Okay, I'll be blunt, I'm not completely happy how this forum is moderated. I see threads be closed for some rather obscure reasons and too many posts being edited for trivial matters. And when contacting moderators for an explaination, they say they're too busy moderating to properly handle each situation with as much thought as necessary.
Well... just don't do as much moderating then!
Okay, so one thread has a similar subject as one which was created 1 year ago. Give it a break, let it live.
Okay, a few people go a bit offtopic for a posts, it's not really necessary to make sure EVERY post is ontopic and delete all those which aren't.
So a thread has a long discussion with an identical subject to an old thread which no one posts in. It's not really necessary merge those two threads. The older thread is dead for a reason and it just creates confusion having multiple threads be merged into one.
So, someone links to another "rivaling" GW site's interesting thread/article. It's not gonna ruin your site. Links to all other GW sites are available on the official GW site anyway... so it's not exactly a secret there's other GW sites out there. And as well, you might find there will be less hostile competition and more willingness for others GW sites to be nice and link back to you if you stop looking at other sites as rivals. I promise, other GW sites won't bite, and it'll reduce the amount of moderation necessary.
As the first test for lighter moderation, I have one challenge... don't delete this thread.