I've seen enough "bad advice" to choke a mule with, plus all the advice that is against codes.
I don't think they should be yanked. I do believe in buyer beware when you're getting free advice.
EngineerGuy had a great post IIRC "I'm an engineer, but not your engineer"
During the primaries I had a linked tagline supporting Fred Thompson I deleted manually when posting outside of the Tavern, but it did slip a couple of times. I was asked to remove it when posting outside of the Tavern through a private Email. I had no problem with that notification & complied willingly & agreed with their point.
The notice I got about being banned for 2 weeks for my use of the term "pillow biter" when talking about a certain congressman was warranted & I did step over the line.
The notice I got 30 minutes later stating I was banned for life was over the top IMHO. But like I said many times their site their rules. But I thought their rules was the progressive 2 week, 30 day, 1 year etc etc etc banning.
Personally I really don't care about FHB or Taunton, but I have made friends over the last 3 years, & I enjoy talking about my work with others that want to know how the world of highrise construction works, & yes a lot of those friends are left of center.
I exchanged a few Emails with Andy & the reported banning of him for "racist" stuff shed some light on why I was banned for life. I made a comment on Obama about melanin & having thick skin---- It was a play on words.
I will admit & agree that I am NOT racially sensitive, but racist I am not, to the point I will usually call anyone out when they use the term "black point of view" or anything like that IMO color of skin does not effect how the brain works, nor athletic ability.
I was asked by many to create a new screen name & jump back in------ if it was just the tavern I probably would, for the tavern IMO is usually just a bunch of junk to blow of steam & chuckle about jokes. I don't think I would feel right about creating a name & bypassing the spirit of the websites rules about being banned & posting in the other threads.