While patsfans was down, many of us refugees were welcomed with open arms by the folks over at the Planet. One unique feature of that board struck me as sheer genius - the "A**clown forum". The way it works is this: When a poster on that site goes out of control or over the line (whether it is a troll from another team, or just a patriots fan who annoys the entire site), and the crime is somewhat short of an "instant banning" offense, the mods institute a poll on whether to "A**clown" the perp or not. If the perp is found guilty (by a simple majority), the perp is not banned, but instead restricted to posting ONLY in the "A**clown" forum. It is truly "democracy in action" It seems to me that this forum is a fantastic idea because: - It allows you to keep around some of the trolls who, while annoying on the pats forum, are fun to play with, if you so choose. - Provides a punishment short of banning for those folks that are perpetually making nuisances for themselves. - Reduced workload on the mods, as the threat of "being voted off the island" will make most of the worst posters on this site think twice before hitting "Submit". Of course, this being patsfans, we can call it something else. They don't have the same effect as the Planet name, but perhaps we could call it "Bethel's Bench", "Rodney's Timeout" or "Hoculi's Hangout". Also, it doesn't have to be forever - it can be for 7,30,60 days etc. Vote early and often.