Ok, I registered here roughly 3 years ago, and locked threads were a rarity. Today, even with the search function disabled, I am noticing a locked thread on practically every page of several popular sections of this website, such as Political Issues and GNG. We need to band together and turn this around. Things here are getting out of hand, and the mods and Eric have issued more warnings in the last 2 months that I have seen in the last 3 years. To me, this seems utterly ridiculous. I have attached the posting rules at the bottom as a refresher for all. They are not difficult to follow, one need only be "grown up". We need to start utilizing the "report this post" function for rules violators, ESPECIALLY the really blatant ones flying by lately. Only by reporting the problems can the Mods and Eric have the opportunity to address it, and we can all get our board back. Thoughts? 1. No illegal message content. 2. No foul language. We are trying to maintain a family environment and such language is not appropriate. Also, do not post curse words that are deliberately misspelled or have special characters inserted in them to avoid the bad word filter. 3. No rude or abusive language. It is possible to disagree with someone without getting rude. 4. Posts with racist or extremist comments or content are not allowed. That includes links to sites with such content. 5. No flame wars are allowed here. 6. Unsolicited posts by companies advertising products are not allowed. (Please email email@example.com for info. on becoming a sponsor.) 7. Posts with sexually suggestive or explicit content are not allowed. That includes links to sites with such content. 8. Do NOT reopen threads pertaining to subjects that had previous threads closed. 9. Do NOT post the same or similar thread in multiple forums. Select the forum best suited for the topic and post it there. Multiple postings with the same subject matter by the same member will not be allowed. 10. Do not post or link to content containing graphic depictions of injury or death to people or animals.