posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 10:24 PM
It's unfortunate, but this thread has evolved into a mess, and it's time to close it.
I'll leave you all with a couple simple thoughts on this action of ours.
Just as there are numerous destinations where one can childishly slag about with vulgarities and brag about recent extravagances with their
biggest-baddest bong, there are numerous venues where you can entertain yourself with focusing on insulting and screaming at those on the opposite
side of the political spectrum from you. If these new guidelines upset you, then you'll be much happier posting on one of those other sites.
Since early 2003, when Simon and I first realized we had the genesis of something unique here, we've constantly strived to foster an environment
where members feel encouraged to aspire to high standards of conduct and conversation. Sometimes we've stumbled in those efforts, but most times
we've succeeded far beyond our expectations. We will go our own way, the way we feel is right, the way we believe may make some small difference.