I understand, and I certainly don't fault anyone for enforcing the rules. What I do know is that rules can get in the way of a board's growth if enforced in the wrong way, and some rules can be ignored to a certain extent, depending on how polite members are. That's the most important thing. No topic should be off the table, and discussions should be civil.Gunboards, of which I am a long time member, certainly didn't go PC during the refurb.
Nor did Marlin Owners, where I am a plank owner.
I haven't found one of theirs yet. And that includes at least 50 that I belong to.
Here we are simply enforcing rules that have always been in place. And for one reason or another had been forgotten.
Old friend, I don't feel comfortable talking about this in the open and I'm sure you understand why. I appreciate the discussion, though.