I reckon best give the owner of the thread the ability to just delete the blatant and obviously off topic, off guidelines posts. It's their house,their rules. Including posts and spam posts designed to siderail the topic of the thread. And for posts of criminal nature or threads of criminal nature ,mods you're there aren't ya?
That would be an option too, but with that, it would require some re-coding of the site by the Webmiss, to allow for anyone starting a thread, to have sort of a mini-mod, functionality. Honestly, I know nothing about coding and programming, so I couldn't offer a solid answer as to whether or not this is possible to do.
And yes, the mods are here, for the big stuff, but there too, our numbers are dwindling--Lobo has stepped aside , no longer having the time to devote to this site, as a mod, due to life in the non-internet world, job, family, etc.
So there needs to be a way for us to effectively do our jobs, by streamlining and simplifying some things, hence my suggestion about the thread limit. Someone can report in "hey, there's a problem in the Biden thread, or the Things you've made thread, etc." and we know right where to go, instead of having to police multiple threads on the same political or non-political topic.
Short of having an anything goes, "DUP Thunderdome Thread: Enter at Your Own Risk and No Crying Like a Sissy Because You Asked for It" , where we can bitch each other out without repercussion (sign the electronic agreement first, folks), we need to keep having these discussions we are currently having, because we don't have a perfect world or website, and maybe some new ideas that work, will come out of it.