New member on my directory: "Hey. Review my Pern board. What do you look for in a Pern board?"
Another member: "I look for Pern boards that aren't super rapetastic because the setting is really rapey and I'd like to be able to RP without that."
New member: "But canon!"
Member: "But you changed other stuff in canon and you call the site semi-canon already."
New member: "I can't just do whatever I want. Also this wasn't what I wanted to talk about."
Sorry, child, but that really is the answer to your question. If it's not what you want to talk about, maybe stop having a board that people keep "misinterpreting" as being hella rapey like the hella rapey canon it comes from.