I am a member of 4 special interest boards such as this HMEM. Each has different rules, it is very simple to me, if you don't like the rules don't visit the site. You don't have to agree with the rules, just follow them. These are not Democratic groups, these boards are owned by a person/group and it is their way or the highway, very simple. When I was a employer, there were rules that were made for the employee's to follow, some folks did not agree with my rules, very simple, they no longer worked for me. Same thing here.