That is what we're trying to avoid. In all fairness to Boom, though, he created this board, brought it to the standard that we still to this day use as a guideline. While we've relaxed many of the rules (and don't forget that many of the rules were instituted because Blades By Brown was the sponsor), and yet still many people complain about the rules. In reference to the "Any girls here need some hobbit love???" incident, those things happen all the time, but much of it is taken care of before most members notice. But there's nothing stopping the pervo from saying he's going to post a legit thread, and starting off the first or second post with "Any girls here need some hobbit love???", right? Many of you don't realize what we admins do behind the scenes. I usually don't do this, but here is an example -- with names removed, Reply: See, the person totally missed the point that he was being disrespectful, and in actuality the "moron" and "silly" was just an example of other slurs he had used. But instead the person focussed on defending his poor behaviour and that "silly" was not a worthy enough insult to be mentioned. In fact, it was just a part of a larger problem. And, in fact, the other person involved HAD been given notice. Not that it should matter, but I **had** it covered. My response: Well, this obviously was more than the person could handle. So instead of handling it maturely, the person decided to both PM and post this message: See, this is is the abuse that a VOLUNTEER job brings. The exchange continued for a few more email exchanges (in language I cannot post here). In the end, the poster is banned and we move on. But really, what I find the biggest crime? It sucks my time. I have better things to do that to get into a shouting match with some anonymous idiot whining because it's been pointed out that he's being an idiot. I can think of least 101 things that I'd rather be doing. So, while it may seem like my responses are a little terse, keep in mind that many of the situations have a precedence involved, and we try to maintain a balance between being strict while not being too restrictive. Approving individual threads? Nope. Sorry. I really don't picture me (or any of the other admins/mods) volunteering to take that job on. Much easier to delete offending threads than it would be to email a hundred people as to "Why, why, why won't you approve my thread? Waaaaaaaaaaah!! You Forum Nazi! In the other [insert large number here] forums I belong to they let us post what we want."