Heya. We, the Evil admins have been thinking about TNZ. Actually, we've been thinking about it a lot. Our collective brain has been practically overworked thinking about it. Board regulars will have been aware of several recent incidents that cast doubt on the effectivness of the current admin policy towards TNZ. It simply isn't working out as effectivley as we'd hoped guys. Whilst the majority of the membership is able to act in a mature and self moderating manner within the forum, there seems to be a certain element thats spoiling it for the rest of us. Also, there often seems to be some misconception of what the forum should actually be used for. Lets make it clear: its a forum with slacker rules than the rest of the board for sensitive issues. We're well aware that TNZ has its own seperate "community" than the rest of the board, but you must admit, a significant number of threads in there really belong in misc. So, what we're going to do, is give the four admins a little control in the forum. Don't panic, only a little. Admins will be able to: - Move threads to a more suitable are of the board - Control spamming in TNZ - Delete potentially illegal material -- i.e: Porn posting days are over folks. Try Startreknude.com for that sort of thing. - Stop reposting of threads in seperate forums -- if its a TNZ thread it doesn't need another in MISC to emphasise yout point. Thats it. The admins won't stop *ahem* "Heated Arguments" so don't lean on us to do so. The phrase "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" will be as relavent in TNZ as ever. The admins won't touch content per se -- as long as its not something the BBS could get sued over. Now before you jump up and tell me how this goes against the "Deny the Official Existance of TNZ" policy: hang on a minute. TNZ isn't a part of the board. TNZ isn't watched over by a moderator, and it still isn't an official componant of the BBS. But, if some admin happens to notice that some idiot is being annoying in there... you can't blame them if they close a few threads in the interests of being neighbourly. Lets make it clear. TNZ is NOT a flameboard, and it is NOT a dumping grounds for unwanted threads. TNZ is still an "Area 51." Its a weird part of the BBs universe where the laws of physics don't apply.