In a recent post, a moderator asked for help with this particular issue. Here is my advice:
1. If you ask for help, kindly leave the thread open. Don’t block replies from members. If you solicit assistance, please be prepared to receive it. Conversations are productive.
2. Moderation states that repeat offenders are a major issue. Therefore, why not deal with offenders on an individual basis and impose restrictions, if necessary, to stop recurrence?
3. Please consider re-writing your descriptions of each category. They are currently ambiguous and confusing. I state this from the perspective of someone with 40 years in this hobby. With these fuzzy descriptions it is no wonder posts keep getting miscategorized. You cited 3-rail scale as a specific problem area. Define it better. Describe it as a category to post 1:48 scale, high-end product, intended for the adult hobbyist which excludes toy trains or trains operated on tinplate toy track.
4. Do not delete subscriber posts. It is disrespectful. OGR members invest their time, energy, and thoughts into making posts that seek help, or contribute to the betterment of the hobby. Moreover, their subscription and financial support contributes to the welfare of the magazine and forum.