standard of posting on the forum has deteriorated to what is now an
unacceptable standard with too many threads being ruined by a small
now on we are taking a zero tolerance to this sort of behaviour in an
attempt to bring the standard of the Forum back up to where it should
do accept banter in threads is a good thing but if it goes too far then
people get upset and are put in a position where they feel they have to
leave the site and we do not want this.
am sure most will see this as a good thing, however, there will be a
number of people, mainly the offenders, who will not agree with this,
all we can say is try to see the bigger picture, the forum isn’t just
about one or two individuals having a laugh at the expense of others,
we have many members who use Purestorm as a resource and we want
everyone to feel welcome to post messages in the forum without
receiving a barrage of offensive/childish comments.
Here’s to the future!
Seven days ago Matt - the Site Owner - posted the above notice.
The overwhelming majority of users not only went along with this but many also expressed full support.
Regretably a few paid scant attention and are no longer with us.
Some others used the above as an excuse to 'run to teacher' after baiting others who snapped back.
A handful - Moderators call them the master baiters - are being closely observed
as are a small number of suspected 'troll' accounts.
Matt is one of the mildest guys that the Moderators know but even he has his breaking point.
Those who seem mostly interested in turning the forums into a playground or battleground
should bear in mind that the sands of time may well be running out on their account.
Since Matt posted his wishes it has been noted that a handful of members have either created 'secret' second profiles or turned off old ones and created new ones in what appears to have been an attempt to 'have fun' or 'stir things' under a different name .
While some may think the Moderators look a bit green - we are not cabbages!
Posted 13 Jan 2010
Edited by WebModerator 30 Nov 2012
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