Folks, There have been several threads within the past few days in which tempers have flared, various accusations have been made, and comments that, in my opinion, cross the line into personal attacks have been posted. The loosely-knit group that moderate this board do so out of love of the topic and a desire to make degreeinfo a useful resource. While we have some loose guidelines as to what is and isn't appropriate, each of the moderator/administrators is empowered to remove or edit a post if we believe that it is a violation of the degreeinfo terms of service. And while we try really hard, it's not always a perfect process... we attempt to err on the side of light, rather than heavy moderation, and for the most part, I think that it's been pretty successful. It is clear that there is a diversity of opinion here, and that is a good thing. I would like to encourage and foster the expression of that diversity, while at the same time encouraging people to focus on the topics[/s] rather than the people discussing them. If we do that, then I think that we can express disagreement with courtesy and respect for one another instead of denigrating each other. The moderators have been discussing how to divide the board into useful topic areas, now that it's grown to nearly 4,000 posts. I think this will happen pretty soon, and that, too, may help to keep topics from moving waaaaaay off topic (from face-to-face meetings to a discussion of MIGS, for example) and will give the moderators more flexibility to move discussions that have veered off topic into new threads that are more descriptive. So... in the meantime, if everyone will just make a small effort to think about what they are writing before pressing "submit", I think that the board can continue to be the high-quality discussion forum it has come to be in the very short time (2 months?) that it's been operational. Thanks... and, as always, any comments appreciated.