In order to be more transparent about upcoming balancing changes, I have created a new subforum.
You can find it here: https://forums.flaregames.com/forum/136-balancing-changes/"
Thank you so much for bringing back what used to be an essential communication thread in this Forum. For at least the first year of the game Flare used to post a list of problems under review, proposed changes and anticipated dates, and a summary of previous changes. By keeping us aware of these things it prevented a lot of frustration, repetition of posts and angry dialogue.
Hopefully this is the start of a return to better two way communication and improvement to the game and Forum.
I agree with others, keep official posts closed to comment in Official Announcements and create a link to another subforum. We can see announcements at a glance then move to the subforum if we wish to comment.
I also think that if a constructive thread then receives abusive or objectionable posts it is those posts that should be removed not the entire thread. Warn the offenders and remove their post, allow the discussion to continue. Constructive threads should never be deleted and should only be closed to further comment if they duplicate others, when they should then be merged.