I think there should be a sticky thread in every "Writing Issues" forum that just gives the basics to arguing/discussing. It seems like generally, people: 1) Misinterpret what others are saying 2) Argue over the misinterpretation 3) Argue over minor details 4) Argue over definitions of words or terms used in the OP such as what "Writer's Block" truly means to them, etc. 5) Take things personally And ultimately: 6) Get distracted from the original topic of the thread. I've seen too many great, innocent threads get closed off because of this tendency to get locked into an argument, leaving the original discussion behind. I'm not saying I don't have a tendency to do any or all of the 6 things on the list, because I love arguing, but I feel like sometimes it gets way out of hand. There's a sticky to help guide people to write and receive reviews better, and I think there should be a similar guide in each of the "Writing Issues" forums, giving basic pointers on how to argue as well as how to interpret another's argument.