Like our society, there are rules for this forum. Even free speech on one's own front porch can ge limited if neighboors call the police and complain. Freedom begins and ends with rules. We don't want to intervene in the free exchange of ideas -- even those we don't agree with; but we will when necessary to maintain a reasonable level of civility and focus. This is the only way to keep the forum free -- follow the rules. Like our society, the forum has police -- that, unforutunately, would be me.
P.S. RE: Rumors, Some choose to be slient; others asked to be silenced (go figure?) Regardless, nothing stays the same.
Happy Qing and Posting,