as an admin, how would you deal with these problems, which i have seen on various other forums that i have been on in the debate section, most threads are used by about five members, who are highly intelligent, posting long, scientific replies, with plenty of big words and strong opinions. especially threads about religion or the paranormal, these members dont believe and think everyone who does is stupid (which makes a lot of members who do believe, not want to participate cause they feel they would be laughed at for their beliefs). it also gets very heated, either when two members strongly disagree with eachother, or when other members jump in trying to start a flame war on the forum, there are a group of older members. there is about 10 of them, who post loads on the forum, but do cause trouble and bring a lot of drama. they have a thread of their own, for their friends to chat on, but often bring their chats onto other threads on the forum, which then get turned off topic. they do things that dont exactly break the rules, and cause a lot of drama. some members have reported them making sly digs about them on threads, nothing that definetly comes across as a personal attack, but theres definetly something there, whether accidental or not, and newer members often feel unwelcome cause the older members dont talk to them much.