https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=362254" I understand that yall have decided to try and keep the discussion of Global Warming limited to only a couple of threads, but why are the moderators deleting posts that are not in violation of the guidelines when the moderator feels that the posts are not related to their own interpretation of the OP's intent? I think that a statement saying that we should try and stick to the primary topic should be made, but that posts should not be deleted unless they are blatantly off topic or inappropriate as to content. I think that it is difficult to have a serious discussion when some posts may be deleted. I have seen threads "closed pending" that were fine because I knew that the moderators were discussing it, but I have not seen posts deleted because a single moderator had issue with them. I understand that yall don't want PF to become flooded with crackpots, but trying to limit the hottest scientific debate in the world to a handful of threads in the Earth Sciences section and deleting posts that fall out of those chosen few seems to defeat the purpose of even coming here to try and discuss this issue with intelligent people. As a solution, perhaps yall can make a "Hot Topic" thread where overwhelming topics can have there own section for a while until the hype cools down. Why not have a section where global warming can be discussed without having this extreme pressure from the moderators to keep all questions confined to someone else's threads. Global warming is a very serious issue in the way that it will affect our way of living. It is a very scientific discussion and people should be able to come here and talk to intelligent people, scientists and maybe even a few climate experts and find out for themselves what is going on. We could have a place where published papers in this regard a listed so that people can read for themselves. Surely there will be "crackpots", but this is not any worse than any other heated debate.