"I understand the logic behind it, and it definitely can be poofed if someone feels the need, thats the choice of whoever is in charge. Just seems to be a bit more "community" like to tell someone"
You were told.
In the rules that you agreed to read, and by which you agreed to abide, when you started posting in the Gun Show forums.
To be blunt, it's not staff's fault that you didn't read the posting rules. They're right there at the top of every Gun Show forum.
They're also clearly posted on the main forums list right above the links and descriptions to the three Gun Show forums.
To paraphrase a tried and true aspect of our legal system, ignorance of the rules is no excuse, especially when they're right there.
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