Please don't take the rules personally. They are a necessary.
When you signed up it clearly says:
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Now that's legalnise talk for ya? The fact is nothing is going to change around here anyway. There's not stunning rules snuck in there is there?
These rules took a few weeks to bring together and took a lot of hard work and time for us...
I assure you that to draft a set of rules using the hive mind would have taken a lot longer...
It's an agreement between us all and as such we welcome your input. If you have a problem with a specific rule or guideline let me know
and I'll decide if we need to discuss it publicly.
These guidelines are to give us something to refer to when we moderate:
Say for example a new member flames someone. Unless we can refer them to the rule that says they can't do that, we have no legs to stand on.
In my opinion, the need for guidelines has become apparent to everyone recently.
Please keep in mind the fact that these are:
1) For the benefit of the community
2) A long term investment. Things are going to continue to grow around here and we need the structure in place before hand.