Now before I begin, I would like to ask you to look back at my time here, whether it be in your memory of the times before the move and crashes, or the records in the time since, have I ever to your knowledge refused to follow the rules or tow the lien when asked to? i can't think of a time, though I freely admit that it is highly possible that i have in fact committed some form of infraction. however, I do have a question to ask regarding the new rules posted in this, the Counseling sub forum. well, a few questions and some opinion actually, though i want to stress that I feel the Moderators and Administrators do a great job, and i sure as shit dont think i could do any better. In any case, i feel the rules, though well meaning and written with the safety of the forum and all its members in mind, and admittedly the more i read it the less restrictive it seems, but i still can't seem to shake the feeling that Iwaku is slowly becoming less of the warm, close knit family group that I have always felt it was, and becoming more of a cold, less caring forum, like so many others i stopped posting on because they took time away from Iwaku and my Internet forum time was dwindling due to real life and my need to reconnect with it. shit, the reason i still come here day after day, and will continue to do so is because there are people on here that i consider to be friends i trust, friends i trust even with things i physically CANNOT seem to convey to others, and i have indeed tried to convey my issues regarding my loneliness, and I've failed, simply becoming more miserable. in short, i feel that stating that the no one on the board can comment on situations such as that is perhaps too restrictive, I mean i understand the need to cover our backs and our arses from legal shit, but i think it could be made more as a disclaimer than a DON'T DO THIS FUCKWEED! type of unbendable, rigid law type rule. anyway, thats my opinions on that, and i hope no-one takes offence or thinks I'm trying to fuck with authority for the sake of it.