Mary LaMarca wrote this nearly a year ago:
"Can there be something on the thread list page that specifically says 'Folk Music'? I don't want to get into an argument here again about what folk music is or isn't, but the title 'Mudcat Discussion Forum' doesn't give newcomers any clue that this is mostly a folk-oriented page. Many, many arguments about whether specific requests are appropriate or not would be eliminated if the discussion page actually said SOMETHING about being related to folk music, and cross referenced the DT database ...
Threadiquette: This forum, even with the above-mentioned arguments on the nature of folk music and which songs are appropriate requests, is usually fairly civil. I've noticed a somewhat nasty trend in tone in some threads, though, and have a... request for civility"
I agree Wolfgang