Dear Admin/s -
I wish to object to the locking of my topic: http://www.classic-castle.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19111
The site may not have been in the most appropriate sub section of your forum. However, I do not believe the topic to be off topic for the purposes of your site. Your Terms Of Service permit topics and discussions relating to or of relevance to the Lego community and, also, Castle MOCs. My topic fitted both.
If one uses Lego-type pieces which have been manufactured by another company, and uses them for building or contributing to building a Castle MOC, I don't see how that is that off topic or against the rules of your forum?
I feel that the decision to lock my topic to be unresonable and the reaction to the topic as intolerant and elitist.
My topic is no more off topic than, for example, anything about the customisation of official Lego products using alterations and user-produced products. Your forum allows the latter. Is this not contradictory?
In addition, legal precedent shows that that the Lego Company does not have patent on Lego-type pieces. Thus, the Mega Bloks pieces referred to in my topic, for all intents and purposes, are Lego, in the generic sense, which I feel should be the crux of the matter.
I would appreciate your reconsideration on this matter, please. I am happy to have a dialogue with an official from this forum, whether in this topic, by PM or email.
Note: I have also PM'd the Mod concerned about the above.