1) Thread merges. We will merge threads as requested or as we see ones that need to be merged. However, see # 2 below for a caveat.
2) Moderated with a light touch. We tend to moderate the forum with a light touch intentionally. We want a healthy, robust and multi-dimensional debate on issues here at OpenCarry.org. Here you are saying that there seems to not be enough moderation while I get constant griping that I am moderating too much. Ultimately, I make the call on how much to moderate based upon my own perceptions. I can't make everyone happy.
3) Help. I have a number of moderators who help out with the forum. At this time, I do not think I need more.
I hope this answers your questions.