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Old 01-13-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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This explanation takes place every couple years

...like clockwork! Please realize that Discuss Cooking is a privately owned website. There is no "freedom of speech" and the few rules we do have we try our best to enforce. Please, for the sake of clarification, re-read the links below to things that may have either been forgotten or not ever read at all.

Please re-read our Community Policies that clearly states our stance on the use of profanity, the behavior towards other members/administration/moderators and how to properly deal with issues you have with another member/administration/moderator, political views, religious views, etc. This also deals with copyright issues, signature issues, etc.

We get criticized for being heavy-handed. We get criticized for NOT being heavy-handed enough. There is no easy way moderate a forum with this many people. We sometimes look at a conversation and hope it will correct itself. When we see it's not going to correct itself we do, and will always will, step it to stop it. Sometimes not every conversation gets seen though. If anyone has an issue with a post please use the "Report Post" feature. That's what it is for. Please do not retaliate in the open forums. We will suggest, just like the community policies state, to take these things to private messages or better yet, notify an administrator or moderator or just use the "Report Post" feature, which will be faster way to get it resolved.

This is a cooking site first and foremost. Everyone needs to take a deep breath. Surely the few rules we have aren't hard to follow. All we ask is you be polite, if you have an issue take it to PM, and most of all just respect those around you.

I don't know if it's the holidays where there is a lot of tension in everyone's life or what? I think it is human nature to be more "vocal" sitting behind a computer screen.

I know someone will take the stance of "you do not have to treat us like children" so I'll get this over with now. This is not the intention of this post. This post is just to try to make everyone aware how out of control things are and to please, step back and take a breath.

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Old 01-13-2007, 06:41 PM   #2
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Thanks for reposting this important explanation Kitchenelf. And thanks to GB for writing the "community policies" which I again re-read just to make sure I was sticking by all the rules, which I have. You guys do a great job here! Always on the ball and many mods or admins around to keep an eye on things which makes this site the best one IMO. I really do mean what I say. I've been to many sites, and have never seen one as good as this as far as keeping things in check. Thanks again for all that you volunteers do. It's a tough job, and a thankless one at times.

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Old 01-13-2007, 06:46 PM   #3
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My sentiments, exactly, Amber. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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Thanks kitchenelf and all admins and moderators who make this site wonderful!
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:55 PM   #5
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Thanks Elf..just don't put my wood shed off limits....:-)
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:04 PM   #6
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Thanks Elf..just don't put my wood shed off limits....:-)
Dont mess with Dove! Be very afraid of her wood shed
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:09 PM   #7
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Jeeze...that really stinks that something happened that this had to be posted. This is a wonderful site and I have mentioned it to quite a few of my new co-workers. I, as I am sure that almost everyone here does as well, really appreciate all of the work that the site mods and admins. do to make this site so great...speaking from the bottom of my heart. I don't quite understand why you would have any reason to use profanity or get into an argument on this site...with all the wonderful members?!?! A great, big pat on the back to everyone who makes this site awesome . Sorry a few bad apples had to make this thread start.
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That's good! Glad you feel comfortable here!
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[QUOTE=amber] Dont mess with Dove! Be very afraid of her wood shed [/QUOTE

lets not scare the newbees...They don't have a clue about the wood shed.Wish I had a picture to post but if I did I forgot how to post a pictuer..
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