once again, you are missing the points. so far i can see, the only rules that are right are yours, only yours.
Ellis didn't say about not making comment. he said to do it in YOUR OWN THREAD, away from his. if you notice, lots of us not making any comment DIRECTLY ON HIS THREAD.
the other point, is you can post character references based on your direct experience of the person in the subject, as long as, you don't reference the OTHER POSTERS. so go back and compare my stripped down version of Niall post. you will note that the post makes no reference to Ellis stuffs, but still retained what Niall experience, even in opposite that of Ellis.
you can do that to my teacher, even if you only cross hand with him for 10 seconds, as long as you stated that your experience is 10 seconds. i would have no objection whatsoever. and i would post my experience without any reference to your post or to you personally. and folks can read and make their own judgement on both of our experiences and view points.
bottom line, Ellis's Thread follows Ellis rules, bad or good, that are his rules. if you don't like it, you have the freedom to post your own thread and put up your own rules.
No, not missing your points at all. Merely pointing out the reality, not my rules.
To think that if I insulted the charachter of your teacher by intent or accident or without meaning to that you would merely give an alternative view without reference to me is heartwarming actually. Generally you do follow this rule (of yours) and thus are one of the few
with enough discipline to do so. (apart from some of your jokes)
It is actually a rule
of this forum. Some here don't have that discipline methinks.
So I agree with the rule but then there's the reality. Insult charachter and expect someone close to give you a piece of their mind. Simples.