The circ and breastfeeding and gentle disclipline forums have specific mention in the UA.
Here is a copy for a refresher, as it was recently modified:
Mothering.com is the website of natural family living and advocates natural solutions to parenting challenges. We host discussion of nighttime parenting, loving discipline, natural birth, homebirth, successful breastfeeding, alternative and complementary home remedies, informed consent, and many other topics from a natural point of view. We are not interested, however, in hosting discussions on the merits of crying it out, physical punishment, formula feeding, elective cesarean section, routine infant medical circumcision, or mandatory vaccinations.
We do not tolerate any type of discrimination in the discussions, including but not limited to racism, heterosexism, classism, religious bigotry, or discrimination toward the disabled. We will not host discussions that involve explicit sexual references and are cautious about discussions on volatile topics such as abortion, religion, and race. See statement of purpose below.
MDC serves an online community of parents, families, and parent, child and family advocates considering, learning, practicing, and advocating attachment parenting and natural family living. Our discussions concern the real world of mothering and are first and foremost, for support, information, and community. Mothering invites you to read and participate in the discussions. In doing so we ask that you agree to respect and uphold the integrity of this community. Through your direct or indirect participation here you agree to make a personal effort to maintain a comfortable and respectful atmosphere for our guests and members."
Bolding was my emphasis.
It does not state that we don't allow omnivores to represent their viewpoints, and that either the NT or the Veg*n forums, sub forums, to be exact, are only
for those types of eaters. There is too much crossing over of eating styles (ie, raw vegans, pisco vegans, lacto vegans, NT, vege emphasis NT, and the like) to truely keep each truely exclusive. Even omnivores occasionally eat vegetarian meals. These sub forums are a convenience for keeping posts with certain types of information in an easy to find spot.
Traffic is a good thing on your forum, as it helps having more eyes to read and potentially contribute or help solve problems you might be seeking help for.
Again, I would remind 'visitors' to either of those subforums to be respectful of the people there, as they are in those respective forums to have a place to discuss issues as they directly relate to those sub forums. But yes, going into the Veg sub forum and posting about eating a bowl full of fried pork skins would be highly inappropriate and 'baiting' to say the least.
We had the same 'China Study' issue being discussed in the TF (Traditional Foods, also known as the NT) forum, and it was removed, due to similar posting in a disrespectful manner. I really am trying to keep this thread open for those truely seeking information (on both sides) and that want to discuss it in a mature manner.
If you want a more 'neutral ground' to discuss it, then I can move it to the main N and GE forum, if you would like.