Pennsy Fan you assume a lot about a lot of things.
You post a lot, or more accurately you chime in on a lot of others posts to spout your 2/100's a lot. I rarely see anyone respond stating that your posts are valuable but, that does not that mean that no one gets any value from your posts. (for the record I get nothing from your posts that helps my rivet counting area of the large scale hobby, so that makes us equal) but, I'm sure someone must get something out of your posts so keep on posting and fill up the server.
Try imagining things through a person eyes other than your own, and you might be able to clearly see many reasons why certain forums, including mine, do not have an open door policy. Neither does Harvard, are they a bunch of Nazi's? Neither does your State Colleges, are they the same. How about every other aspect of your life, is anyone always included in everything? No never. Not if the opening of the front door endangers the establishment, and the establishment has a right to protect its own survival. If you disagree with that you are a devout socialist and there is no country in the word for you but, this one is going in the direction so hang around and it might swing further your way.
The front door to your home is not open to the world, that makes you closed or EXCLUSIVE, and that must be bad, right?
Exclusivity is not bad thing when its your club, now is it?
I want to join that LALS but I don't want to pay any dues, I want you to comp them for me, like I do for my forum members. I want to do whatever I want all the time including sun bathing nude in the sunny areas but I really don't give a hoot about any stupid trains. I just want to use the facilities the way I want.
What, you have rules? Well what for, have you got some reason to hate nude sunbathers? What, you are a club EXCLUSIVE to livesteamers? That is the narrowest definition of a club I have ever heard of and should be illegal! You all must be a bunch of freedom hating Nazi's. What are rules doing in a livesteam club or a forum anyway? If I can not enter and do whatever I want, you must be unamerican.
I'm talking to more than just you Pennsy Fan.
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