No, Dave, it's not necessary for the other 4400 users that can control themselves. I did it because I want folks to know what's going on, and I don't get floods of email later on telling me that I'm wrong.
Dave McLain, I know where you're coming from, and several others said the same thing in effect in the past. I read the posts, and there's no way I misinterpreted him calling a guy an "ignorant ***" in a post when the other fellow had not attacked him in any way. It's not the first time he's gone off on someone.
And yes, I agree with some of the other comments, I've received a few PMs from several different folks not happy with this new attitude the board has taken. Lots of bullying, for lack of a better term. I've addressed it recently, and I will be monitoring as we hit the new year. I'm coming down on Dave because he seems to always be at the forefront of these things, but I know of a few others.
I don't enjoy this stuff, but I also don't want to see the forum negatively impacted to a point where guys stay away from posting due to a few individuals.