Now look, I've been on this site since February 2010 and I love it so much. It's the best Pokemon site I've ever visited and I've had a good experience here. But for some reason I feel like some things are done a little overboard, that's the only way I can phrase it for now. So here's the main intention of the thread, a question:
Does SPPf purposefully have a strict environment, or has it always been like that? That's the best word I can find to describe the entire forum. I just want to know why everything is so seriously played out, and by that I mean all the rules in different sections. Of course this may be classed as a stupid question because any site/forum rules are obviously not just there to say "Don't do this" or "Always do that".
I defined SPPf as being quite strict when I found out that forum games had to go through approval of mods/admins. A while ago I posted in the Corrupted Wish forum game that I wished (as a slight joke, of course) that Serebii wasn't so strict. The next persons' response?
"Granted, trolls bash and obliberate people on the site."
That's when I half-understood everything. The site aims to keep the forum 100% troll-proof. This is completely natural for any forum, but I feel that Serebii is more, let's say focused, on the matter.
So the main question is: Was SPPf originally a strict environment, or did something happen to cause it?