If ceejay comes on here and tells me that both those threads were so poor that he would have personally locked them himself then I will hold my hands up.
As it is, I fail to see how either are heading towards some sort of bottomless-pit-monster that will destroy the essence of the Relic Forums. Because ultimately, as one of the more senior senior members on here, I would have thought I'd be given the respect accorded to others of my experience. God knows I used to post like a tool when I was younger!
And as for blu's expression that my ideas and posting style currently need revision, I thought him bright enough to realise that as long as they make sense to me then that's all I can guarantee when I eventually decide to hit "post". Regardless of the fact that I haven't slept in three days (my grandma's funeral was Thursday and Chelsea won the league - two events important to me) I have still been able to successfully convey any/all of my current thinking, in one form or another, to three people via MSN and several more in person.
If he thinks that was bad he should try hearing what's in my head. It's what I (hopefully self-deprecatingly) call "drivel" and is essential to determining the most concise way to phrase something. If I had come on here looking to merely post what I thought to be my proof, then the discussion would be prejudiced even moreso, as it is the capability of everything in this universe to comprehend the concept which more than a dozen persons have told me they agree with in principle.
All the best to the Relic Forums (and the following is not a threat) but if tomorrow dawns and something is neither different with myself nor the moderating staff's opinions on this then I see no reason to return until the rules are relaxed. Theoretically, if you can comprehend that these forums are merely the product of our collective imaginations (and have no intrinsic value) then it is possible to run a forum through democracy as long as people, including serious nutcases, are given the freedom to express their sincerest thoughts. Obviously, there is an age limit that is imposed upon this place, but that too ultimately can be removed. We're managing to affect this at the Chelsea forums I am admin for, but it is taking time and is not without serious hiccups.
I certainly did not expect an increased level of supervision from the moderating staff here, or have some of the mods I used to know phased themselves out as well? If not, then perhaps the strain of the WarHammer forums - are they still as much of a nightmare? - has gotten to everyone of you ;~)
Yours in apparent sincerity,
*Btw, my faith in God, the universe and myself is so absolute now that I no longer feel the need to preface every other sentence with a disclaimer along the lines of "I think" as it is self-evident the only absolution I may be experiencing is contment with my own beliefs. If that offends anyone, then so be it.