Why not get rid of the "On the Fringe" section (and "Cesspool") and include all that in "Free Thoughts" and just erase "Cesspool" if it's so bad that you can't even comment any longer? This is just "housekeeping" obviously but it might be a little more honest way to deal with these topics. Say whatever you want in "Free Thoughts" and eliminate all the criticism of every thread in "On the Fringe" which is kind of a disingenuous section anyway. The administrative climate is that no one seems to really want it here and it's negatively moderated non-stop so eliminate the faux acceptance and just post whatever thoughts you have in "Free Thoughts". "Cesspool" is just ridiculous on its face. If it's so bad that it can't be anywhere else and it can't be commented on why even have such a category? Instead of having a convoluted "banning" system, just post what you want but only in "Free Thoughts"? It would be easier on the moderators. Refrain from hate speech and excessive name calling and the 70 point must system for banning can go as well.