Recently I've seen a few posters mentioning how good things were before on PWI and how they are saddened at its current state. For my part, I'm not sure if debates here were ever "good" but I do think the overall quality of the place is nearing a nadir.
So I was wondering if anything can or should be done about it. Can or should we apply some rules and self-moderation to PWI in order to bring back some of the good old posters or bring in new ones?
I'll post my thoughts below. Please let me know what you think. And, at least for this thread, please try to keep derogatory comments and name-calling to a minimum.