Someone mentioned another one: spending ideology points. Your ideology has an understated impact on the game. Your citizens, your leaders, and other races are all impacted by your ideology choices, but the player does not have the information needed to make an informed decision.
As an aside, I hope to keep my posts to a limited number of threads, organized by theme, and not spam the board with a large number of threads. I'm obviously opinionated about this game and I'm just trying to opine in the most constructive way possible.
Trying to understand what information you do not have; one you do not have to spend IPs when received two you can check every info window in the game before you pick your choice.
Make one thread title or retitle this one "Jeff's observation on Gal Civ 4" thus no thread spam.
I tend to ignore posters that do post multiple threads, but that is my personal preference.
I tend to rightly or wrongly classify such as attention seekers or those that think that the more posts, rather than the quality of said post gives them status within the Forum.
And yes, I have run into posters that have stated I have more posts than you, so I know more, when a look at their posts most were "I agree".😎