It is a forum with some cool people and some good conversations. However, the previous poster is right, the forum owner is a dictator. It is his forum, so yeah, he can run it however he wants. But let me give you some examples additional examples of his over-zealous policies.
No posting links in messages. If you have a link to some great information, and that information cannot be copied and pasted into a thread, your link and post gets deleted. Just last week someone posted a link to a great showing stove/fuel usage in graphs over time. DELETED
Some guy from Denver posted a message in the welcome forum titled "Wassup from Denver". The message was retitled by the admin as "Denver". Apparently saying "wassup" is not acceptable on those forums.
Anyway, I dont want to trash the forum cause there is good stuff going on there, but the forum owner needs to see someone about his control issues.