Posted in "About this Forum", re-posted here, as it relates entirely to the Lounge
I have been instructed not to start sport related threads in The Lounge.
A pleasent an polite instruction. To which I repliedCan you please post sports related topics in the Sports Club and not in the Lounge.
I think you will agree that this is a perfectly amicable exchange, with no animosity between myself and the un-named board member.OK, but I won't bother starting new sports threads if that's the case.
I post in Sports Club when I want a more serious discussion and in the Lounge when I just want a sports related laugh. That way it keeps a lot of possible pish out of Sports Club and people can have a good laugh in The Lounge, the threads proved popular sometimes.
I see it as being the same as keeping serious stuff in the Drawing Room and spam in the Lounge. I think you're wrong but what the hey, it's your forum. So your rules, sorry if I've caused any offence.
However I must note that the description of the Lounge, enforced by the board members here is
Given that we can talk about "anything" save that it does not break a rule and that I cannot see how discussing sports in a jokey manner breaks the rules, I am a loss to understand this instruction.Don't be fooled by cheap imitations, this is the original Off-Topic forum. Come on in and talk about absolutely anything (within our board rules).
I will abide by what I have been told, however in the interests of fairness I must insist that the following things are also precluded from the Lounge;
Filesharing (in all it's forms)
I know this seems harsh, but I'm sure you'll agree it is only fair. Otherwise it would appear that I am being singled out for special treatment and I am absolutely certain that is not the case.