Imperf3kt wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:47 pm
I don't think anybody, not a single person, understood what I was asking.
I think they did.
"Is it possible to point out the particular law or reason they were locked off for in the first place? "
The reason PM's have been turned off is because the legal advice the forum administrators received is that they should be turned off to ensure compatibility with GDPR and COPPA legislation and regulation, and, unless we're being lied to, that advice was sought, taken, accepted and followed.
You appear to want to know how and why the legal advisers came to their advice given, what the basis for their advice was, exactly how that fits with and sits against what relevant and related legislation and regulations say.
The forum administrators are under any obligation to provide that and they may not be able to provide that even if they wanted to, other than in generalised terms.
Your case seems to be arguing that the rationale for turning off PM's was wrong or faulty and you appear to be suggesting the legal advisers must prove their case. But they don't have to; not to you, I or anyone else.
You and everyone else are entitled to say the forum administrators made the wrong decision, present arguments why they should not have turned PM's off, argue that the legal advice they have received is wrong or faulty, but you cannot force anyone to justify their decision more than they are willing to justify it.
Unless it were so wrong or unjustified that there were grounds for pursuing that through the courts. And that does not seem to be the case here.