Oh, the irony of this thread, however. We have some of the same posters who were complaining about the Madden related post being off-topic and inappropriate for this forum posting here.
Actually, I thought someone would bring that up, and both you and Rhino have.
As with the Madden and Backbreaker posts, I will likely leave this one open a bit to see where it goes, how much it is releated to Maximum Football, and how deep it goes into other companies' products. FBPro has not been in development for over a decade, so it isn't really on the same page as Madden, but I don't think we would want a bunch of threads dealing with the use of Gelat or Sundby tools here either. There are other boards for that.
I have been consistant with this, and I have locked very few threads. Considering this is the developer and publisher's official board for Maximum Football, that has been pretty lenient.
As far as Madden goes, I often direct people with questions over to the Football Freaks board, which is an independent multi-platform board. As you know, the group there is much better at answering Madden questions dealing with modding utilities than on this board. I have no idea why anyone would get upset because I have board policy to follow and I direct them to a better place to have their questions answered. I would also believe that Football Freaks would want the additional conversation over there.
So the answer is basically that topics about other games have been allowed, but when topics are specifically about how to use that game or mod that game, they go beyond general discussion and become defacto advertisements for a competitor's product, which is against the rules of this board.