Pekka - I think most people familiar with the forum are acutely aware of how much work this was for you to put together and the effort it takes to maintain. We are all aware that you and your mod team are not robots. Nevertheless regarding the aforementioned post in the FS thread it obviously offended me to the point of reporting it and two other members to the point of protest. How many others it rubbed the wrong way would be pure speculation on both our parts. I don't see why that comment was allowed to stand despite the lack of protest from the OP. I don't think protest from the OP is the most accurate means of assessing how a thread or post affects the community at large. Can you say with any certainty that you know whether or not the OP is aware this is against the official rules? The marketplace is one area that should be maintained thorns-free. Anyone wondering into thread like that is only left with the appearance that the mods aren't watching and we are left to police ourselves. There are rules... enforce them. Especially when it comes to protecting the interests of an upstanding and productive member.
As for 'issues' I don't intend to dump on the forum. I've made friends here (I mean the kind you actually meet in person) but I've cast my vote by being less present recently. That said, I will offer one example. There was a recent banning here on the forum. The thread was left to go on way too long and I simply can't believe that the mod team didn't see than banning coming long before it happened because I surely did. Letting it go so long did nothing more than open the door to the culture of disrespect that we see on so many forums. Everyone watching that trainwreck (and similar ones from the past) have some reason to believe that not only is the mod team set on giving people enough rope to hang themselves with but that they're also extremely generous with the length. Is that what we really want here? Moderation is largely responsible for the flavour of the forum and what happens on forums left without vigilant moderation is no secret. POTN rules seem to be worded toward the creation and perpetuation of a positive and productive community. I'm not sure why people who act against the spirit of those rules are left unchecked for so long.
In conclusion, you might say that the heart of my discontent with this discussion lies in the fact you are here using your time and energy discussing an unnecessary piece of code that warns of expletives in PMs while the real expletives are out there dumping in good people's FS threads.