Mudflaps is a close personal friend. He got the joke... I think.
The off-topic thread mentioned above had already started veering off-topic, and I was guilty of keeping it off-topic.
My complaint about your action was that it was not limited to a few posts in a single thread. It was that when I tried to read Pinside, half the threads with "new" posts were petitions for a vote in this thread. I have no problem with this thread, nor what you post here.
I couldn't use a PM to get my point across since I was attempting to let others in this thread know that using the entire forum to manipulate this poll was annoying. If this technique were used for multiple polls by multiple people at the same time, it would make any on-topic conversation on the forum nearly impossible due to all the petitions.
I'll admit I overreacted. I was trying to take a quick break from work to relax, but found myself getting frustrated by every thread I clicked on.