Indeed, although its not called a 'forum' for nothing is it? As long as the mods stop the personal abuse and the libellous claims then all other opinion should be up to the reader to read. I mean its not exactly too difficult to ignore the one liner posts and read the more thought out ones is it? There should be a general transfer thread too, again as long as nobody is being abusive or libellous then I dont see why any of the mods are getting bothered by it.
It is called a forum, but the best forums both in antiquity and now have been mediated and moderated. A forum where everyone shouts at once means that nobody is heard. That is the problem we have here with a site that has approaching 40,000 users and recently saw it's ten millionth post.
We have a choice, we can either restrict posters' ability to post and in doing so keep the threads manageable, readable and useful as sources of information. Or we can let everyone post and allow the thread to become a fast moving behemoth which although fun for those embedded within it is next to useless for the casual viewer. We opted for the former.
As with all moderation decisions we would prefer it if you all self-moderated and only posted in threads on current news stories if you have new information or something that you genuinely think would be of interest to most other readers. Many of you do, thanks very much, but unfortunately the laws of averages mean that of the 40,000 there are too many who don't.