I haven't read through all the past 13 pages but I'm wondering if anyone has made what I think may be the most parsimonious suggestion.
I have had many jobs in my life and I underwent a sort of evolution as regards situation like the current one at ER. It used to be that when TPTB suddenly implemented a new set of rules and regs for no particular good reason I was one of the people who would fight tooth and nail over every little point, no matter how minor.
But later I finally came to understand that if I just agree with everything, and then proceed as if nothing whatsoever has changed it almost always works.
So..... The people who are saying that they will stop posting out of fear of breaking one of the 1001 new rules, look.... WHAT IF you just ignore all of it and post as if nothing has changed? If there really is some new pseudo-Catholic-fascist regime in place waiting to suddenly appear like the Spanish Inquisition ("No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!") then let them -- I don't see any difference between no posting and being banned from posting. In other words, I see no difference between a self-imposed or site-imposed ban. "A ban by any other name would free up as much time...."IT DOESN'T MATTER.
When the smoke clears and the dust settles, anyone who finds him or herself banned or threatened will have been doing something that, before these new rules, would have resulted in being banned or threatened.IF YOU IGNORE THESE CHANGES, SMILE, AND DO WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE DONE ANYWAY, IT WILL ALL BE OK.
If all you post are odd and pointless images you found on the web because you have the mind of a 3 year old on a lead paint diet maybe you should be warned, told to stop, and given the old heave ho if you don't.
And while I'm at it, since there's a house cleaning going on, maybe somebody can fix the censor program that allows me to type "penis" "cock" "dick" "weiner" and "one-eyed love monkey" but doesn't allow me to type "x" or "x" or "x" or "x" or anything that even suggests that women have genitals too. Hardly seems fair.
So........... remember........ Nothing to see here, go on about your business.