I get where lowepg is coming from and it's a good thought, but in the end I gotta agree with waddlejrjr. I think the collateral damage that policy would do would outweigh the benefit. It's really just a very small number of immature attention-starved babies who want to abuse this place, and I think the moderator team can handle it. Keeping those threads from being topped by not responding to them would go a long way too. If they stop getting the attention they crave, they'll find some other community to inflict their brain damage on.