I'm of the opinion that the most important aspect to consider when determining whether or not to lock/delete a thread and infract the user who posted it is the amount of effort put into the construction of the thread. If the user presents an idea in a clear, cogent fashion while employing all the conventions of written English in addition to adhering the extensive rule list we've provided... I think they should be left untouched by the infraction system. If we run into a case where a user, while following all the rules, presents a bad or stupid idea in a clear way, I think it would be best for us (instead of infracting and deleting the thread) to post in it and tell them why their idea sucks. If we get into the practice of judging which ideas are good and which are bad and punishing those with whom we disagree, we run the risk of being perceived as unfair, closed-minded, and elitist (sorta sounds like some of the most common complaints about this great site). I know there are those who disagree with me and think that thread content is the only thing that matters... but I think that leads to a mentality of "damn the rules, we'll infract whomever we please!" I bring it up because I think we might be able to chill just a little when it comes to how we manage the users. Note, I'm not talking about the rule breakers... infract them to hell... it is the other 90% that concerns me.