I am on now. First of all Congraulations to Scout1 and Pearl. Minniyar you are indeed a strong person and an asset to this forum.
I never realized just how much until I read what some of the members have said today.
Thanks to the members that congradulated me. My Internet friends, you know who you are. The great part is that you know who I am.
One post that really stands out for me was from Cschimizzi. I do not think in all of the time I have been on TP I have ever heard her speak up as she did today. Mizzi I feel honored and thank you. And, you are a big dog person at that.
Katz you failed to mention in your copy and paste from the thread in question that the poster did not return. Do you think I could have been right and you were the one that was rude to me? I could address all of the negative replies, but I won't. I was very surprised when I was contacted by Admin. to be a moderator.
Here is what I see. This site is a success and there has to be a reason for that. There are many sites about Pets on the Internet, some of which have been mentioned on more than one occassion on this forum.
I have yet to see one that has as many members and visitors, that is as good as this one.Could it be that Admin. knows exactly what he is doing? I think that may be it. I am not going to question what he does with "HIS" site. I think Aisha was right on the money when she said he sees, but can't be seen.
I have said this before and I am going to repeat it once more. No one has the right to go into someone's house and tell them how to run it. That is pretty close to what has happened here today. It has taken up the better part of his day as well. How rude!
Some of you flatter yourselves thinking I dislike you, and will jump at the chance to bann you. You will be shocked to know that has never crossed my mind.
If Admin, feels that he has made an error in choosing me as a moderator, because of the band width that has been wasted here today, he knows my e-mail address. I will step out gracefully. That's all!
***Edited By: pyrmom on 2/1/2007 4:34:45 PM*** Reason: uh, yeah..as if
I noticed that the OP never returned and I blame you and jawlaw for that, I feel that you were extremely rude to that person and if I was treated like that when I asked a simple question than I would not waste my time on a place like that. So no, sorry, you were still in the wrong. In that post at least.
Heh... FIRST off, I have NO affiliations here. NONE. And I have no interest in such.
But as someone who has served as moderator many times- and someone who feels absolutely no need to hold her tongue... I'll stand up and say what needs to be said.
The administrator of this site made a tough decision. I don't envy his position- or that of the moderators on this board. Quite frankly- a moderator IS Admin when he/she is away. Admin chose them for that purpose. If you don't like it- and aren't willing to support that decision? I think your next action is pretty simple- leave.
How petty can a person be? I'd tell you congratulations, Cricketmom- but I honestly think you deserve a THANKS more. You have to have tough skin to take this crap- and I hope Admin doesn't allow it to go on. I suggest certain members work at toughening their own skin... it would certainly help to avoid some of these ridiculous "hurt feelings" over nothing.
There is no way you can know what Admin took into consideration. Seeing how long it took to make his decison I think that a lot of thought went into it. Again, congratulations Cricketmom I think it's well deserved for you and pearl and scout.
I completely agree longdogs. And if I am not mistaken the people who are complaining have other forums that they go too, own, and some moderate. If you dislike the decision that admin made so much then why not go to your own site?
I also agree with longdogs. If people don't like the decisions that are being made, just leave. Don't subject everyone else to this incessant whining. I believe we have a good set of moderators, and I will support them.
I am just shaking my head. Talk about people trying to steal someones thunder. Thank god cricket has thick skin and does not lose sleep over this. If you have a disagreement huge such as this, i would think a private e mail to admin would be the best thing. Cricket can spot a troll from a mile away and to my knowledge she is always right. Lets stop the negative posts about people. I think that everyone has pretty much voiced their opinions and concerns and nothing you say will change admins mind.
This place was designed with one purpose in mind. It was a place for people to discuss their dogs. We all came across this site with the same purpose, to talk about the four legged family members in our lives. whether it is because of something funny or sad, to share a memory or a concern. But usually there is nothing here but debates. Why can't we just stick to the original plan and move on with disagreements like most adults can. Why stew and brew? There is no need for it, there is no purpose either.
Cricket, i said it before and i will say it again congrats!
I agree with you Aisha! As long as people continue to talk about their pets then who cares? Off-topic posts *should* get deleted, IMO, even though I have created a few myself. Some got deleted, some didn't...but I never questioned it or said "How come mine got deleted but not this one...".
Just because someone is a moderator does not mean they lose their right to an opinion. Personally, I do not think Cricket is rude. Like Cschimizzi stated, cricket speaks her mind and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If she does not agree with breeding mixes, she is entirely entitled to that opinion.
When I first came to this board and said Ace was from a pet store, I got a lot of slack for it. But I did not run with my tail between my legs. I took the heat and learned from everyone's comments, harsh they may have been, but I learned from them. If the OP in the post Katz keeps referring to never returns, that is the OPs fault, no one else's. People have the right to an opinion, no sugar coating necessary. As long as their stating their opinion, minus the name calling, etc. then I cannot see why anyone would have a problem with that.
in all the time i have been on this site i have seen and even contributed to some of the rudeness that flies around here from time ot itme. i don't think everytime someone disagrees with someone elses remarks or descisions that it is cause for being deleted. but today i have witnessed some really cruel remarks towards someone that certainly does not deserve it. whether you like cricketmom or you don't, what i have seen written here today is probably the lowest i have ever seen this forum go.
all i can say is respect ADMIN and his choice. he obviously sees something many of you do not.
THANK YOU cricket in advance for the fine job i am sure you will do.
hhhhmmmm.....it is very interesting to see some peoples posts.
Just for most of you, I can say at least for myself and I believe for others that disagree with the choices it has been because we were treated wrong. To all of you who are on clique defense, wait until you get stabbed in the back and we'll see. This post is not directed to anyone inparticular. Nor am I accusing anyone in particular of saying that they will stab you in the back. That has to prove itself.
And for whoever it was that mentioned that we have other forums, some that we moderate, and we should go there, I do go there probably as much as I do here. But until this becomes a pay site or I get banned, I will continue to come here as often as I like. Probably more so now, just to watch the entertainment and also to help the newbies who are treated so very rudely.