Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
In my opinion, if "bad" threads or posts stick out like a sore thumb and many users are identifying it, that means the quality is high. If there were no complaints, that would mean the quality level was low and not being sunken below.

I think the effective discussion should be what to do when low quality posts emerge, not whether this is an epidemic that will destroy the board or whether the board itself has lost quality. Bad posts happen. Deal with them appropriately. All talk beyond those points seem more like an opportunity to reminisce about the quality of years past or to share personal anecdotes about how the board has let them down.

As I said, it takes a high quality board for a handful of bad threads to stick out so sorely. They will never disappear completely and moderation is a necessary part of a high quality forum.
This makes a lot of sense. I particularly like your dictum "bad posts happen."