Still not sure why the use of an example should provoke such reactions as for a thread to get out of hand.
If the OP had put exactly the same content but with a big note saying ' I do not really think stealing bikes is good but wanted to use something close to many of you as an example of what DS piracy does to me' then there wouldn't have been a problem.
The problem seems to be simply that many, including the mods, thought there was a note of seriousness in the post. FFS have we degenerated so far that subtlety of language cannot be used because no-one will understand? Do we have to communicate merely in facts?
Anyhow, as I can't ride at present I better take my family to the pictures.
Have fun chatting but don't use comparisons, analogies, examples without exemption clauses, similes or metaphors- keep it factual and accirate folks.