i love our members!
honestly, it's john's playground and we are just his guests here. if we let everyone come here and bash each other and bash the site and bash the rules... well, we'd be the same as the million other crappy message boards out there. by having these rules, we get rid of the type of posters that add nothing of value to the conversation - and the type of people that we don't care to converse with anyway - and maintain a much more civil, interesting, friendly and fun environment. if you want to bait and flame, beat it - we don't want you here.