Why do mods close threads that they don't like and say things like "use search before posting" all of the time? I ask because a thread was just closed before anyone had a chance to respond, and the only other post after OP was the mod saying "search first" and then a list of supposedly helpful links to other posts that I happened to look at. The OP in this case was asking what the best P2P apps are on OS X. The Mod's response was to link to a few threads about torrents. Guess what...there are other forms of P2P that are worth mentioning. And the search functions on macrumors are not good enough to get a real answer to such a simple question without bending over backwards. For example, searching for P2P doesn't turn up any of the results the mod posted. you have to search for torrents to get those. You can't sort your search results by anything useful, either, like number of views or number of posts. They just show up in consecutive chronological order. I actually have the same question as the OP from the now-closed thread that will soon sink to the bottom of the thread list (along with this soon-to-be-closed thread as well, i'm sure). I want to know if there are any decent P2P apps out there that don't rely on torrents or newsgroups. There are lots of (legal) things out there that you can find a torrent of but will never find someone hosting a seed for. obscure or old things that most people don't want. a direct one-to-one P2P application a'la napster of old would be the best solution to situations like this. I don't know that there is one currently, and if there is, it probably doesn't work on a mac. So it seems like a valid question, because searching for it on the forums doesn't turn up a lot of useful information. i understand closing threads that are spam, and closing threads that spiral out of control and go flamin' and personal. I don't see the point in closing threads when someone asks a legitimate question. If it is such an common and well-discussed topic, why isn't it a sticky? i don't understand why moderators need to be hostile towards the idea of posting.