Specialty forums are forums built around specific topics or themes. The current set of specialty forums gives good examples of this:
Due to their tighter focus, there may be additional rules in these forums and the threads they host. These will generally be in a sticky thread at the top of the forum. Moderation will also be stricter in these forums, especially as regards off-topic posts and derails. We have set these forums up with their own permissions separate from the general forums. This allows moderators to remove someone from a given specialty forum while allowing them to continue using other forums. Reply-bans for specific threads may also be used in some cases.