Originally posted by OriginalRebel
Actually it would be because mods like you are here to edit and close threads, not make the rules. So I'm expecting an answer from Kyle or Tony or even SStruck guy since he seems to be pretty respectable.
I am not sure if I should be honored or insulted on that comment. Anyways, just to fill you in on how the rules are put together, here are some of the basic "Hows and Whys".
Obviously they were not "just" made up. As in the laws we all live by, rules are made from necessity. If we had users that had an I.Q. higher than their age,(generally speaking) we would not have to enforce some of the more mundane and obscure rules that we have in place.
Generally our rules are a collaboration of common sense and input from all
staff members. They evolve from observations of our forum, and others like it. As in all forums, the users tend to push the envelope and test all the staff members to see just what they can get away with. This is one reason that this
particular forum can no longer be responded to by anyone other that the thread starter, or a member of the staff.
Even though you seem to think that Moderators ONLY enforce rules, they are an intregal part of the process, as are all the staff members. Of coarse the biggest contributer are the abbusive users and their misuse of the forum.
As far as your concern on the topics related to "taught how to make a bong, roll a joint, or find LSD................"
, this and many other similar subjects are readily available at their school library, or from ANY internet accessable terminal.
With all of this said, remember why and how we are having this discussion in the first place. When any
prospective user accepts the PbNation TOS, they accept the rules,(which are subject to change) and also are abidng by one of the main constraints of our TOS, which is that this is a private
Hopefully this will clear any doubt on your part, as far as any staff member, that may not meet "your" criteria on answering concerns.