QUOTE (ZenSilk @ May 21 2008, 12:25 PM) QUOTE (Sariél @ May 21 2008, 12:01 PM) QUOTE (Johnny_D @ May 21 2008, 09:30 AM) Zensilk it goes a little deeper than just 'last post' Not everything is made public, maybe you could just accept the reasoning? When did you start channeling Dick Cheney? "Because I said so" should NEVER be an explanation to anyone above the age of 5. I just want to go on record to say that I think the vendor policy is wrong, and much too strict. I miss the Mya product announcements, and being a cheap lazy bastard, I like hearing about discounts without having to look for them. I also think that hookalife's post was not an attack on the forum, but a rational, logical message explaining why he would not be here anymore and expressing his frustration over what he (and I) think is a misguided policy that hurts the forum. Keep banning topics and vendors, and we're going to end up with a forum full of "Today I ordered 50g of tobacco and a grommet", r1v3th745d's fascination with bodily excretions, and ban notices. Behind the scenes must count for something, else our own mod, Sonthert (dba Tangiers) would be off for lack of participation. Note: I am NOT suggesting his banishment. I also believe that ice buckets work and that when the shisha touches the foil it burns, gets harsh, and makes me cough up a lung. But those deserve their own topics. ... and that women should be put on a pedestal just high enough to see up their skirts. Amen! Ohh yeah amen to the other stuff not about women too. There is no point on voicing opinions unfortunately. I have just come to terms that shit happens, but atleast there's a better community out there. You know, I am new here but I have to say something on this topic because I think the actions of the Mods really shows the true colors of this site. I also agree that the way this was handled was flat out wrong in my opinion; I think the vendor made a valid statement and was focused on not hurting their customers because they did nothing wrong. I agree that there is a much better and more accepting community out there. This site feels elitist to me and while it may offer good information it does not feel as welcoming as other sites. Perhaps it is just me that feels this way but it is how I feel and no one can tell me I am wrong for it. I just wanted to throw my 2 cents out there for what it is worth. It may be completly off base and if I knew more back story I may feel different but as a new member these types of actions do not make me want to stay here. Take care everyone and keep on smoking. I have no ill wishes toward any of the mods or anyone else in this community. Some times bad things happen, but people have to act on the information that they have. I think the statement "Because I said so" says everything I need to know about this site. Thanks everyone.