Hello all, it seems to me that the amount of rubbish written on the board is getting out of control. For some reason it seems impossible for the publisher to control the number of IP's per handle so we are confronted with the same idiots time and again. Also, there is apparently no rule about the maximum number of threads per day (or hour) so the number of one-sided opinion-dumps for lack of attention is growing by the day. I have a hard time finding the few useful bits and, frankly, it is starting to cost to much time to find them , thereby rendering the forums useless. Of course we have the ignore feature, but it takes a while to find out who are the culprits, and we still see the threads they produce. My proposals: 1) no more than a few threads-starts per day allowed, depending on the number of posts. 2) this max number could be zero eg. if the number of posts is less than 200. 3) show the number of ignores for a certain member in his member-profile. 4) publish a top-50 of ignoreds, with ignore buttons next to the names so we can quickly ignore them too. 4b) maybe allow setting of auto-ignore level in this top-50, someone managing to reach eg. number 15 can then be ignored automatically. 5) build peer-networks; if some of my peers ignore someone I want them ignored too. 6) make it choosable whether to show threads started by someone ignored. 7) not more than 1 alias per IP! I think ET is getting into some serious trouble. Maybe the business model is depending on page-views; if so quality will suffer and those who of real interest to the advertiser will vanish and start theirs own. I hope the measures can still be taken in time. I've been around for a few years here, learned a LOT, which is the reason to stay loyal for a while. The number of mis-spent hours here is starting to hurt and I would hate to see the board become obsolete. I hope the respected publisher will start to take this problem seriously soon. Ursa..