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Old 10-30-2009, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default A message to our members

Those of you who post regularly know that we are not big on drama here, and the unofficial motto of the moderating team might be "Never complain, never explain." We try to keep our activity in the background, so that members are free to "talk dog" without the interference of non-dog-related arguments over who might have been rude to whom, whether or not a thread is still on topic, etc.

Every so often however we have an incident where I feel it is fair to let the members in on something, and this concerns the topic of multiple accounts. Sometimes people register, post once or twice, and then don't come back for a year or two and by then have forgotten their password, changed ISP, forgotten what email address they used and so they create a second account. Like most forums, we only allow one account. As long as someone has a second account over an honest mistake, we'll gladly help them straighten it out.

Where we don't have a sense of humor is when someone is attempting to exploit, deceive, entrap, or stalk another member and creates a second account for this purpose. Posting under false pretenses is not something we tolerate and it's one of the few things a member (along with their aliases) can do to get an instant ban. The moderating team does a lot behind the scenes to make sure that posts and members are what they say they are, and we do this to protect the members who are posting in good faith. So if you are wondering about what happened to "so-and-so" or "why was that harmless thread closed?" please be aware that there may be more to it than meets the eye.
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A message to our directors/mods:

Thank you for your hard work behind the scenes. We are passionate members on this forum dedicated to the well being of our companions... it means sometimes that our emotions get the better of us and we need a reminder to be respectful, and that oftentimes there is not 'one right answer'... instead there are many different right ones.

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A message to our directors/mods:

Thank you for your hard work behind the scenes. We are passionate members on this forum dedicated to the well being of our companions... it means sometimes that our emotions get the better of us and we need a reminder to be respectful, and that oftentimes there is not 'one right answer'... instead there are many different right ones.

Thank you for keeping the peace.
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You guys do a great job. Thanks.

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Can I fifth it! As it is a diffcult job and no member can imagine what goes on behind the scenes 'Thank You'
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Thanks for the kind words! They are appreciated.

It almost makes it sound like I was fishing for compliments! Really the reason I posted it was because sometimes we see posts from new members that are suspicious and since we want to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, we check into the background. Often during the time it takes to check into it, good members have posted helpful replies to what turn out to be scam artists, people looking to gather email addresses, sell something, or play their silly mind games. After we've nailed the baddie and sent them packing, we usually we remove the thread. I'm sure it leaves members scratching their heads wondering why we deleted a perfectly innocent thread. I think in the most recent case it was so blatant that some members smelled a rat even before we had the proof we needed to give that member the boot.
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I totally agree with all that has been said, you guys do a great job and I'm sure it can't be easy... This is without doubt the best forum ever.... Thanks for all you do for us that we never really think about or appreciate
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Draco,
How dare you say that we have a BIG Mouth and we like to argue
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As for me,I'm,just,angelic!.
Joke aside,this forum is a great place and is always,here,when we need it,the most and this,for me,is the most important thing!.
Thanks,everyone,for making this place, a great community and even if I don't agree with everything,everyone says!.It doesn't mean,I don't appreciate it!.
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Ditto to everything that has been said. This is a great forum and you mods do an excellent job. Pats on the back to you all.
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