^It has been overwhelmingly political in here lately it seems. I only post in politics because it seems one sided and when I post in development threads I go off topic and have nothing mind blowing to add. Look at Mayday's rules in posting in development posts at the Lakefront development page.
Some food for thought:
1. Think before you post. For some, think before you post something off-topic or could take the thread off-topic.
2. Ask yourself if what you're about to post is truly profound.
3. If you want to discuss something not related to the title of the thread, make a separate thread somewhere else.
4. If you think you're the only one with a critical or contrarian viewpoint, you're not.
5. If you are posting in development threads and feel financial forces, economics, market trends or any other issues based in reality have no impact on projects - why are you here?
Not sure what rule 4 exactly means.