Let me touch on a few things here....
The search engine is 100x better than the old one. You just need to know how to use it correctly. If anyone needs help, shoot me a PM and I can help you.
If anyone comes across a DIY thread in the DIY/FAQ with broken links, report the thread, or simply bring it to my attention (or Nater's or Vanaman's). If there is anything we can do about it, we will. But you need to take into consideration that some of these threads have images in them that were proprietary to someone's personal image account (i.e. Photobucket) If they go, then the threads are useless. I encourage anyone to make a new DIY thread. That will be added to the DIY.
And lastly, about the new forum tolerance. This is, or should be, nothing new. You agreed to the rules when you signed up. There is a link to the rules on every page you post on. There really is no excuse. Infractions come in two flavors: A warning, and points. For the most part, you will get a warning unless you insist on ignoring the rules. Then you will be given a point infraction. If you still feel that the rules here are irrelevant to you, you will get a ban of some form. Again, this is nothing new....it's written in plain English for all to read.
Over the past couple weeks, I've closed a lot of threads. Most of them deserved it. From now on, posts in threads will simply be deleted and a warning/infraction given instead. The guidelines of this thread will be enforced. There will be threads which might seem to deserve "flaming". Just don't respond. It takes less effort to ignore the thread and let it die off. And with the repeat threads asking the same questions.....again, just don't respond and move on. Either someone will provide an answer/link, or it will fade to page 2.
I appreciate the responses thus far in this thread. This might seem harsh right now, but trust me, it's for the better. Think 'big picture' here.