If you wish to start a general thread about a particular stock please do a search first to see if a thread on that stock already exists. It's important that all general discussion on a particular company be kept in the one thread, otherwise we will be having the same discussions over and over again in different threads!
If you wish to start a thread on another topic, do a search to see if a similiar discussion has already taken place in the past. You would be suprised how many topics have already been covered in some depth on ASF.
If a thread on the stock or topic you wish to discuss has not yet been created then by all means go ahead and create one.
I'm not trying to stifle thread creation in any way - in fact I actively encourage it - I'm just trying to prevent too many duplicate threads. ASF has been getting very busy lately and I've noticed them becoming more a little more common. However, if you feel a current thread doesn't cover a topic in the way you'd like to approach it then feel free to start one of your own.
Thank you all for your co-operation.