1) Have a "private Page" open to members only
(maybe those who qualify with a certain number of posts), and not accessible to visitors, for those who love to argue about contentious/controversial subjects. It could be called Whine Country
. Might keep things more civil for the majority and shine a better light...
2) How about a system whereby we can voice approval, or appreciation, of a particular post by registering (attaching) a thumbs-up or some other symbol to a member's post. Similar to the way they do it at - http://m14forum.com/forums.php
It might eliminate a lot of clutter from unnecessary comments.