What about making everyone sign up in order to post in the forum? ALL other forums I visit make a person sign up with an email and username and follow the rules of one account per person. I know that some people may sign up for more than one account. If the person doesn't follow the rules you can block that user's account. It'd be better than shutting down the entire website/forum.
=) Great idea Jeannie!
Really now - If you don't want to view it just don't go there - Simple!!
It seems like a lot of threads that start with good intentions end up with a lot of negativity and attacking one another. I wonder if there would be so much of this if people could not hide behind usernames and aliases. So my suggestion would be to have people use their real names if they want to post. I think there would be more positive vibes.
Aint gonna happen Pete. How can you force someone to use their real names? Scan and email your driver license?