Some are moved to a forum called "The Soap Box", which subscribers have access to. There are various reasons for this. Basically it's not the kind of subject matter we want new members exposed to or google searches, it can send a wrong impression about the community. The soap box is somewhat of a pressure release valve for controversial topics or "dead horse" topics we do not feel belong in the general forums or even the off-topic lounge forum. Also, at times we have had members who practically never did anything on APUG but live in the soap box posting there all day. Having it subscriber based was one way to ease them to other sites which may be more suited to their needs.