My connection to BT and to Knots is very personal. I met my dearly departed husband on Knots, and grew up politically into an aware individual on both sites, as well as developed very close relationships with several individuals. I don't expect this to matter to Taunton, but it makes defying them a no-brainer.
Taunton fired the light-handed mod over in Knots and replaced him with a Nazi or two who took the Cafe apart in no time. It's now become the de facto Facebook page of a woman who knows practically nothing about woodworking except for tool reviews she's read, and who chastises anyone who looks remotely interested in lobbing a tea bag.
As i see it, those are the options, and we each can face them with defiance or acquiescence. Better to die on your feet than live on your knees, eh?