The reason for this is that Admin and mods want you either to ignore the forum as a whole or a accept it as awhole. It is a "take it or leave it" attitude.
The turning point for the PF was when a group of people left the PF after Torq set up a new one called AllThingsPolish". And although the ATP is still not very active, the fact that those people left was a rather significant loss for the PF.
Ever since the PF has evolved from the "fairly intelectual" into the "common and rude" direction. New members who try to be somewhat intelectual and polite are instantly ridiculed at one point or another by the remaining two members of the former "little British gang of three" (the third member of the group was infamously expelled from the PF for telling the real identities of the forum members).
So if you don't like things as they are, you should ask for the "Ignore the whole forum
" button. And once you've entered, you will be happy to click this button and leave the forum (for ever).Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves: Britons never will be slaves!