We have (1) Prayer, (2) Devotional, (3) Caucus, and (4) Ecumenic threads. These appear to be working just fine, as it is. The only "problems" you run into are on the "open threads" ... and that's another story altogether, and I think the open threads should be left wide-open and left alone as they are.
Prayer threads are closed to debate of any kind.
Devotional threads are closed to debate of any kind.
Caucus threads are closed to any poster who is not a member of the caucus.
For instance, if it says Catholic Caucus and you are not Catholic, do not post to the thread. However, if the poster of the caucus invites you, I will not boot you from the thread.
The caucus article and posts must not compare beliefs or speak in behalf of a belief outside the caucus.
Ecumenic threads are closed to antagonism.
Well put ST. And it would also help if, before commenting, that the person determine the type of thread. It may not be posted in the title but you can find it in keywords and topics section. But if they are open, they should be left open.
Agreed. I suggested this to add to the other two threads linked in the RM profile, not as a proposal for a rules modification.
THIS has been abused...