I think ET would be a far more useful place if the OP of a thread had the ability to moderate their own thread. This moderating power would include two things: the ability to delete posts (not change them), and the ability to banish specific ET members from posting on their thread. This would be extremely useful, even if limited to only threads in the 'Journal' section of ET, IMO. I've seen many cases of otherwise 'good' threads, becoming hijacked by one or more idiots, ruining the value of the thread for all. Personally, I know I'd be much more interested in contributing on ET if I could ensure that my threads wouldn't be polluted by one-line insults and irrelevent, off-topic posts. Here is an example of the kind of crap I'd like to see an OP be able to delete: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&postid=2220892#post2220892 This was the first post by this member on the thread. The post is insulting, adds zero value and encourages the thread to turn into a flame fest. Given my choice, I'd like to delete the post, and banish the poster from further posts on the thread. While it's easy enough to put these type members on ignore, it still clutters the thread and lessens the value for others. In fact, I would suggest that all members on the OP's ignore list for be automatically banished from participating on the OP's threads, as a starting point. While certainly not easy to implement, I think this would encourage the posting of more useful information on ET, increasing the value for all (including those that are muzzled). In addition, many of the ongoing thread wars would automatically end, since the combatants wouldn't be able to post on the other's threads.