Thats kinda my point, and again returns to the original point of this thread - you have a published set of rules and policies, and you either need to follow them, or update them to suit what the current needs of the forum are. If the published policy doesn't actually work in practise then change the policy. Otherwise, follow the policy that you have all agreed on. It doesn't actually matter what the rules are, providing they are being adhered to, which simply isn't happening. I agree that the thread in question should have been locked as an attempt at lighthearted trolling, but locking it ahead of any troubles goes against your published policy. (although I'd prefer not to focus on specific examples, as it derails the point I'm making about the JCC mods not adhering to the published policies) So, which is it to be?