Suggested Moderation Guidelines
Winston, take some time to read through the comments on any given article there, and you'll see that the hatefulness and flaming that are so prevalent are are simply not tolerated there. There isn't a place for the flamers to go, nor should there be.
The only thing that site has are thoughtful, intelligent discussions about the topic at hand, and anyone who gets out of line gets the boot.
I feel that this is the only appropriate method for this board, asking the flamers to keep to their private pen is only going to entice them, it's like the morlocks coming above ground to steal another few victims. (Time Machine reference)
Another suggestion is to take a cue from SomethingAwful
Which would be amusing to say the least considering that the SA Goons seem to revel in their vicious mockery of anything that crosses their paths, particular among their favorite topics is Winston's site, so they'll undoubtedly be amused to see a link from here to there.
Anyway, there should be what SA calls The Leper's Colony. Wu should change the name to something else to avoid copyright issues, but it should be present nonetheless.
There should be a "Hall of Bastards" or something, listing those who were banned and why. This serves as a warning for those who would make trouble.
Another useful SA feature, is the probation system, if someone commits a small infraction, then they are merely placed on probation, during which time they are unable to post. Only after displaying a pattern of continual disregard for the rules and regs are they banned.
What say you, Contributing posters? (all others are free to hit a tree and die, slowly and alone)
*smacks gavel against desk*