I am thinking of creating a sub-forum in which someone can open with a position statement, whether they actually hold that position or not, and then defend it from people who are in the mood to take an oppositional position, again whether they actually hold that position or not. I used to do this often in BBS forums, and in AOL chat rooms in the early days of my Internet activities. Defending positions that I didn't actually hold was often fun, and it was even more interesting when people didn't know whether I actually held that position or not. This was also something that we would be asked to do when I was in Bible college, which I found interesting. We would be assigned a position, whether we held that position or not, and would have to learn enough about the position to defend it in class. In that way, it was educational, and I could sometimes learn to appreciate other points of view. This would be a debate venue, but without having to understand or appreciate the formal rules of debate. An additional advantage is that it gives cover for those who might want to discuss something but are afraid to take a position that others might disagree with. I could call the sub-forum Convince Me Otherwise. Given that I create these things in pairs, I wouldn't be creating it until I could come up with a second one to add to the same category. Since it would be a debate forum, it might seem that it should be in the Hot Button Issues category, but I'm inclined to put it elsewhere. Since we'd be defending positions that we may not even hold, there would be little reason for anyone to get angry about it. It could go in the Education & Entertainment category, since it could be both entertaining and educational. In fact, other than Hot Button Issues, I can't think of another category where it would fit. Your thoughts?