No applause! But seriously, there was a time when I used to dread what I'd find posted on this Forum every morning. I was threatening to ban people left and right, deleting posts at least once per week, editing posts almost every day. Ugh, that was awful.
I'd rather have this Forum be a bit less active, but free from the caustic nastiness that already pervades so much of the internet. Anybody who wants to read about how a given politician is worse than Hitler only has a million other places online to read about it, not to mention talk radio and cable TV.
I'll try to let people discuss slightly controversial topics as long as everyone behaves. The Michael Moore Capitalism: A Love Story topic probably came close to going over the line, but at least there was no overt nastiness. Overall, though, it's probably better if we stick to talking about music, movies, books, and how we all want to lose weight!