non-conformist wrote:Hello John,
Just want to say that I am glad the site and matters are getting a good amount of attention.
I've a few questions for ya.
Is it through fear of the site being taken down (as recently I have noticed tpuc to be down for short spans occasionally and as I haven't seen any posts relating to this only on fmotl.com, (could you please elaborate)) that you were forced or wanted to put the forum rules up to keep the site going? were you hassled? And do you or Dan have any backup system planned or in place?
hi non (love the name)
the short spans the site is down for we cannot explain fully but we do have a good idea and it is nothing sinister. the rules on the forum were something i discussed sometime ago with Dan and Ben as i feel everyone should be responsible for what they say and take full responsibility for what they say and their actions. granted the forum rules will help keep the site on line as we now cannot be held responsible for what anyone say's, but i must say i wasn't hassled by anyone to do this. this was something i was doing myself and felt it would be good if everyone did the same, i could ask and no doubt many would do as such, but of course there are always those who 'will' not so the decision was made and now they have no choice but to be responsible.
there is no back up system in place at the moment but it is something that i have discussed with both Dan and Ben and that was very recently. i do feel we do not need it as i feel we are being alowed to be here, because to be honest there is a hundred things they could legally shut us down for if they really wanted too.