I have this to say about what I found on this Forum upon my return. Certain people who used to post here are no longer able, and will not be allowed to return.
For the rest of you, this Forum has grown large, and has done so in certain measure because of its free-flowing exchange of ideas, absent of overmuch strong interference from me. In recent weeks, however, I have had to get involved more and more frequently to pull posts and apply corrective measures of one sort or another. Unfortunately, it seems to be a similar set of people who just do not have much control over their sense of propriety.
This is a triathlon forum. It is not a singles site, a personals site, and/or a place to exercise one's libertine or personally experimental tendencies. It is not a place to embarrass people, to engage in trial by internet, it is not a tool for your personal use as a way to harm others you don't like.
Accordingly, here's your warning. I don't care who you are, how long you've been here, how often you've posted, or in what sort of high regard you think you are among others on this Forum. Should you cross the line into the sort of behavior I describe above, you'll not be allowed to post here any longer. No warnings, no second chances, no apologies accepted. The great, great majority of people here are here for the right reasons, which is (of course) to talk about things relating to multisport.
I have a very low tolerance at this point. Maybe things will loosen up a bit as time goes on, maybe not. In either case, assuming you want to protect the liberty to post here, I'd be on my best behavior. There's a hair trigger on the "ban" button right now.