Antdude, Oenyaw's response was not anything against what you wrote.
And Oenyaw, if you really don't remember what was problematic about what you wrote, harshly partisan commentary (no matter which party you're talking about) and personal attacks against politicians (even ones that the moderators don't like either) have been explicitly banned from this Forum.
The Hypnos Forum's moderators have been talking about re-opening the "Free For All" part of the Forum soon, but doing so under much closer and stricter moderator supervision. I still have mixed feelings about this idea, as it gives me a stomach ache, literally, to think back to the nasty stuff that was taking place in the "Free For All" area before... but if we can keep a tighter control on inappropriate posts, and members who are trying to cross boundaries, then maybe it's worth doing.
I am 100 percent oppposed to re-opening the Free-For-All section unless it's literally free for all. No offense, Mike, but just keep it closed. We already have a non-music forum "Everything and Nothing" so why open one for other topics if it's going to be so tightly moderated? One, you and APK and other mods don't need the hassle. Two, if you're going to maintain such tight control on it, it's not worth it, IMO. People cannot discuss politics, religion, sex, etc. without getting passionate.
My two cents: IF (a big IF) you want to re-open it, put a disclaimer on it somehow, stating "This is an unmoderated section of this forum. Do not visit here if you are offended by flame wars, personal attacks, passionate views, and controversial opinions. The moderators are not responsible for what goes on here and will not respond to complaints. If you are easily offended, simply don't view these topics."
espousing that you DO
do this, Mike, but if you DO decide to do it, policing it will only make more work for you and in the end the same thing that has happened will happen anyway.
So, leave it be. People don't like it not being here? Fuck 'em (sorry but have a nice day). A Free For All section has to be uncensored or what's the point? Purely IMO, the people who ruined the previous Free For All are NOT the ones who got abusive, it's the ones who ran to you like you were their father. What's up with that? Have the guts to call someone out yourself if they're offending you. If I'm on a public bus and some asshole is being a dickwad, I'll either get off the bus (not read the Free For All Section) or tell him to STFU myself (caling out a poster who is being a dick). I sure as hell ain't running to the bus driver unless the dick is waving a gun around.
Sorry for my rant...but that's my take. Hopefully, you will know I support any decision you and APK make, regardless whether I agree or not. More than anything else, it's your forum to run how you want, but I do have my own thoughts on the subject, too.