alx40, according to the forum rules you are on a two week suspension for your comments to Derick. The rules are as stated below:
New Forum-wide Rule
Ladies and gents,
For a long time, this forum has prided itself on being one of the friendliest, if not the friendliest, forum around. And for the most part we still are. However, the other mods and I have noticed a certain amount of rudeness and bickering has been going on. Maybe it's because of the influx of newer members and the forum has grown. Or maybe it's just that not everyone gets along with everyone else. Regardless, we've had some complaints lately about this and we've decided to institute a new program to deal with it.
Starting immediately, if someone (let's say person A) is rude or offensive, that person will receive a two week suspension. If someone else (let's say person B) in turn retaliates to person A, then person B will also get a two week suspension.
If person A or B does it again at a later time, that person will get a one month suspension. If it happens a third time, that person will be banned.
I wish we didn't have to have rules like this, I really do. But the fact of the matter is that just one person can, and does, ruin it for others. The vast majority of members will never have to worry about this new rule, and I hope it never has to be enforced. But the rudeness and bickering will no longer be dealt with by just closing a thread.