It's just that I gave a reason why I think the "simply start another thread in the other forum" argument doesn't work, which you promptly ignored and simply repeated that I could simply start another thread in the other forum. If you're tired of people complaining fine, but that's the purpose of this thread, I'm sure there would've been a colleague who could handle my complaints for you. Lessening your workload is of course a valid goal, but I don't think applying moderation arbitrarily is a good way to achieve it (that is, it would achieve it, but to the detriment of the forum). My point is that you can't let someone who happens to be the OP decide what kind of moderation a topic should receive. Most OT topics are created in reaction to news events. Once they're discussed in one thread, they'll stay there. Starting another thread just means you're locking yourself out of the discussion. So why is the degree of moderation decided by the choice of forum to post it in, instead of the degree of moderation it requires due to its topic?