In the few months that I have been reading Mudcat, although there have been a few small flare ups, there has only really been one issue that has repeatedly caused trouble and that is the BS issue and it seems to me that the "extremists" on both sides get more and more bitter about the whole thing.
We can all agree to be on the side of Max and Mudcat but the problem is that Max basically says there are no rules and it is up to all of us to get along... which is probably correct and in fairness, we should all be able to do that (at least most of the time).
The more I think about the BS issue, the more I lean towards the idea of a separate page, call it the Mudcat Community page or something and I think that will resolve a lot of the feuding that has been going on.
It has been mentioned that music does sometimes come from the BS threads but even with 2 pages, there are 2 ways of looking at it: 1. A musical question that arose could always be posted back to the main forum and 2. If people don't want to read the BS threads, it is their loss if something musical did crop up and presumably these people who are objecting to the BS are already missing out.