Agreed, I love this site but it seems like it is a bit too heavly moderated.
On the Miata forum, if you want to talk about say car movies, that may not be "car talk" enough for the mods and they close the thread. If you want a jacket that says "Miata" on it, that may not be "car talk" enough for the thread.
Go slightly off topic and not come back on, and they close the thread. Sometimes they just close a thread out of the blue and say "it's been beat enough."
If you want to see really frequent, intrusive, sincerely lheavily moderated forum, try over there.
I call the moderating here "adequate". Not intrusive or heavy at all. At one time, they were feeling the need to correct everybody's titles to be really precise, and I felt that was going a bit too far. Some need it but not most.
But that is the only brief time I felt the moderating was a bit heavy.
Back on topic, I don't miss the flame wars or trolls at all. I think with the death of Pontiac and the Solsice, the zealous haters don't feel threatened anymore so they don't have their fragile egos hurt anymore.
I am loving the calm on the board. The board will grow. We'll see more and varied activity when the cars become heavily traded on the used car market in a few years.