Look, the fact is, once politics and religion got their own forum (i.e. The Wacky World), things rapidly slid downhill. There can be a lounge, with strict enforcement and clear rules, as long as they are applied evenly and consistently. That's kind of the problem; 'people' have learned that there are no actual consequences for their shameful actions, so 'anything goes'. Bans are incredibly rare, and almost all of them except spammers are lifted anyway. I could see that removing Wacky permanently would solve 99% of the problems, mostly because the main offender(s) would tire of the site and blow away. The other issues would dissolve once the rules are properly applied and enforced. No doubt you're not dumb. No one is doing this thinking they are getting one over on the site leadership. The offenses are constantly repeated because there are no real consequences. Fix that, and you fix the site.