I'm not sure if you're referring to negativity as the game issues being brought up or the attacks on other members. But regardless... Closing threads gives the members not behaving exactly what they want and promotes more negativity. It proves they can be abusive to others and interfere or stop them participating on these forums. If the only result from me attacking any member I dislike is that the threads they're participating in are closed... what precedent does that set? Who wins and who loses? New players will have to learn quickly who not to upset. Or who's opinions not to challenge. Because if they upset the wrong person they will be hounded mercilessly.