Steve, you are right on the money in both respects.
I was thinking the same thing when I posted the thread about Bhutto a few minutes ago.
I was like, this is relevant, important information, but how do I inform these people?
The flip side, as you said, is moderation.
Yet, when personal attacks do occur, since this is a personal development forum, it gives the members an opportunity to guide the other person into responding in a non-reactive manner, which as all kinds of positives all across the board.
If anyone can do it correctly, I think you can Stevo.