Yes, you read correctly. From now on, in an attempt to quell the animosity and bitterness that seems to be an integral part of this years-long vendetta between fans, I will be issuing spanks for those who post in threads which contain basher/gusher fights, effective immediately. Even if you're just a passerby who shoots off one comment in such a thread, you may face penalties. These kinds of threads will either be closed or they will drop, undiscussed, in the thread listing within a few minutes. They will no longer occupy most of the front page. I'll see to this. I realize that there's no clear-cut definition of what makes a thread a basher/gusher battleground, so I'll leave you with this rough defenition: If I see a thread inhabitted mainly by a handful of bashers and gushers exchanging comments, I will lock down the thread and issue spanks to the participants. These spanks will go into their "log" and each offense will result in a longer ban time. It is entirely possible that some of you will rack up month-long bans. If this happens, I will have no sympathy for you. I realize I will get a lot of grief about this new policy, but I'm willing to accept it as the price I have to pay in order to bring this forum back to its "glory days", if such a time ever existed. You'll be surprised at how many users' "affiliations" I can remember and I have the ability to check IP addresses to determine if one of you is using another little-known alias, so I will have no difficulty in "smoking you out". Attempts to circumvent my attention with alternate usernames or threads inhabitted by more than a handful of users will be dealt with severely. This is your final chance to show that you can be respectful and courteous to your fellow fans. Thank you for your time and may the Force be with you! Locked while new policy is considered.