In my time away from these forums, I've been a fairly regular member on several other random message boards on the internet. And in my 'travels' away from this forum, I've been exposed to how other forums are run, and some interesting takes on moderating. One of the more interesting concepts I was exposed to was the idea of "thread crapping". What is thread crapping? Well, it's essentially coming into a thread that you really have no interest in, and you take the time to post something which does nothing to add to the thread, and in fact derails it and often turns it into an argument. Here's a definition I found on another forum: I've seen it happen a couple times here just tonight, in a few threads I've been posting in... some members just come in and dump on something other members are discussing and enjoying discussing. I'm not talking about a debate thread which is clearly inviting opposing viewpoints, or offering something up for discussion on both sides of the spectrum. Let's take a hypothetical example: If there were a thread titled "Soccer: Like it or hate it, and why?", this thread is clearly inviting a discussion, looking for a 'debate', and looking for differing viewpoints. Posts like "soccer is fantastic because x,y, and z" and "soccer is terrible because x,y, and z". However, if there were a thread called "What do you love about soccer?", it could be considered 'thread crapping' to go into that thread and dump on soccer. It's argumentative, and goes against the spirit/intent of the thread, unlike the first example. And as I said, I've seen it happen here. It's rude, it's obnoxious, it adds zero to the threads, and it often in fact derails them into an argument. I started this thread because I'm curious to know what the thoughts of other members are on this subject, and the administration as well. Is 'thread crapping' technically already against the rules just under a different name (like 'trolling' or 'baiting' or something)? Is it moderated? Should it be? If it should be, would giving it a name make it easier to identify? Would it benefit from such a distinction? I'm curious to know what everyone's feelings are on this matter. Please give me/us your thoughts.