@FunATuns, please avoid escalating; @norill probably could have skipped the parting barb but as bait it's pretty tame, so please2unrustle your jimmies. I would, I confess, appreciate not having words put in my mouth. If you took time to revisit my posts, an observant reader will notice I neither state there will be a change in the rules (@mcrifel), nor do I say any of this comes down to me disliking particular people (@FunATuns). For the sake of clarity, which appears in short supply amid the sea of salt, let me be specific and particular: No rules or official policy have changed, nor are any changes planned at this time. What has changed is how I, fbb, plan to go about exercising my right as administrator to be lenient with community members who break the rules. This change is relevant to the community at large---and hence got an announcement---because with a shift in how I administer mercy comes the end of a long-standing tradition (wherein I would strenuously oppose the removal of almost any member unless there was no other way). This has precious little to do with personal affection, or lack thereof (in point of interest, I like bunnie, and have stood to prevent his permanent removal on a few occasions). This has everything to do with my realising, perhaps too late, that just because I wish to give people multiple chances to get themselves straight doesn't mean they are willing to use those opportunities. Them's the facts. If you want to be upset with me for relinquishing some of my naïveté... Eh. I guess you can do that. There is, iirc, a long-standing tradition for blaming me for all manner of things. Finally: I have. Repeatedly. It's why he's still around to shitpost in the first place. IIRC, I was not the one who brought his name up; specifically because this isn't some dumb grudge against a single person. It's the marking of the changing seasons. Of me recognising I'm a little less callow, a little more grim, than I ever used to be. Don't make the mistake of assuming the map has any bearing on the terrain. This isn't about bunnie, although he may feature in it. It's about coming to terms with what *is*.