I make a lot of analogies with food and RPG’s. This one has been sitting there in the back of my mind for a while. So, I might as well rant.
Some like pineapple on their pizza. Some don’t. Some think it’s a total abomination. If you go to your favorite pizza place and they tell that all of their pizzas have pineapple and if you don’t like it then you can pick it off when you get home. Or they tell that they won’t put pineapple on any pizzas. What would think about that place? If you’re ordering or even sitting down to eat your pizza, and a stranger walks up to you and yells at you, calling you names, and generally being a jerk just because there’s pineapple or no pineapple on your pizza. If you’re allergic to pineapple. Should you demand that no one else have pineapple on their pizza. If you like pineapple, should you demand that everyone have pineapple on their pizza.
And this is what turns so many RPG groups/forums/communities into cesspools. It boils down to people and even publishers screaming about what someone else has on their pizza.
I know what some folks might say. But about people who say or do bad things. That’s why I said putting pineapple on a pizza and not rat poison. Now, if you can’t distinguish between what’s pineapple and what’s rat poison then there’s very little that I can do for you with a simple blog post.