For now that's where the regulars come from, but eventually I would imagine that P&T would end up including some of its own group of people. Of course, what could eventually be done is to just lock it and when it becomes necessary, just unlock it and bring it back.
I have to agree with Mex on this one. We're already seeing posts from people who couldn't be considered P&CE regulars. To point them to the Political BAR in a different forum doesn't seem quite right. If we do that, then we're just classing the P&T forum as the P&CE's poorer cousin when, if things go well, it should develop into its own entity with its own regulars. There may be crossover, but that's the nature of the forums. I mean, you wouldn't suggest shutting down the Political BAR and sending everyone to the Sports BAR because there's crossover, would you?
On a similar note, I might suggest editing the rules thread a bit (not the locked "Rules?" thread, mind you). Right now, it cites the P&CE forum rules a lot. It might be better to remove those references. While this forum is an outgrowth and offspring of the venerable P&CE, we should let it develop on its own.
Hollywood actress Sarah Michelle Gellar's hit show Buffy The Vampire Slayer has been blamed for 50,000 women abandoning traditional Western religion to study paganism.
According to the recent British study published in Women and Religion in the West, young women have taken an increased interest in practising witchcraft after Gellar's hit U.S. TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit the mainstream.
The study's author Dr. Kristin Aune says: "Because of its focus on female empowerment, young women are attracted by Wicca, popularised by the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In short, women are abandoning the church."
The Church of England has declined to comment on the study.
The study is probably bunk though, so take solace in that poor monotheists.