Hi TYM. Hopefully your experience on these forums has been fun and informative at the same time. We go to great lengths to ensure this and are very happy to see the community thrive the way it does. The rules we have set forth were put in place to make that happen. Good trash-talk and competitive fire is always encouraged, provided it doesn't go over the line into abuse and insults. With that said, we need to bring up a talking point around NRS - specifically their staff and developers. In case you're new to the community and NetherRealm Studios' games... they have been listening to us FAR MORE in recent years. They are now literally part of our community. Some of them have even created accounts and posted as well. As with any other member of the site, we want them to feel welcome when coming to our forums and entering our discussions... we need to avoid the "toxic" atmosphere that is sometimes described on forums.
In short, we will no longer tolerate the mindless bashing of NRS developers on this site. This does not mean you cannot post your grievances, but when doing so it needs to be in a constructive manner. Post your concerns with open arms and not clenched fists when typing. After all, chances are you're not the only one who feels the way you do. We simply require this type of discussion to be civil and anti-hateful.
Thank you for making this community as great as it is. Now get back out there and bash some skulls!