All of the mods have been trying for a few months now to be gentler and kinder following the complaints about us being too harsh. Obviously we have done a good job at it because there have been very few complaints except from members who either break the rules, troll or simply insist on posting inflammatory content.
Unfortunately a side effect of this have been the degeneration of the forum. The poor posting and use of chat speak has reached ridiculous levels. We tried to be nice and issue gentle pleas and reminders to post properly but we are getting ignored.
The content of the posts has reached a nauseating level of fuzzy-wuzzy-vomitinatiousness. Bad advice is running rampant.
The gallery fills up everyday with pictures of pets, petstore cages and useless photos. I empty it out and half of the people that have their pictures deleted repost them.
We have actually been receiving complaints from long standing members about the state of the forum.
I cannot speak for all of the mods or admin but as for myself I HAVE HAD IT!
Let me make this clear to all members new and old. This forum is for mature people of any age. We allow children on this forum but you are expected to write, post, debate and interact at a mature level. We will not tolerate tantrums, poor posting habits, breaking of rules or bad advice.
I will be handing out infractions like candy and maybe that will get the point across. I know how everyone hates them and I don't like giving them out either but they sure seem to get people's attention. If we get repeat offenders that do not head the warnings and points I just may start a thread to post your infractions publically. Maybe a bit of embarrassment and shame will help remind you of the rules and guidelines here.
I would also like members in chat to save any chats (using the handy save feature) if any rules are broken or bad advice is given out and forward the log onto a mod or admin. I will have no problem with banning people from chat that abuse it
I recommend that new members READ THE RULES and posting guidelines. If you are an older member it wouldn't hurt to refresh your memory.
Here are helpful links
Policies & Guidelines
Principles and Philosophies