a Shit Pit.
a forum with almost no rules *cept for rules that protect the site legally* where Mods can shift the more contestable threads. once the thread hits the Shit Pit Mods are free to ignore reports on anything other uber crazy.. like real life threats. personal information posted. kiddie related creepiness. poop.
once folks engage each other to the Shit Pit level they forfeit their right to call foul. no "he said.. but he did" misery for the Mods. is just "fight it out.. until y'all tire out or get distracted"
bonus, a new thread on the derailed Topic could open up.. leaving interested folks to respond without having to wade around 15 pages of running'amok.
i acknowledge like 50% of my post count would probably be shifted to the Shit Pit