In reply to:
But "long ago" the urge to interfere with peoples' posts was minimal if even existant
Indeed. As I remember it, "long ago", only actual death threats that looked like they might be serious, or genuinely illegal stuff like kiddie porn got interfered with.
My main point is that while a detailed list of rules would be annoying, onerous and possibly counter productive as WildWind suggests, if mods are going to proceed with bannings or censorship on more general grounds, we should at least be told what the general guidelines are.
"Hey, you know what's funny? Following up someone else's joke with the exact same joke. And by "funny" I mean 'stupid'. And by "joke" I mean 'stupid'. And by "someone" I mean 'stupid'." - Twister