Just because you are a moderator, doesn't mean I can't disagree with you... so here goes: Definition of a forum: A place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. On the contrary, sir, without "conversations" then how can one "discuss" ideas and views on a particular issue. Now, the iBook next tuesday thread was hardly what I call spam. Even directly before you closed the thread there was legitimate debate over what specs the iBooks could be, what options people thought Apple would take and other relevant material. The way I saw it, that thread was pretty complete and had a lot of people talking about the next iBook revision. However, as that most useful thread has now been closed, the MacRumors forums will be inundated with relative newbies asking the same questions which have disappeared along with the iBooks next tuesday thread. Not only this, but the thread holds value for the members who posted on it, as it has been active for more than 2 months, which to me means pretty healthy discussion. So bousozoku, if you wish to keep the thread closed then it is up to you. But the powers which be above you, namely Arn, be warned... with such control and censorship, which *some* of the moderators exercise, one can only expect users to turn away from MR and its community.