To help facilitate better thread content, allow moderators an easy solution to off topic, content and improve public viewing of content as guests prior to registration, I would like to suggest the following: in bullet points: That a sub fora be established that is for general member viewing only. This fora category could be called "Mediation Forum". That each moderator creates his/her own thread for posts that he/she has moved. That a moderator when confronted with off topic posts or posts that are significantly inflammatory can move said posts to the mediation forum. Where upon it is incumbent upon the poster to provide reason for the post to be reinstated The moderator does not need to justify his actions, however the poster must show reason for the post to be allowed. If a certain number of posts have had to be moved then the poster faces a suspension of a given time period etc... If no reason for reinstatement [eg. issue ignored by poster] is given with in a specified time period [say 1 month] the post is automatically deleted. The main reason for the above suggestion is to minimize mod time investment in troublesome posts. to improve the quality of threads content to improve the reading available to members and public being attracted to sciforums. to allows threads to stand chance of achieving worth while outcomes. to allows consistency and due process to be invoked by the moderators alleviating them of unnecessary consideration. to place member discussions with moderators out of the public arena to further prioritize the board's content to being more appropriate for members and browsing public alike. I do not think I need to show an example of how threads can be filled with numerous posts that are seriously irrelevant to the topic at hand. Personal slanging matches for example could then be neutralized with out offending any one, quickly and with out too much consideration by the moderator. [who is following forum mod guidelines] What do you think? Are there other criteria or rules that would aid in the objectives?