Since apparently I can’t respond in thread about closing a thread I’ll do it here. Shutting down active conversations about current events is shooting yourselves in the foot. Fine if you want to start a part 2 but CC should not be dictating when a thread has run its course. If people are still responding, obviously it’s still relevant.
Closing threads with too many flags creates a vacuum of group think. The parent forum and cafe should have the lightest moderation. If people are offended by someone’s opinion, just don’t read the post! Short of name calling and personal attacks, everything should be open discussion in the cafe.