The rules were made to make this a comfy new home. And the so called "mob" ruled in favor of rules to enforce that it would remain "comfy".
Even the United States of America started out as no more than a bunch of men in a room, scratching their heads on how to run their states. But it was by putting together each other's heads that anything of worth was to come, but we sure muddied that up quick.
That being said, /mlpol/ was created in the same way, to make this a comfy home and the way we done so was by putting out heads together and creating the edicts. In a way, we rebelled from 4chan and decided to spark a revolution. We attacked every single board on 4chan and for what we believed. Now like America, we are our own board. And who did it? Was it 4chan and its "Government" nope, it was the people and the weaponized pony porn.
So I am very passionate, and adamant when it comes to democracy, but don't confuse it with our bi-partician houses, because it isn't the same.
I am sorry you feel vindicated, or excluded. But that was as you may read in the image, the reason behind the Edicts. No Shills, No BTFO, No Race Mixing, No Generals.
All of these people are being excluded from our comfy home, why should we let them in? Should we allow them in?
No, for the simple matter that when we ever did, it was what degraded the board and turned what was comfy into misery. It is still agonizing to be on 4chan's /pol/ or even /mlp/ because of how degrading it is to carry on a conversation with out shit posting; with out shills from all over, readit, shareblue and any other left wing group.
There can be much to discuss about many issues in politics including Syria, but it can be handled in a way which isn't a general.
Instead of >Syrian General
Try >Airstrike on Damascus, 48 killed by drone strike.
When that is done, move on. >IED Kills 6 Marines near Iraqi boarder. 4 more injured.
The second reasoning behind the ruling was to prevent stagnation of the board and promote the people to create more threads about the current events. The first to prevent the readit'ors from shit posting. The third is the circle jerking with in the generals themselves.
So my question is, how do you is it really that anyone is really excluded when they can still create posts around the issues? The only real difference is that you are forced to create a new thread, instead of remaining contained to the same place.