Overall I think it's gonna be just great. But on my Dell laptop, that add for the lawyers up on the top right of the page? It's showing up on each leftmost column of the topic list. Just imagine a loooong table with the left column filled with ads for whoever and Love (Norris, isn't it?) Not pretty.
I also note that if you have composed a reply or a new topic and you link to the previous page or leave the new post page for any reason, when you get back all your typing is gone and you have to start over. Will that never change? It IS a huge pain in the patootee.
Great work Simon. Can't wait to play with all the bells and whistles.
NOW some other observations. Some of your guidelines are highly, highly subjective, especially 1. - 4. inclusive; and number 10 is kind of shaky as well. I don't know a judge who would touch a case based on any of those. These guidelines must be based on English common law. Right? Our First Amendment would keep you clear of most of what you seem to be worried about in your policy statement.
Are you going to have the time to sit in judgement when all the complaints from all the whiners start pouring in? You know the type. The type who initiate a class-action suit against McDonald's because their coffee was too hot, or their bagels too tough. And then there's the "It all started when he hit me back !!" crowd. I feel you're asking for it, Si ol' buddy. You gonna just go ahead and quit your day job?
AND, um, I think you must have the biggest pair in the universe, putting up a website that deals with religion, especially cultic religion, and expect it to be "friendly and welcoming, legal and relevant." ?? WHATTAMAN!!
Just thought I'd put in my usual $0.02.