I've noticed that, more than most other boards I've been on, moderators here are quick to shut down certain threads. Specifically, if something is said about American Politics, the entire thread gets shut down immediately. This can be annoying as you can be having a good discussion going (or trying to get one going), then someone takes it in a political direction, and *BAM* the whole thing gets shut down. Can't the moderators just ask people to stop making political posts when they cross the line, or delete the posts, or edit them, or even move the posts to some locked "Horrible Pit of Political Discussion" thread or something? (I know of another forum which does the last one... they don't like idle chitchat, so if you're talking about your new boyfriend or something they move it to this huge thread that no one can respond to).