Over the last few weeks I've received complaints about the character threads. Some have stated difficulty finding information and staying up-to-date with the lastest developments. It's also been noted that such threads have the potential to become breeding grounds for spam--especially when the newswire is slow. Should we do away with the character threads? As a moderator I cannot ignore the voiced concerns saying that these threads carry little value. On the other hand, I distinctly recall a huge uproar when the "Cyclops Official Thread" was temporarily locked for 48 hours (due to flame wars). I've also noticed that few fans are actually launching threads about characters anymore, but rather gravitate to the Official Threads for more convenient round table discussions. Since this matter affects the entire forum, it needs to be discussed and voted on by the board members here. I am presenting you folks with two options: Option 1: "Free-For-All" Discussion Action: Character Threads are shut down. Benefits: This will allow fans to launch multiple threads discussing a wider variety of topics (see IMDb's X-Boards for example). Drawbacks: Depending on the topic variety, this could mean that many threads on the same character could dominate the front page simitaneously (however general threads that contain simple statements like "I love Rogue, she rocks!" will be closed). Option 2: Keep The "Official Character Threads Active" Action: Things stay the way they are. Benefits: Provides fans with a central discussion base for their favorite X-character, while still being allowed to launch threads of substance on specific aspects of a character. Drawbacks: Spamming potential; fast-growing threads Discuss and decide. The majority's vote rules.