Yes, I am responsible in that I own the site and posts that remain are within the rules I have set forth. Not everyone agrees with the enforcement of the rules. If you don't like these basic rules, you can go somewhere else or even create your own site, like some have.
I am not sure what you want, a rule that says 'anything negative spoken against Morrissey' should be deleted? Or perhaps 'anyone wishing disease, death or anything mean-spirited towards Morrissey will be banned for life'? As I have mentioned before, these are things he has done to others in the past, so it would be a double standard.
Morrissey is free to ban me from the privilege of seeing him in concert, which he has. I am not out to cause any disturbances so as a fan and paid for the service just like any other, so separate from the person that does the site, I do not feel this is deserved. Why stop there? If he really feels that strongly, why not ban anyone that continues to visit the site or how about anyone that eats meat?
And about Morrissey's rules being 'quite clear' -- how did you come up with that? It looks to me you just made them up according to what you feel they should be.
david you seem like a nice person - how did it get to here?
Your site is amazing the depth of the content, the history, the archive, the speed of update, the community, it must be a real passion - but it has lost its way
I am glad you have excepted responsibility for content - it is the first step
now you must be responsible
Of course i am not asking for lots of silly rules about being "nice" all the time - its much simpler than that
I want you to be supportive
of Morrissey - like a fansite should be, sites can be very important to artist these days - especially one like Morrissey - you could have a positive impact - you could inspire
I don't need to tell you exactly what i mean by be supportive
you know what it means
Its about setting the tone
You set the tone now you just don't realise it and at the moment the tone is bad
The site no longer represents Morrissey fans - it seems to represents only those that hate him - you can't be happy with that?
I don't think you hate Morrissey david but your site has ended up hateful? - why has it attracted that element? - it isn't how Morrissey fans generally feel?
why not set the tone as a place with guts that is gentle and kind?
I made up the "rules" they are a guess based on the legal paper served and various comments and just common sense - you could add don't publish private information
As for getting yourself banned you said:
"I do not have a problem banning people who are intent on causing problems or harassing others"
If you take responsibility for the content of this site then your must realise you have caused problems and upset Morrissey' and Morrissey's family and friends - its clear you have. So you should accept your ban just as you would except those that you have banned
It isn't too late to say sorry - just be supportive