.. The VV is one of the few areas of this site outside of the Symposium, that has somewhat of an intelligent track record.
Nowadays things are changing, at first it was all those asinine "vs." threads, and then the "What if's" but now we just have insanely idiotic posts.. and it really is destroying the quality of topics in there.
For example if you go look at the latest "Chinese battles topic" in the VV, you will see a post claiming the Chinese are basically stupider then the Romans.
Not only is this hilariously fallacious, but just the way this post is typed, the briefness of it.. the overall Mudpit quaity of it, is just indicative of a bigger problem in the VV.
I don't know what to do, but maybe we could moderate the VV more strictly, and start deleting alot more threads/posts? Normally I'm against Stalinist moderating, but the VV is different. It was supposed to be where you could go for an intelligent convo with Thiu or someone of his caliber. Now it's turning into.. well go look for yourself.
Actually I think I have a solution..
The VV shouldn't be open to all, make it a post count limit to who can post in there and who can't. Something like 2,100 posts sounds pretty good.
The reasoning is simple. No moron would be dumb enough to spam posts in other sections of the site just to get posting rights in the VV. The attention spans of these types of members just aren't evolved enough.
Typically, in order to stay around here long enough to rack up over 2,000 posts.. you do have to be somewhat intelligent, and for those morons that do slip through the cracks..
Perhaps a 3 strikes your out, perma-banning from VV, for 3 convictions of extreme noobishness.
I think this would work like a charm, and it's worth trying.