It takes a liberal to write a paragraph like this with an unexploded head/straight face:
We are dedicated to maintaining this site as an open platform for a robust exchange of ideas. In fact, keeping it open past the original one-week timeframe was in direct response to requests from you — the members of this community — who asked for more time.
So now, we are asking you for your help.
Vote down the postings you feel are counterproductive to maintaining a free-flowing exchange of ideas…