it's not necessarily a bad thing. i had a quick read of the FAQ (it's not long) and don't disagree with anything there.
this site has grown a fair amount. it's no longer a small "family", and if that means there's an occasional need to remind members to be civil where previously we might just roll our collective eyes and ignore something, so be it.
I agree. I do not think things should be edited or deleted, but rather that things we find collectively as unacceptable are stated as such as a response and to let that stand for what it is.
For example... this quote above would look like this if SVOBoy was using AOL:
I AGRE!11111!1 OMG WTF LOL I DO NOT THINK THNGS SHUD B EDIETD OR D3LATAD BUT RATHAR TAHT THNGS WE FIND COLECTIEVLY AS UNACEPTABL3 R STAETD AS SUCH AS A RESPONS3 AND 2 LAT TAHT STAND FOR WUT IT IS!111 OMG WTF