Alrighty, here's what I propose for a new feature. Each thread should have a blacklist, so if anyone is being unruly in the thread instead of shutting the entire thing down, the thread creator (or an admin) can blacklist a user's name to keep them out of that thread in future. They would still be able to read it, but unable to comment.
For example, I have been in 3 civil war threads, two of which were closed down because of a user refusing to leave when asked. Obviously, there might be some over-passionate people that might try to circumvent the blacklist by logging out, at that point the thread can be closed as normal. I just feel like there should be some alternative to just outright killing a discussion just because of one or two people disagreeing.
Thoughts and suggestions?