Threads can contain anywhere from total nonsense (See happy hour) to intelligent converstion (See World Affairs/Debate). Some of the most popular or amusing threads get put into the Display Case, where people can enjoy them without having to search for them.
Unregistered users can view threads, but not reply to them.
 General rules for threads
 Written Rules in the FAQ
(These are paraphrased from the FAQ, slightly edited to read better.)
-Exercise caution when posting threads about controversial topics such as religion and politics. -Do not bump (post in) old or outdated threads. -Do not post threads regarding layout testing. You can preview your layout in your user profile. -Do not respond to a thread if it's obvious that the post/thread in question will be deleted. Don't post or make fun of the person . DO NOT ask for the post/thread to be taken care of in the thread. If there is a problem with a thread, PM with someone with authority to close the thread (The Local Moderator of the fourm, or any Full Moderator or Administrator). If there is a problem with a user making lots of threads, PM a Full Moderator to get the thread closed or a Administrator to get the threads closed and deal with any troublemakers. -Do not make spam threads. Spam threads are defined as:
- - A thread that doesn't have any real meaning.
- - A thread with a poll that is pointless.
- - A thread that is an exact duplicate of a pre-existing, recent thread.
-If you feel a thread of yours was unjustly closed, POLITELY contact someone who can explain why it was closed.
 General Thread-posting guidelines
(These aren't written anywhere but seem to be the general convention of the board. If you have anything to add, be my guest.)
-Although we have rules against "bumping," the length of time a thread must be inactive before posting in it becomes "bumping" is not clearly defined. General convention seems to say that after about a week of inactivity, the thread becomes dead for most purposes. If you really have something substantial to add, longer times may be acceptable, but watch how long you wait. Even just two weeks is a lot, and anything over a month is an almost guaranteed way to bring the Admins wrath down on you.
-Even though threads do wander, try to have a clear focus or topic for discussion when making new threads. If necessary, restate the topic at the end of your post. Sometimes simply saying "discuss" is sufficient, other times it is not.