Hi Josh. I'd just like to point out that you're getting just as much conflict over your homophobic policies as you would from the religious folk if you had a more fair policy. The horse is not dead. And if it truly is dead, the thread would sink on it's own. No need to lock threads and stifle discussion. what are you afraid of? That so many people will disagree with your policies that you'll look really bad for not changing them? Of all the people who chimed in with their opinions of the "no same sex relationships in fanfic" policy, thirteen(13) were clearly in favour of a more fair policy, including three(3) mods. Eight(8) were clearly against a change in current policy, including three(3) mods. Now, it looks as if of the people who care enough about this issue to post about it, more are in favour of a change to a more fair policy. "So instead of opening themselves up to hate mail, criticism, and boycotts of their own, the TF.N staff/owners has decided to make a call that avoids all that." You're avoiding nothing, huge threads on the subject prove. Who, exactly do you think would boycott TFN over something so petty? Although their loudness would suggest otherwise, there really are very few people so backward and ignorant as to leave TFN altogether over something like that. By keeping this policy, you encourage bigotry, fundementalism. You encourage the idea that homosexuality is something to be condemned and avoided. I, and many others, think that the policy on same sex relationships in fanfic posted here should be changed to a more fair policy, reflecting our more enlightened times. Please, don't close this thread. Allow us to discuss the issue. After all, no matter what we think, you're still under no obligation to anything. This discussion is no threat to you. Please, let the discussion continue. Edit: Please see last post.