Whether Steve chooses to publish it or not, he already has a policy. If I posted pornography, it would be gone. If I posted racist attacks on someone else, they would be gone to. These are obviously outlying examples, but the point is that the administrators of this board have a right to manage the board in such a way to promote the board's purpose, which I take to be intelligent discussion of men's style and fashion and the enjoyment thereof. Given that this is so, they have to have a policy about what to do with posts that they judge to be inimical to that purpose. It's much better for everybody here if this policy is clear and published for all to see. If you don't have a policy about this, you end up with the GQ board.
I don't know about pornography, but there were some borderline racist attacks made on here months ago in an argument over the unrest in the Middle East. The posts stayed available for all to see (even though feelings were definitely hurt), which I think is commendable to the runners of the forum because we don't solely
focus on clothing here. There are at least three forum topics that have nothing to do w/fashion, and of my few posts I think most of them reside there. If posts were deleted every time things got a little political or uneasy for some members, we wouldn't have a very productive forum. The GQ message board is different because one doesn't need a membership to post. Should a member of the Style Forum continuously act improper, he could be banned. I'll also say that, although Steve's huge contribution to this forum and style knowledge in general is obvious and appreciated by us all, somebody else pays for the web space this thing uses. As far as I know from reading here, Steve and J. don't have a constantly-communicating relationship. So let's pretend J. is God and Steve is King. Maybe they talk once in a while and make some new rules, but ultimately the king needs input from his people on how to better run the community. Unless he's one of those ruthless totalitarian kings who don't take no guff from no one. But come on, look at that avatar. Who couldn't trust a face like that?