First as was mentioned, we are Len's GUESTS here, this is his idea, he is paying the freight and we all owe him for providing this opportunity to share info and experiences.
This site started because a small number of guys (like 5-6 if I remember correctly) enjoyed sending e-mails to each other about long range hunting, optics, reloading, photography and other topics. We did not look for excuses to piss down each others' throats.
The reason that I enjoy and participate is because I respect and appreciate the bottom line here - no ******** allowed. I will play by these rules and I believe that many guys share this feeling. If someone has a problem with that, the answer is very simple. Get zapped by Len or *&^& off.
We have a wide variety of individuals on this forum. The internet can be a great means of meeting people and it can also cause friction. Reading words on a screen is not as good as sharing a coffee or beer or clanging steel together, but how else will I have the very real pleasure of communicating with bowling ball launchers who live in balmy Alaska?
I believe that a point was made - buyer beware. Unfortunately **** happens. Sometimes we get rifles that are not what they should be. I had a factory rifle that somehow had an out of round chamber, a custom rifle that would not chamber 75% of the factory ammo I tried, factory rifles with no bedding compound etc. etc.
I am about as opposed to censorship as to seeing Long Range Hunting space wasted on ******** based on egos and personality conflicts between people who have never met each other. I am not directing that statement at any individual, some of the ****-disturbers on this site make really great contributions and we owe them for sharing their wisdon.
I'm off to the range.