Suggestions, not policy, is what these things should be in my opinion, Jon. I want Mudcat to remain as free and open as possible, for as long as possible. Does no harm to remind people how to act like they weren't raised by wolves every once in a while, though.
And absolutely, especially given the amount of controversy this has generated, obviously--obviously--final say rests with Max. Max may see all this as nothing more than a tempest in a teapot--which in the greater scheme of things, it is--but I have no idea. Of course, I'll reiterate I feel pretty strongly that it should be "hey, try to do things this way and we'll all have a better time" than carved-in-stone policy, but others may not agree.