I’ve never posted on a BB with so many incomprehensible rules and policies. Don’t bump a thread over three months old? Not allowed to edit a typo or add anything to your post? Geez. Yes, I’ve been told the ostensible reasons for these rules, but I don’t buy them. I post on other BBs where we do these things all the time-- we even bump “classic” or favorite threads periodically because it’s fun and the newbies may not have seen them. (Thread titles such as “Oh dear, my panties are caught in the garbage disposal” and “I Love E-Z Cheez” spring to mind). Simple policies such as quoting a post to which you are replying (and you seem to have the technology here) can make it not matter if someone edits to retract statements once there are replies (and in fact proves their duplicity), which I understand is the basis for the no-editing rule. Not allowing the majority of posters to edit a typo or correct a fact because a handful of other posters misuse the edit feature hardly strikes me as an effective way to Fight Ignorance.
The moderators seem a much more oppressive presence here as well, bordering on power-crazed control freaks. I’m all in favor of moderators joining in the discussion and grateful when they shut down threads that turn nasty, but … here it seems you PAY to be micromanaged. Well, maybe some people enjoy that As for me, I just had a great idea… I’ll take my $14.95 and donate it to that other BB I was just praising so much-- which, by the way, is FREE!