It has been several years since we dusted off the rulebook here, but we have a number of new (and returning) posters so I thought it appropriate to raise the issue of the FORUM MISSION STATEMENT AND POSTING GUIDELINES
. First, note the date of the Statement. Second, take a gander. There is a reason ReaderRant is one of the oldest discussion forums on the internet.
We Moderators are, sadly, fewer and less active than we used to be. We like to keep a light hand on the reins to allow vigorous discussion. There are, however, rules and expectations regarding behavior. While we (or at least I) have been lax in enforcing them of late, the vigor of our debates has reminded me that we have these guidelines for a reason and they have stood us in good stead for, literally, decades. Heed them, respect them. And, expect gentle guidance from time to time. Don't take it personally, but do take it seriously.