I would wish any new venture or enterprise good luck, especially one with the mind set as described. I can imagine the energy and commitment expended in planning and set up, not to mention on-going work. In my case however I would like entry to a site before registration - unfortunately not possible on this new venture. Or at least not in my case. I tried but could not get past the Ã¢â‚¬â„¢registrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ page. To me, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s far too controlling. Smacks of a rather obvious black ball. Unless IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got it wrong of course, eminently possible! Best of luck though, I hope all goes well.[/quote
Mick wrote:You have it wrong. IMHO.
Jumper wrote:On another topic.
Before I joined Ã¢â‚¬ËœcommunityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ I visited the site many times seeking an alternative /addition to my then existing habits. It appeared moderate (small m), measured and gentlemanly. Contributors refrained from Ã¢â‚¬â„¢slagging offÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ others and there seemed a definite intent not to allow contamination from other sites to gain ground here, although there were many Ã¢â‚¬â„¢private jokesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ going way over my head which I assumed would become clear eventually. Sadly not so!
Mick wrote:There has been no change in this respect, I don't do allowing or disallowing, people are left to make up their own minds whether a subject needs airing and so far as I can see, this has been on this topic, measured, and low key, had it not been both of those things I would have asked that folk refrain. Perhaps you are here because of that mind set and your views as set out here are listened to, respected and responded to, without prejudice.
Jumper wrote: In this thread alone there have been repeated disparaging comments about another club, both general and personal, and it seems to be largely condoned. There are many members on here who also are members elsewhere and never see the need to refer to former clubs in a negative way, but the incidence of accusatory, challenging or mocking references in that direction is beginning to increase. Amazing how it spreads, isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t there a vaccination one can take? If one must vent oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spleen at earlier and elsewhere perceived slights, kindly write yourself a letter and avoid disembowelment here!
The personal comments, as you may have noticed, I asked that folk refrain from this as it's really not in keeping with the general adult nature of the forum. A polite request which curtailed further comment. This is not my understanding of condoning.
There have been a few instances of folk sounding off on this subject over the 2.25 years we have been operating, again curtailed by simply requesting they refrain. However, I am not in the business of telling folk what they can and cannot say, under threat of being banned or their account retired or even deleted. The freedom to relieve themselves of some pent up anguish, caused by external forces, can be a healing experience. I would venture, in most cases just knowing that freedom exists is enough. I hope in some small way this forum has helped those that have found themselves without a way of expressing their anguish to those they feel affronted by.
Additionally, as it has been so eloquently brought to my attention. I respectfully ask once again that any members that have an axe to grind with others, personal or an organisation not associated with this forum to think carefully whether it is something of value to this forum and it's members..