Forum Rules Committee?

Would you like to see a Forum Rules Committee?

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squeakypigs

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Following recent threads on the forum, I thought it would be a good time to ask whether you think the forum should have a Forum Rules Committee?

This would involve disscussing ways in making the forum a better place and reviewing the Forum Rules and Guidelines, making amendments where needed.

Would love to hear your views too!
 
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minky

I ont min ruls tc BUt plas ont o thos naff impactions you gt on [colorr]<nam of forum> thy ar so riiculous its unral
 
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We won't be heading that way at all. :)

I just wasn't sure whether people were happy with the rules on here and wanted to form a committee!
 
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cavykind

[quotminky ]
I ont min ruls tc BUt plas ont o thos naff impactions you gt on [colorr]<nam of forum> thy ar so riiculous its unral

I'm probably gonna gt it in th nck for that !
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I think it is probably bttr that you on't mntion th nams of particular sits in this way, as it is not vry nic an not ncssary. If you on't lik a sit, on't post thr or visit it :)

Prsonally I think [colorr]<nam of forum> is on of th bst guina pig sits on th intrnt an I gnrally applau thir sntimnts.

Barbara
 
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cavykind

I've voted don't mind as if you think it wil help you to run the board then why not.
Whether it will though I have no idea :)

Barbara
 
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minky

Many apologies came back to alter what i had said and take out the site name only to find had already been done

That particular is good dont get me wrong i was just airing my point of view

certainly not my intention to offend
 
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Jillybean

I've voted don't mind - sitting on the fence I know but I really don't mind! I know some threads have got a bit heated but it is good to hear other viewpoints. As long as it doesn't get too personal.
 

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I'm all for forums having rules and having threads halted if they get abusive etc. However I do feel that people should have the freedom to express their views, eg on breeding or showing, as otherwise how can people get an informed opinion? For example the thread earlier about what was wrong with breeding - I didn't see why it should be stopped. Fair enough, the rules are anti-breeding and if someone came on and started talking about active breeding, what pigs were being put with others and how much to charge etc etc that would be out of order, HOWEVER just a general discussion I don't see a problem with, most people on here are anti breeding and petshops and surely they'd soon express their opinion without having it decided for us?

I have therefore voted to form a committee as I feel a wider opinion might well be a good idea :)
 

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The topic about breeding and showing is such a hot topic that it causes a lot of arguments and problems for forums. Nobody on here is going to be slated for their opinions however we ask that your thoughts about breeding and showing are kept to elsewhere. We have not once banned members for breeding or showing.

The thread earlier was closed because some members had started to feel the heat of the topic rising and I didn't want it escalating into anybody being hurt or upset. This forum is a friendly place and a lot of piggies are finding their forever homes through the animal rescue board. The last thing this forum needs is us to start allowing small amounts of breeding talk be allowed on the forum as people will not know when to draw the line.
 

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I also voted yes as i believe freedom of speech should be allowed and not slammed down by a few I am not one for arguments and generally keep the heat out of arguments but also find by ignoring certain topics when they are mentioned in an innocent way as was the topic today, some do push thier views much too hard and in a manner not very pleasant, we all know the rules, but lifes never so black and white , I believe in general there are NO serious breeders on this forum any of us who do so, do it for their own benefit and should never be bullied or picked on becasue of it, Kayjay I agree with you on the whole but find the idea of anti breeders anti pet shops expressing their opinions not a very pleasant experience and can understand Ellies reluctance to let talk about it, but if an innocent question arises I think it should be talked through to enable that person to understand, not bullied or belittled
 

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squeakypigs said:
The topic about breeding and showing is such a hot topic that it causes a lot of arguments and problems for forums. Nobody on here is going to be slated for their opinions however we ask that your thoughts about breeding and showing are kept to elsewhere. We have not once banned members for breeding or showing.

The thread earlier was closed because some members had started to feel the heat of the topic rising and I didn't want it escalating into anybody being hurt or upset. This forum is a friendly place and a lot of piggies are finding their forever homes through the animal rescue board. The last thing this forum needs is us to start allowing small amounts of breeding talk be allowed on the forum as people will not know when to draw the line.
Knowing where to draw the line must be a tricky one and perhaps a good one for a committee to decide? On RU, which is obviously pro-rescue and anti breeding and petshops, discussions do come up and they are allowed, unless of course it starts getting abusive towards individuals or organisations. A hard one to call I think although I personally like to hear other peoples views (even if I KNOW they're wrong ;D) Also occasionally someone joins RU to 'make trouble' it would seem which obviously needs stopping before they cause arguments and upset. I totally agree with the forum being focused on finding pigs forever homes :)
 
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karenrgpr

:) I replied to that post. Sorry if I offended anyone, will keep my opinions to myself :(
 

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oh Karen you did not offend anyone at all, thats what this forum committee is all about, we want to hear your opinions, that is what a forum is about, passing on knowledge and informaton asking questions and getting answers you did nothing wrong sweetheart, ;)
 

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What you all need to remember is, is that if we start allowing breeding talk on the forum, the forum will have to be closely moderated at all times.  From what I can see from posts like these in the past, at least one person gets hurt by them and its not worth it in the long run.  I am not available 24/7 to watch everybodys post on the forum as you may already be aware I have work 20 hours a week plus college.  The global moderators on this forum are both not available during school hours so they are unable to moderate these posts either if posted in the day.  There are many many forums on the internet where you can talk about breeding so why does it need to be brought onto here? - We have only had a couple of problems on the forum since it has opened and I really do believe that people will not know when to draw the line and the forum will end up as a war zone.

Just to make you all aware that if anybody wants to slam anybody for having pet shop piggies then do it to me.  The majority of mine are from pet shops however recentely I have been going to rescues as I would like to offer them a better life.  I am not happy with some of the way people are forcing their views onto people with how they feel about "pet shop piggies" and would like to see it handled in a much better way in the future. 

I let that thread about breeding be kept on the forum but received complaints about people not being happy by comments within the thread. I then closed it to stop anybody else getting caught up in it and hurt. I have never minded general comments about this subject being posted but when I start to see people upset by the thread, then I will not hesitate in intervening and hope you can all respect that.
 

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Well i've voted yes as i'd like it to be fair for everyone. I know i'm new but i've appreciated the way you all try to help each other and if we follow the rules it'll be fair. Phew did that make sense?

Sorry just been to an AGM for basketball and they waffled along about nothing so much i think it must've rubbed off ;D
 

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I've voted yes.

Think its a good idea, having different people with different views, forming a committee.

Trace xx
 
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