Wow, major craziness on VN lately. It seems to have (mostly) started by a decree from Grim about the number of OT posts. People have gone nuts with the crackdown.
In a sense, I know just how Grim feels -- 5157 has gotten away with a LOT in the past, but those were mostly the Kiaya days. She's gone now, and to be honest, I haven't thought the OT posts were that heavy. I'm not really sure who the backlash is against.
The only thing I can think of was SC's "manscaping" thread, which it seems to me he should have known was a bit much. The ban seemed a little harsh, more like a lock and a warning would have likely worked (although I haven't had as much time to lurk lately, thing are crazy in RL).
The AynRand thread didn't even seem that bad, although towards the end there was the usual ePeen waiving before devolving into spam. Up until that point, I didn't think it was that outta line.
I suspect this crackdown will die down again soon, and more OT threads will creep back up. But that's not a terrible thing, if it's done "in moderation."
@e cracks himself up.