I've been around these parts for a while. I don't know much about whatever the drama of the month is, but I've seen enough to know it's never really that different.
We had a firm no swearing policy back in the day. It wasn't because we were offended by it, it's because there's an interesting side effect when you don't allow it: people that aren't mature enough to respect it got banned, people that were mature enough to respect it valued the atmosphere it created.
No one ever got paid to run this community. It's always been a labor of love. If you want to argue, attack or debate how we do things, it's really easy to go spin up a server.