Hey jumping into this a bit late I know but just wanted to say this rule is a little harsh... What about all us ninja-lings that have just started and don't have all the knowledge of you long timers? I've been corrected lots of times on things (including movie concepts like "A samurai never throws his sword as a matter of honor") and I'd like to think I'm not a fluffy bunny ninja..
Or do you need to meet at least x amount of criteria for it to count?
If I may give you a tip: if you don't know, then don't make statements that may need to be corrected. Do some more research before you post to make sure, perhaps state your post as a question, or if you are really not sure, don't post. That is much better than stating things and then having to be corrected. In public. By your sensei (or someone else)
If you post something, people should feel they can put some stock by your words.
I'm going to disagree. I once had a teacher that told me that Kihon Happo was Togakure Ryu. I'm guessing this goes back to the days of Early instructors calling everything Togakure ryu. Early on in my postings someone asked "what have you seen from Togakure Ryu" and I said "Well Kihon Happo is" and was Corrected.
Would I have been if I hadn't posted? Maybe... down the road someplace. But I think It's a good use of these forums to share that kind of information and to get corrected, AS LONG AS someone is willing to accept the truth when it's given to them. If you come on and go "well ninjItsu is just an acceptable misspelling" and everyone who is anyone corrects you and you go "lalalalalalalal" with your fingers in your ears, then yeah its a waste of time to make those kinds of posts and I agree with you.
It's better than the kumori webpage. At least with RUP they are not trying to pretend they are anything but a joke.