There's no interpretation. It's just what it says. You even bolded the part that matters. "Special rules apply to this forum." I don't know how exactly rules are being interpreted the way we want them. It literally says the rules apply to the forum. I'm not sure why threads in that particular forum would be excluded from the rules of that same forum, but you keep interpreting the rules as you wish. Nobody is suggesting that former recruits' threads are protected by this rule. Just threads in the recruiting forum. Not sure what's so hard to grasp here. Mo and Herbie's threads aren't in the recruiting forum anymore, by the way.