Joined: 13 Jul 18
I wish this thread could be used solely by the project so it won't become just another discussion thread. Can it be blocked?
Joined: 16 Jan 10
The moderators can hide or move posts, but do not have the ability to restrict which users can post.
An option that I think has been used before is to create, for example, a "Project announcements - discussion" thread and then move all discussion posts to that as they appear. A risk with that approach is that the "discussion" post shouldn't really be a sticky and will therefore drift down the post list; users might also be irritated to receive moderation notices for an innocent action.
I sympathise with your suggestion though - and if the other moderators think that splitting that thread is a good idea then I'm happy to do it.