Can't remember the last time I saw so many cheap shots. I'm inclined to say that if you can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen, but that's not in any way constructive so I won't say that
99% of those who feel they've been treated unfairly have either A. not read the header or B. decided that their way of playing the game is far better than hours and consequently decided to educate the rest of us.
As for option A. If you don't make the minute effort of looking at the header and making yourself aware of the basic rules of the forum you decide to post in then you're asking for it. That's not just true about an internet forum, it works the same way in any social situation you find yourself in.
As far as option B goes. We don't tell everybody else how to play the game so please return the favor by not trying to force us to play the game the way you think we should. It has been said that LLaMas believe themselves to be morally superior. That's a load of ..., well, you know. We like to play the game a specific way. If you don't like it leave us alone and we'll part on friendly terms. In fact it could be argued that those who decide they should change the way we play think themselves morally superior.
As for some members jumping the gun. It happens, that can't be denied. The reasons are years of hearing the same arguments for changing the LLM guidelines, breaking forum rules etc. That's no excuse, and LLM regulars should try to control their temper, at least to a certain degree. Someone said that each subforum has it's own personality, well put. LLM regulars have been forged through baptism of fire. Those who have come through at the other end are not just guys who happen to post on the same forum, they are friends. It's not a closed club, it's open to anyone willing to stick it out. The LLM forum is not for people with sensitive skin and frankly it shouldn't be. The beauty of all these different fora is that there's aplace for everyone to feel at home. I believe that's the great strength of SI's fora. They have manage to build not just one, but many loyal communities who enjoy their game in many different ways.
As for iajafer. Taking cheap shots at him is unfair. Yes he's a mod, but he's also a member of the community. If anything he is sometimes too lenient, not just towards the regulars, but also very much against newcomers to LLM. If he was any more strict than he is he'd be handing out cards left and right and nobody wants that.
When it comes down to it he's just a big teddy bear. Whenever you see a post in the LLM forum that you think is too harsh try to find the humorous angle, it will be there in almost all instances.