I know you addressed this in your edit, but just for emphasis regarding this item and the others like it, I don't think it's so easy to divide continuity discussion from some sort of real, allowed discussion. I mean, continuity is an aspect of the book; and it's one tied to a lot of things people who don't care about it might consider actual discussion, like story and characterization. It's on topic, and while I understand that it can be annoying to want to discuss other topics and everyone else is talking about continuity, that's not unique to it. I would often go into the Invincible thread to find discussions on things I couldn't care less about, so I either talked about something I did care about, or I turned around and left. Basically, what I'm saying is that continuity isn't some special subject that we should treat differently, it's a legitimate topic of discussion that, like any other, can take over a thread. What I think might help is if we had a way of treating those kinds of topics as they occur; say, if a certain line of discussion is dominating a general discussion thread to the exclusion of all others, it can be spun off into its own thread. Not automatically segregate continuity?or any topic of?discussion from the start, but give it its own thread for discussion if it seems to warrant one. If we're going to divide IU, I think I'd prefer to see it like this: One, a general thread that allows IU and OOU. I think because we're talking about fiction, the two are inextricably linked, and it's not so easy to say "talk less about OOU". Writing quality, characterization, the cohesiveness of a series: I think they're all important topics that are firmly OOU. However, two is to create an IU only thread; if people just want to speculate, talk about character motivations, discuss actions of the characters, etc., they have a place to do it there. That doesn't mean IU discussion would be excluded from the other thread, or even necessarily encouraged to all move over there; but in a case like, say, Order 66, it would give those who want to talk about the future of the characters a place to do so when the other thread is dominated by people's OOU concerns with the novel.