Everyone admits, this forum is pretty much a dead zone. Could staff please let the forum topics stay open? I can't tell you how many times there are good discussions going along and it's like... TOPIC CLOSED. Completely civil topics. There isn't any reason to just shut down topics so quickly, unless you just prefer this to be an unban forum only. If the topic does go off the rails, how about just removing the offensive posts and let it go from there and warn/ban the offenders? That way we can continue to have conversations. Even conversations that are for ideas. I realize staff wants neat and tidy... but it's a bit TOO neat and tidy. So I guess we'll see if it's "No, topic closed" or "wtf doc?", or even better "you know, we really do want a decent forum here".