Censorship at it's finest:
1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Repeated use of edgy language. 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism, etc. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this message board is for. But let's not beat a player or a subject to death, please.
These rules were not made up just today.
Let me give you a little insight behind the scenes. You may or may not know many of the moderators and administrators get lot's of PM's and email complaints about posters and/or posts, almost daily. We try to handle it through email or PM notifications if there is merit to it. We try to do it in a timely fashion. The moderators and administrators discuss what the poster has done or what the complaint post is. We have let people know that there have been complaints when things could be considered borderline. Sometimes a single word can be misinterpreted. Sometimes people don't realize how their post are being interpreted and are shocked when they realize how they could be interpreted in such a way. If the post is too blantantly bad, we warn people immediately with a post and then ask them to read their PM's or emails, so as to go into further details. Sometimes we make everyone happy, sometimes we make some people happy, sometimes it feels like we don't make anyone happy (the person we are warning thinks we are too hard, the people who complain think we haven't done enough). Sometimes people you really like go over board and you have to enforce the rules. Sometimes people that you never agree with their post, you stick up for.
None of us is making money doing this. This is voluntary. If you don't like this place and think you can do better, by all means, start up your own site. If you get this many people in it, people will start complaining from opposite ends about the board, then you'll understand a little bit better what this place has actually been able to accomplish.
This is a private site. If the administrators decided that one of the rules is you can not use the word "and", then you can either chose not to become a member, or not come back, or follow the rules of the private site. But, don't be surprised if you get warned, then banned if you continue to use the word "and".
The rules are pretty simple. Kind of like "don't pee in the pool". If you don't care if people pee in your pool, then invite the people who want to pee in a pool over to your house.