I'm a little curious what psychological need ET soothes for its members. There has been a number of threads lately bemoaning the downward spiral of the ET content. With that thought in mind, it would do good to remember that ET is a message board. Message boards has a few useful tools as part of their package. Namely an editing process. With competent editing, the past can look as if it were the best of times in the history of existence. Delete here, crop there, after a little while we get plunged right smack dab into a leave it to beaver episode. The problem has always been one of staying on topic. Since we are by nature, a bunch of scatter brained individuals, the job of keeping a conversation on topic falls to competent moderation. Where moderation goes, so goes the content of ET.