Ok, let me reduce my "agrument", if you can call it that.
a) I agree that what I linked to was potentially offensive. But there is a lot of things that I say and do around here that is potentially offensive. Where are the lines?
b) I know that you are just trying to keep this place orderly and sanitary.
c) If we are going to ask people to not do this or that then we need to clearly define what it is that we are asking them not to do.
d) You say that I know what I did was wrong. Well, clearly I don't. Spell it out for me.
e) Am I being stubborn? Probably. The "big picture" is an argument against what ohro admitted to; you make the rules up as you go along. That is a crock of buggety shit. If there are decency rules, they should be clearly laid out for us to follow. If, however, you were just asking me not to link to these things just as a personal favor or whatever then fine, argumant closed and apologies delivered.
I guess the big point is that I'm really tired of seeing arbitrary decisions being made -- almost all after the fact. It's one thing to ask us to follow clearly stated rules, so clear that even a retard like Claude could figure them out. It's another if you are asking us to just use common sense. Decency is a very subjective thing.
As for me publishing a PM, it's not the first time. Anything that I think the general public might be interested in, I share. Believe me when I say that I would be thrilled to delete this thread if you were not acting in any official manner. If you were, though, I think it's only fair that it be open to a public debate. Evan always has/has pride that this board is democratic in nature, I'm just seeing that it is not just a fun catch phrase. I understand that you are probably feeling like I'm making you out to be the devil or something but that is far from the truth. If anything, I have always seen you as one of the more even-handed mods -- believe it if you want to, it's true. As such, I hope you understand what I'm trying to accomplish. If not then, well, I guess I'm a little bit disappointed.
I believe in the power of doubt.