Forum rules - closed threads

IIRC this, the "open forum", is a forum which is open to all who want to post in it - as its name states. But I hate not being able to respond to indicate that a test message that is intended to be seen by all (else it would say otherwise in the message body) has actually showed up here. Whoever is posting these test messages please indicate if responding is unacceptable so we don't waste our time!