But what I (unregistered, because mostly just a reader) would like to suggest is a new rule for the forums:That is kind of what the OSI categories are for. In theory, they are supposed to be "Just the Facts, no analysis". Humans, being humans, do engage in discussions.
NO discussion about the DEFCON-level in the threads (those are allowed ONLY in a dedicated thread).
Big parts of the "Ukraine April 2021" thread are cluttered a.f. with discussions if the DWS-staff chose the appropriate DEFCON-level or it they didn't and why it is appropriate or why it is not appropriate and if those who think it is are naive or those who think it's not are fearmongers, and so on and so on...
Those endless junk posts are shitting full pages after pages with pointless and uninteresting (because basically offtopic) back and forth; completly useless for everyone reading out of interest for the actual topic of that thread.
I think it is very easy: DWS has its staff and *they* chose the DEFCON-level.
Don't like it and / or the chosen level? You're free to leave or at least ignore it.
Like it? Fine then.
But either way: It's absolutly boring and NOT interesting what you think about the decision of the DWS staff - at least for everyone who just wants to read about the actual topic of the thread, which is - to stay in that example mentioned above - the situation in the Ukraine in April 2021 and NOT a discussion about the DWS staff decisions.
Those discussions could be shifted to a separate thread where everyone interested in endlessly talking about if the DWS' staff assessment of the current situation is a good one or not can post about this without cluttering the ontopic threads with this stuff.