f the forums, like are friend here says, it's a "hub" of news, sharing information etc - for each other too - what would be the point of a forum in the first place? BG to vent his spleen with nonsense? Notice of race etc you have buy an ad? I don't think so; people will go to a new venue. If that's the plan then you go girlfriend - let us know how you make out k?
Maxx, Clean claims to have legal training.
Look at the exact words:
"If you are looking to sell entries for a regatta, series, or event with major sponsors and a marketing budget, buy an ad.
If you are looking to promote a volunteer-run, grassroots marketed regatta,, series, or event, just don't be a spammer and you can do what you want."
You are only required to buy an ad if you fall into the first sentence. The rest fails for ambiguity.
If a participant posts up a NOR, you are good. If the organizing authority starts a thread with an NOR, it depends.
I've never liked the idea of censorship. I don't care how much they upset people. If you don't like your ideas being "challenged" then leave.
There is a big difference between someone challenging your ideas and someone purposely disrupting the forums. Hijacking a thread with the intent of disrupting the conversation is an attempt of censorship, too.
Thank you. This is all too true for many online forums and comment sections.