I'm asking because a Stack Overflow employee had reached me because of one of the arguable episodes that had happened this summer and asked to clarify this issue.
My position on this is following: We definitely should do that. Here's why:
- Actually de-facto this is a site about Russian language. Just like we don't discuss here about our favorite movies and music or our tastes in programming languages or religion, just the same way politics is off-topic here.
- Because discussing politics is a very subtle issue, especially among Russian-speaking communities, it is still worth to once again explicitely mention the fact that it is off-topic here.
- Let's be honest, it's very flame-prone.
Keep in mind that I'm strong believer this should be a thing not because I have or have not any strong political affiliations of any kind but because it easily can ruin the atmosphere and user experience for this particular Stack.
Any thoughts, comments, objections?