Andy - I did the same thing getting the hang of this place. There's a "quick reply" that shows up when you're reading the post. I'm guessing if you just want to say "yes" or "no", that's the ticket. It must have a time limit on it from the time you open it.
I think the realization is that Taunton doesn't want the Tavern or especially the crap that sometimes gets spewed there. The mods here know us and we're not likely to be missjudged. OTOH, we need to not bring the venom over here from BT.
I'm here to help and learn about construction related issues and joke around a little - this is amusement. If I feel the need to argue politics or religion or look at lame porn, I'll take it to Buttkickski's forum.