Mr. Phil came out of his shell to make an "official amendment" of the rules this afternoon, if you haven't already seen.
Basically, it forbids the buying/selling/traded of items unrelated to the Star Wars world, i.e. Spawn, Simpsons, TF.
Needless to say, not an explanation to be found in Mr. Wise's public address. Not a one, which means..someone is apparently on a power trip. Who would implement such a ridiculous rule that will no doubt alienate so many members?
As if you didn't already know, I have been suspended from Rebelscum for the time being, thanks in part to my now infamous "Hitler banner", which Philip didn't quite take a liking to.
There has been so much talk about how people feel that Rebelscum is literally run by power tripping Nazi's. I don't mean to defame them, but it is true.
I let Philip know how I felt, and why I think he owed alot of members an explanation.
He wrote back, telling me that my concerns were both "isolated" and "strictly opinionated"! What gall!
he also says that I pretty much ignored his rules, which he posted TODAY and not a WEEK AGO when I posted my classified ad and the rules we're all here-say!
I was threatened with physical violence by another forum member, I was told to "ignore it".
In late December or 2002, I inquired about being a moderator. He told me that he "wasn't comfortable" given a eBay sale gone bad over ONE YEAR AGO! eBay mind you, not Rebelscum!
So, he got his just desserts in the form of a letter, and the banner.
Thats far from an opinion, and there are tons of people who would echo my exact same sentiments in regards to the way the forums are handled and moderated.
And, as you say "As for the rule", is it that you didn't read my post on May 21st, approximately SIX DAYS before you implemented the rule that was non-existant for 5 days prior to your latest amendment of the rules, that posed the question why the rules were being changed and when they would become officially effective.
Neither the guidelines nor the rules stated that the Modern Classifieds section was limited to Star Wars memorabilia. Never did it state that.
The question still remains, why are the rules being changed? Why is Rebelscum being the first to limit what's being bought and sold on the Modern Classifieds? To me, it seems like an abuse of power.
All I want is an answer as to why it's being limited. I don't want my account closed, as I think I am an important member of the community, although some might chose to neglect my loyalty and expertise.
So, I really do want to hear the reasoning for this monumental change..
This is going to be a thorn in their side for a long time to come, me thinks.