This is a good example of why I find it pointless to comeback to this place nowadays. http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=55893 You can try to justify it by repeating that tired old cliche of 'focusing on badminton' but why have a Lounge or Chit-Chat section if you're intent 'focusing on badminton'? I suppose you realise that the entire forum will be swamped with the same old threads talking about the same tired thing over and over and it's a shame that the Chit-Chat section contain probably the 'freshest' bit of content of all? Just take a look at the place and tell me that you're not shaking your head? I am a member on RAWK which is roughly the same size as this place with several hundred times more activity than BC on a daily basis and it had rarely turned into a jungle of monkey business. If anything the topics in the equivalent 'Chit-Chat' section are composed of a lot of intelligent discussions on the current affairs. Any signs of lax in evolution and the members get a warning/ban, threads cleaned up and reopened. There are the fair share of rubbish topics as with any forums in the world but what have that thread above done to deserve a locking? How long are you - the powers that be - going to herd everybody into a corner and label them in combinations of either 'clueless', 'mindless', 'uncivilised', 'childish'? The 'regular member' tag might actually mean 'semi-sentient'. Keep at that and like-seek-like will soon bring in more and more of the same old rubbish. Allow and moderate good discussions and you will find more activities that will eventually drive the 'clueless', 'mindless', 'uncivilised' and 'childish' away or at least keep them quiet. Appoint more mods to ensure that it does not happen (possibly ones to do the dirty work to avoid yourself from becoming unpopular). More level-headed mods will do the trick, not the trigger happy militants. If anything, have them from all three spectrums to allow for a fairer judgement on the posts. I suppose praises are easier to the eyes/ears than criticism. If you think I'm still sore from the previous ban then you're really living up to what I have just mentioned about painting people with the same-coloured brush of 'stupid'. Yes, I have problems with this place and yes, I have left to join someplace else that lives up to my so-called standard of 'intelligent foruming'. 'Political', my arse. Soon we won't be able to talk about toilet bowls without fear of insulting the porcelain.