So we’re not talking about read-only access for those without licenses, we’re talking complete invisibility.
I assume the mods could move threads between the sub-forum and the public view if ever appropriate (ie, a thread that doesn’t really need to be in the sub forum)?
Firefly/Serenity are awesome, I liked Rogue One, and I’ve still gotta see some of the other series mentioned. I saw a couple episodes of The Orville awhile back, and it was exactly what you’d expect: Seth Macfarlane writing and acting in Star Trek. Hardcore Trek fans would be appalled, but more casual watchers like myself can chuckle at the ribbing.
After a wee bit of investigation, OTP4PA has been banned as a repeat troll: He is EMFuturePA, who had not previously been banned, but only placed on moderation (preapproval required for new posts). Rather than post civil content, this individual violated the site's rule against more than one account per person.
Rather than me having to review logs and whatnot, I'm going to shortcut the process:
Any account with <1 month since creation, which starts any thread on any contentious issue, may at the discretion of any moderator be treated as a troll and banned without further discussion.
That is to say, the recent focus has been sewing resentment of NPs, but there are any number of other topics which could provide similar sport for trolls.
Members in good standing with good troll-sensing abilities are welcome to flag any such threads or posts for moderator review.
And if you just happen to be the sort who wants to engage in vigorous name calling and divisive posting: get your own site. I just checked, and paswhohatenps.com appears to be available.
A bit of investigation has confirmed that this thread was started by a repeat troll. Since several posters in good standing are continuing to comment here, I am not closing the thread, but be aware: The original post was 100% trolling.