Well then quite frankly, they're on the wrong board. This is a discussion board and by its very nature, one would expect to have to defend one's positions on matters. This isn't a site that is dedicated to one character, such as an actor's webpage that often had small forums. As for preferring not to have to defend things one likes? Well hell, I'd prefer not to see what I consider stupid stuff all over the place, from politics, to pair-ups I find to be wrong, to someone liking Klingons when everyone knows that Romulans really rule ( ), to seeing folks prefer shows other than my favorite. But this isn't the T'Bonz board. It's a DISCUSSION board. Half the fun of being here is having your perceptions/thoughts challenged. It makes you think about WHY you like so-and-so and such-and-such a show. Anyone can gush about something. It takes more thought to actually discuss and defend. Then they'll have to get over it. If one is so damned fragile that one can't take it when someone disses a preferred couple (a FICTIONAL couple, for heaven's sake!) then one is in the wrong place. And I'll be honest, if you're (generic, not specific you) that thin-skinned, you must have a helluva time in real life. No, it's about being sensitive. There is NO reason why a group must have their position protected from the evil assaults of others. By that logic, we would have a totally segregated, sterile, cheerleading board. It might be fun for those who can't venture outside of the safe confines of "same", but it's damned dull for everyone else. Unfortunately, some of you are the author of your own miseries. This had to be done. But don't worry. This is NOT a license to troll. Anyone who has that idea in their heads and are sitting here smiling at the thought, get it out of your head. The 'shipper discussions are just coming in-line with the rest of the board. That does NOT mean it's "open season".