Divide The Forum In Two
I would like two suggest that the forum be split in two. One part could be for people seeking help with the publishing process.
The other part could be for those who want to express opinions, rant, ramble on, distract themselves from doing what they really need to be doing, be argumentative or make themselves feel important. Pride of place could be had by those who do all six.
Those in need of assistance could simply bypass the second section and save themselves an earful.