Okay, this situation gets long and complex, IMO, and needs some serious attention from not only the ModSquad, but from the USERS, too. And by that, I mean a lot of posts about how "it's always been that way" don't cut it. Last nights, and todays, Opera House thread has been totally out of control. Two users were banned last night for starring out words in excess of what ModSquad there wanted to see going on. I can understand their position, but have to raise the question: What is excessive? ToS states that they need to be completely starred, and they were. It does not state that there cannot be 1000 posts in a row with 100 starred out words each. While I personally would not want to see that, and believe what was going on was excessive, this needs to be addressed because there is a major 'culture-clash' going on in ROTS at the moment. I want it understood that I am not picking on any one person, as this goes far beyond any one individual and encompasses the entire forum. Taking a step back, the situation last night was wrong on both fronts. The users making the situation worse were in the wrong for not backing off. But in the same regards, the Mods in the forum were a little excessive in their warnings (in the public thread, at least), and were perhaps a little heavy-handed in their overall handling of the situation. Now, part of this is the fact that you have 3SA and 3NS clashing together. When the decision was made for the 3NS threads to be archived, and everything turned over from 3SA into the ROTD forum, I'm not completely sure there was 100% thought given to the differences in the forums, and what might occur from basically annihilating one, and giving the other complete reign. I say it that way because, as I said before, you're going to get a lot of "it was always that way", as these threads were originally 3SA, and many users feel it is basically still the same forum. It is not. There is no 3SA any longer. There is no 3NS. There is ROTS. But that begs the question of why one forum was given, essentially, preferrential treatment by allowing it to remain, while the other was archived. Why not throw them all together, or, possibly better in this case, throw them all out and start with a totally NEW forum? Again, this goes way back. These forums started as 1SA and 1NS, and grew to where they were when the merge happened. With the shutdown of 'expectations' of upcoming movies, did it not make sense to start over on forums, as well? Would that, logistically, have been a little harder? Possibly. But, would it not have forced the two to come together a little more, instead of the existing "this is OUR forum" mentality that is currently happening? Again, I know this is a lot, and it's the root of the problem that is currently creating the situation that needs to be addressed for a beneficial change to take effect. And I would certainly like for the clarification on ToS with regards to the situation last night in the thread, as that does affect at least one member of my group directly. Thank you, and I appreciate your input on this matter.