I was going to start a suggestion thread about the politics board too. Except I like to suggest some sub-boards that would go by regions or specific countries with the most political discussions.
For instances, there could be a "World Politics" board to discuss almost any topic outside of the US or UK. Or have some sub-boards separated by region like 'African Politics', 'Asian Politics', 'European Politics', 'Latin Politics', 'North American Politics', 'Other Politics', 'Australian'. Anything that would distinguish those discussions from other dominating political discussions, like American ones. This website is also getting used worldwide too, right? Essentially serving the same purposes as IMDb message boards? I like to pry in on some discussions (or possibly engage into some) that have been going on with the world too.
I agree that everything related to politics and political discussion definitely needs to be restricted to that board alone. No off-topic posts. I think there should be a footnote under that too. Other people like to talk about movies, shows, music, games, and such on those boards. Don't drag politics into any of those boards. No one there would likely care and would rather not see posts related to politics there. I am an American and I'm also sick of seeing Trump posts where they don't belong too. Well, actually I have a dual citizenship as a Canadian. So it's not like I see a lot of Canadian politics taking as much place previously on IMDb either.
Also wiping that board may encourage more OTs to spread around like wildfire. Like I mentioned before, that's already problematic enough even back on IMDb.
Unfortunately, World Politics would stagnate or simply trolled into oblivion. The Politics board is open to political discussion about any country but it tends to end up being American politics because the bulk of users (especially the most vocal and active ones) are Americans or are at least most interested in American politics.
Not that I would be opposed to it. However, I also think most of the people frequenting the Politics board are longtime regulars and aren't about to change their ways. In the end, they would go back to Politics general.