I'm not going to call this a FAQ because the bullets are not in question form.
Please read this short set of guidelines before posting. This is just a paraphrasing of the User Agreement, but since no one didn't seem to really read that document before clicking "I Agree", I'm gonna highlight a few points here. I hope this will clear up any confusion regarding my actions.
Arguing on the Internet: This is definitely okay. A disagreement or exchange of arguments is not necessarily a flame war. It only becomes a flame war when profanities and personal attacks are used.
Dealing with Difficult People: If you encounter a person who has a penchant for flames, swear words and senseless comments, report that person to me, and do not engage that person further. File the report and then forget about it and stop replying. It would be faster and easier for me to handle the situation if only one person acted like a 12-year-old. Having more than one person involved in the battle to save pride will only tangle things up and make the process longer.
Piracy: We live in a time when people get jailed for downloading the wrong things. Check the news and you'd see that downloaders and filesharers are being tracked down more and more. On the side of PEx, we would like to avoid being branded (and possibly prosecuted) as a site that houses (and therefore supports) a substantial amount of people involved in illegal activity. That is the reason why the admins, me included, have been sensitive to posts concerning piracy.
Furthermore, your user information details will be divulged by PEx if so demanded by legal entities with the proper warrants and sufficient authority (User Agreement, Section 7B). Remember that we have logs of every IP address you have ever used (which can be crossreferenced with ISP logs to reveal phone numbers, companies, and subscribers). So I guess even without the rule against piracy, it would do you better to refrain from posting such info on this site.
As for what is prohibited and what is not (because I know a lot of people love to teeter-totter along that fine line), let's just say that by entering any discussion about piracy, you are already in the Red Zone. Discussing piracy itself as an issue is okay, but posting something that pushes people in the "right direction" is not.
Assistance: Though few people ever do it, yes it is possible to reach me through PM for a request or two. I can create polls, and find antiquated threads.