I would like to preface this by saying that I love BYC, and it's staff, and everyone here has always been extremely nice and helpful, and it's my favorite way to pass time online. I'm simply posting this as a "random rambling" to get it off my chest. Please don't ban me from BYC!!!! That said, I don't break rules, not intentionally anyway, and I ALWAYS use this forum correctly. I have lots of chickens, I love them, I love learning everything I can about them, and I love talking to OTHER people who love chickens as well. I thought that was the point of this forum??? Sharing information, help, and conversation?? well, I recently found out that we are not allowed to chatter.... slight chattering on posts has always been one of my favorite things on here, a way to converse with someone on a topic your both interested in???? I found that out, because I was told to read the rules. I was not swearing, threatening, argueing, or being mean in any way. I was just trying to see if anyone was selling frizzle cochins. So to get my post noticed, I put in a catchy subject, and someone else was nice enough to bump it for me because it went unnoticed.... This was apparently a HUGE rules violation. After being told not to bump, I said I was sorry and I didn't know it wasn't allowed, and then my replys were all erased to read: edited by terrielacy... not fair!!! So, BYC staff.... I love BYC, I'm an active member, I reply to as many posts as I can help with, and I am never rude. I understand being explained the rules if I break them, but why have all my posts erased if I didn't say anything bad??? I didn't know I wasn't allowed an opinion?? Anyway, I got if off my chest. I was just looking for a frizzle cochin, and now I'm in a bad mood and feel totally stepped on.