IF the rules are reasonable, AND a person has a reasonable amount of common courtesy, them they probably don't have to read the rules to stay out of trouble. So, if you haven't read the rules, and you haven't gotten in trouble, then you probably have a reasonable amount of common courtesy.
I did read the rules, and I thought they were all based on common sense. That is, I read the rules after my very first post was pulled.
Ah, so no rants allowed. Not exactly a common rule
in forums, but turns out to be common sense once I got familiar with the tone of the forum.
Most rules about behavior should not be needed. I call them "stupid signs". Came from noting street signs like where a turn lane has no balk line, has a solid white line to the left, and no sign at all. This means it is a lane by itself and the traffic light doesn't apply to that lane. You just keep going. But in some places there is a "Keep Moving" sign. This is a "stupid sign". It is for intersections where so many idiots don't know the law that they impede traffic flow, so they put up the "stupid sign" to tell them to just go. It's for the people that haven't taken the time to analyze how traffic moves and what the various lines on the road mean. I had figured out most of it myself before I ever started driving by just watching and analyzing my surroundings while I was riding with my parents.
Most of the rules for this forum are "stupid signs". They are there for people who haven't spent enough time analyzing life to understand the simple law of "Love Your Enemy". How to treat other people reasonably.
A well crafted set of forum rules, when read by a considerate person, will all elicit responses like "of course", "that's obvious", etc.
So, Andy. And all the mods. Once again, thanks for running the most well behaved forum I've ever been in.
But, I'll say, that having to spell out a 3-strike rule
shows that even the stupid signs are not enough. Sad.