First off I have nothing to do with NFF. How they moderate their server or otherwise is entirely up to NFF admin.
When I was admin there however, I was without doubt the strictest enforcer of what I consider decency and fair play. But I wouldn't have punted anyone for contributing 'GFY' once. Continued attitude like that was addressed though.
All this 'full real' and 'arcade' terminology rubbish was argued only a week or two ago, Pikey and me being the main ones involved in that if I remember. So I was disappointed he chose to poke with that particular stick in such a blatant and derisory way. Not been in the game long, but the 'full real' superiority thing seems to have gone to his head.
Not sure why you feel the need to stick up for Mr. Pike anyway, he seems to be able to do that perfectly well on his own.
I never used the term "full real*" to describe anything. I also stated that the game allowed for multiple ways to play the game.
I never had a debate about realism vs. Arcade. I gave advice if someone wants to play "realism" then they are better off turning off icons and other factors as soon as possible. This statement that misinterpreted as something to do with icons has a bad thing. Moreover, the issue I used the term, "pathetic." As noted in that thread that referred only to a person wishing to play without icons but never does. In every other gaming genre in which historically based games are played, there is no animosity between those that prefer arcade style of play vs realism.
There is no excuse for showing a little courtesy and respect.
I do not know what the term "Full Real" means. It seems like a horrible misnomer. The term used in other genre is Historical realism. It also comes with an "asterisk." Historical realism is limited by the game engine and hard codes. I should know I have been tinkering with my Battle Realism mod since 2014. I still do not have it right.