I think we have different views on what is blunt. Chris is answering a question, which seems a fair one as it feels quite a black/white sort of action. He has said its not easy, but possible and provided a solution. The next poster also demonstrates a potential reason why that may have happened that way. I havent used it personally, so cant really comment further. IMO If you are forcing a user (new or current) to make a decision that determines their continued use of your forum, you are should be damn sure about doing so.