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Koda
Ms. Amicable
Koda

Female Join date : 2009-05-20
Location : Glenville, NY

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PostSubject: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 12:25 pm

Dear members,

The staff and I have noticed a change in forum behavior over the last several months. Whereas this place used to be somewhere that people could speak openly and discuss issues of all kinds maturely and respectfully, we feel that lately it has turned into a petty, immature drama-fest of butt-hurt feelings and snide comments. This is not the type of forum any of us have envisioned or grown to love.

Therefore, from now on, anyone incapable of responding to a thread in a mature and adult manner will be warned. As per forum rules, three warnings equals banishment from the forum. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Problems with this rule can be directed to an Administrator. To be honest, we're all a bit saddened that it has to come to this. However, the staff is tired of our time being wasted making sure that everyone plays nicely.

This does not mean that you cannot disagree with someone!! Respectful conversations about different points of view are what made this forum such a refreshing place to be. This is NOT taking that away. What this policy means is that in order to disagree, you should be stating your opinion maturely, without snarky comments, insults, or sarcasm. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions... but everyone is also entitled to them without being chastised or insulted. Lastly, please note that this does not mean that you should feel ashamed or frightened to ask "a dumb question." If anything, this should make people feel more comfortable doing so.

Thanks for your continued patronage of this forum. We hope that our new policy will continue to keep this forum a fun, friendly, and informative resource for husky and other northern breed owners.

Best,
~Tori & the Husky Thing Staff

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bounce Bump for more exposure

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Female Join date : 2012-05-14
Location : Raleigh, NC

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Read and noted Smile
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Female Join date : 2011-08-07
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Location : Virginia

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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 4:31 pm

Thank you, Tori!

I love this forum and have been a member for nearly 1-1/2 years. I have always enjoyed seeing folks of different ages, different locations (but mostly Colorado Wink ), different ethics, different walks of life, different financial means, etc. all come together for the love of their huskies!

A big thanks from me to all of the moderators!
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The Long-Winded Canadian
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Male Join date : 2011-08-11
Location : Montreal, QC

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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 5:46 pm

Quote :
What this policy means is that in order to disagree, you should be stating your opinion maturely, without snarky comments, insults, or sarcasm.


As long as I can still use snarky comments, insults, or sarcasm towards people who randomly join the forum pushing their "racing food" I'm all for it Smile


All joking aside I agree 100%.

~Chris~

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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 8:19 pm

Read and definitely noted. Thankfully! I haven't even wanted to get on here as much due to all of the drama that seems to have been popping up lately. I still frequent here, but seems like it's turned into a circus act.

Agree!
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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 8:34 pm

Thank goodness! The last blow up was completely unnessecary and verbally offending. Totally agree and duly noted. Very Happy
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ljelgin
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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 8:58 pm

Tori thank you for republishing the rules and inforcing them. There has been some drama here lately. I belong to other forums the monitors and such have to restate the rules from time to time to insure things to not get out of hand or pissy.
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kevo
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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 9:30 pm

I agree with this full. We all should be adults and we have different opinions and can disagree and will throughout our times here on the forum. But name calling and foul language doesn't do anything but annoy people. I am very glad to have found this forum, it was a big help for my girls and the famous Weldon the Parvo dog as his full title is.

Thanks again for help, and kudos for new policy
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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 10:24 pm

Agreed 100% bounce

This forum is a great place! I've belonged to other's in the past and they were not well managed and the monitors themselves started a great deal of drama. I left those forums, because of that very reason. This forum is respectful and well managed, so thank you Tori & the rest of the staff for being on top of things and doing such a great job!
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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 8:34 am

I agree 100%.
Been visiting Atlanta for a few days, so I've been off the board.
Could someone send me a PM to direct me to the offending discussion?
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jen72691
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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 4:03 pm

This is a great reminder to keep the forum mature, fun, and informative!
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Tundra
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Female Join date : 2012-07-21
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Yay!! \o/

Kindness and consideration go a long way. Very Happy
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read and understood.
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SiberianAnubis
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Location : Stuttgart, Germany

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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyMon Jul 30, 2012 8:14 am

It seems alot happened in the time I wasn´t on here..
I´m glad that you fight to keep this forum the way it should be..
This is the only friendly and open minded Husky forum I know, that´s why >I joined and I want it to stay that way of course.
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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyMon Jul 30, 2012 9:45 am

Understand Smile Looks like there may have been a problem before I became a member. Hopefully it stays a drama-free place Smile
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Totally read Smile
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I have read and agree. I am new to this form and I am enjoying it.
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I have to be mature? Awwwwhh...

Jk, its noted ^^/
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Read, and understood! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy   PLEASE READ: New Forum Policy EmptyFri Jan 04, 2013 1:52 pm

Bump. Because I think this forum needs a reminder as a whole.

To reiterate in short, the IAHT Staff and I do not care what your opinion is; we really and truly don't. However, if you choose to express that opinion on this forum, you will do so without being an asshole or a bully. If you cannot do that, then I am sorry to say there is no place for you here. This goes for everyone, regardless of age, length of membership, staff, member, or number of dogs.

And for what it's worth, it really doesn't matter if "that's how you are in person." If you would like to participate on this forum, you will do so according to our rules or not at all.

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My people skills are just fine.

It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.


I'll leave the assholes for you to weed out.
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That was pretty unnecessary, Len.

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