Can you help me to sincerely understand something? Why do you perceive it to be "brute force"
Look at the simple verbiage the moderator used. Basically, any and all discussion of practices that do not lie in line with the established safety practices will be removed and a user who persists in the discussion faces sanction.
Ladies and Gentlemen TRF is at present going with NAR and CAR safety practices as a baseline for LPR. All referances to unsafe practices as defined by these codes will be removed...
And it continues
...If any folks have a problem with the codes in question please feel free to PM us as we are always looking for input paticularily in as regards to safety.
So we should discuss safety utilizing PMs as opposed to public discussion? I really hope that can not be the intention. One of the most valuable tenets of the sport rocketry community is a clear public understanding of safety. Burying discussions of what may be unsafe practices because certain individuals are uncomfortable is an anathema to the way safety is practiced in sport rocketry.
I honestly belive we can discern the differance.
That level of, and I cannot think of a better word, hubris is what led to posts as referenced below
I think when we as mods act it usually is pretty blatant as referanced by the not so subtle.ridiculous attack dog posts we have gotten around here.
by many highly experienced rocketry enthusiasts and their exodus form TRF 1.0
In a separate discussion with a moderator in TRF 1.0, his opinion basically was that these individuals and the knowledge they bring to the table are not worth the effort to corral them into the TRF set of rules. Disappointingly, that seems to be a continuing philosophy.
Ex is a topic we will need to explore as a group but IMO detailled discussions ie formulas have no place here.
I have never understood this, and I doubt you can make me understand it. While I am not a hard core research enthusiast (although I want to be), The detailed discussion of propellants and the theories behind them is one of the joys of rocketry. Having those discussions might attract some of the above mentioned talent to TRF. However as stated, I have been told that what these people bring to the table is not worth dealing with the fact that they are hard to deal with and tend to enjoy pushing the envelope.
Of course this site belongs to Troy and if these are his rules, then those are the rules I will adhere to while posting here. It does make me tend toward posting where the understanding of rocketry is more important than the maintenance of a specific user environment or meeting the comfort level of the moderators who have a different view than I do of what sport and amateur rocketry is about.
As I write that, I have to ask myself...What does the "policy" posted in the initiation of this thread have to do with a family friendly environment?