I've recently come back to Warlight after not playing for over a year. One of the first things that has struck me upon my return is that the state of the forum reflects poorly on the website as a whole. Thread after thread concern the same few people, and those who insist on feeding them. These same few continually hijack other threads, and on and on it goes.
Fizzer has gone to great lengths (as well as exercised great restraint) to allow freedom to prevail in his ongoing project. Freedom of speech, freedom of creativity, and freedom to contribute and influence so many aspects of the site.
I agree with Fizzer that being overly social, outspoken, or downright annoying are not crimes and are, in fact, quite subjective. I don't see the need to police the forum or let a few chose an acceptable morality for all. I do, however, think it would be appropriate to allow individuals some level of control over their own conversations.
Therefore I propose this:
I think that this change would help improve both the functionality and image of the forums. It would make it easier to locate or receive answers, as well as allow constructive conversation to remain focused where desired.