Thats a tough question ... off hand and sorta unofficially and "off the record" I think shipping is fine as long it does not dominate the conversation and/or dovetail into personal attacks. I think shipping is a normal or expected response with several series, but it is also a response that easily dovetails into heated and unbalanced discussion.
So it is kinda hard to give an exact stance ... depends on the situation, I suppose, and an individual mod's "read" of a situation.
Perhaps it could be seen as raw onions in a salad. A little might be fine and helps lend taste to the overall result, but a salad comprised entirely of onions ... erm ... while some may like that most are probably not interested, and perhaps would not even regard it as a salad anymore! XD
Oh yes, and btw you old humbug ... a very merry Christmas (belated) to you!
Yea, live J-action, especially of anime/manga, I can't say it's really compelled me to any degree. Or really any adaptation of anime. Maybe live action Nana looked kinda amusing.
Oh by the way, I was going to ask about the Euphonium thread. How does AS regard arguments about shipping? Since at this point it's becoming a cyclical topic x1000 and it's really just the same few people patting each other on the back. I think at this rate it really just overshadows discussion and might lead to crap where it closed again and scare people away, and I don't want that to happen; just want some appreciation of the show!