Originally Posted by David Bott Ok, now please stop messing around inside the thread and please keep it on topic or this thread will end up being closed. If you care to play here, please play by the rules of use as mentioned.
Thanks David. I, for one, appreciate the fact that this is your sandbox. I have never found the rules or enforcement thereof to be onerous or arbitrary. AVSForum has been of enormous value to me over the years, and I appreciate your continuing commitment to providing a quality source for info and conversation.
Moderating a forum of this size is surely daunting at times, and I think users sometimes forget the fact that they do not have the right to "freedom of speech" without limits in SOMEONE ELSES'S FORUM. This is NOT a public forum. It belongs to you, and you have the right to manage it as you see fit. We as users have the right to participate, or not, according to the rules you establish, subject to your (and your Mods) interpretation and enforcement. Those that may disagree with your rules can go elsewhere and host their own forum, and set whatever rules they choose.
BTW, if I have been one of those who has crossed a line, please understand that it has been a sin of ignorance, not arrogance. A PM with the details would be appreciated, and I'll correct the issue, if any.