a reply to: stargatetravels
This is hardly the time to be lambasting the ownership of the site, over the policies which govern the site and what happens upon it.
The fact is that the ownership have a fine line to run, on everything from the discussion of narcotic substances and their sociological impacts, to
the manners and decorum expected from each member. Frankly, there are some things about the terms and conditions, with specific focus toward decorum
and manners, which aggravate me, because I believe very much in calling things exactly as I see them, with no sugar coating.
However, the standards that the vast majority of the Terms and Conditions uphold, with regard to content quality, and the like, are present in order
to ensure that what happens on the site has relevance to its reason for existing, and prevents the site and its content from being marginalised as
rubbish, attacked by governments and companies alike, or bought down by the sheer weight of the ignorance of a select few members who simply fail to
understand the site, its motto, or the reason for its existence.
Without terms and conditions dealing with manners, there would be threads which would descend beyond the realm of off topic, right into slanging
matches. Without terms and conditions relating to the formation of forum gangs, trolling, and the like, there would be threads which would simply be
bogged down instantly under a wave of single line posts from one or two members, and they would be impossible to actually participate in properly.
Without rules and regs for the proper discussion of narcotics related topics, there would just be a room full of stoners, shooting the breeze about
this and that, and getting nothing done.
I am entirely behind the terms and conditions, even the ones which aggravate me, because they are the foundations which allow this site that I love,
to operate day to day.
As for the campaign to raise money, I hope you get everything you need from it to allow the site to continue to run, and to upgrade its security and
infrastructure as necessary to fit the changing face of the cyber threat against it. I will, unfortunately, be unable to contribute, as I am properly
strapped for cash, to the point of having no functioning bank account of any kind.
Good luck, and Godspeed in your endeavour!