It seems to me that posts to the "Members Only" section of this forum require some sort of moderator approval before being posted. Obtaining moderator approval is a slow process, so it appears like the forum is broken and not working, even though it may be functioning as designed. This section of the forum doesn't impose moderation so conversations can occur quicker. Requiring moderator approval would also make censorship easier to hide. Also, we have to be logged in to see the contents of the 'Members Only' forum. I don't know about you, but I hate logging into sites, when I'm just checking to see what's happening.
Therefore, I'm suggesting that we use the more open sections of the forum for discussions about the upcoming election.