it should be enforced in all forums and threads. That's inflexible and rigid. Moderators should be able to think outside the box and be flexible whenever possible and reasonable. If a certain issue, thread or forum requires a different standard, so be it. I outright banned discussion of evolution in the Senate during much of my time as a moderator there, because of how such discussions inevitably turned out. Discussion of Islam was always closely watched, and I didn't allow as much leeway with that subject. Why? Because both subjects were far from ordinary. As I mentioned, an easy alternative is just to shut the thread down entirely. That would make things much easier for all involved, I'd say.