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    Talking Something New! Introducing the Quarantine Room

    This will also be a forum hidden from view of the general public. HOWever...ANYone who wishes to view/participate may do so simply by sending any admin (JLC, rabernet, mlededee, Nate) a PM and letting them know. (Those of you who could already see Night Drop will be seeing the Quarantine now because the permissions are already set.)

    What is the purpose of such a forum? Well, I'm glad you asked!

    How often have people complained about threads being locked in the middle of a "good" discussion? Or threads being "deleted" for reasons not apparent to the average reader? How often do our members get a bit carried away with their passion for a particular point of argument? ....every once in a while...

    Some fret that such uncontrolled discussions and thread-hijackings create a hostile atmosphere for the new hobbyist that are drawn to our Site. And others fret about the lack of freedom of expression when such threads/discussions are shut down.

    It is our hope that the Quarantine Room will be a viable compromise for both sides of this issue. Instead of locking threads or deleting them...they will be moved into the QT Room where the discussion can continue unhindered. OR, if an otherwise useful thread spirals out of control with poor horse-beating arguments...the thread can be split...and the horse-beaters can carry on in the QT Room while the original thread remains available for public consumption.

    In such a case, the original thread may be locked temporarily for the maintenance needed to do the split...and then a new post will be added by the moderator with a link to the split thread in QR for anyone wishing to continue participating in that particular line of argument.

    And of course, the QT Room is open for new threads to be started there if the poster believes the subject to be particularly touchy.

    This forum will be only lightly moderated (Please read the sticky at the top of that forum for QT Rules of Engagement)...so reader beware. Members choosing to participate must be able to "stand on their own two feet" and expect little to no intervention from staff. However, it is NOT a "free-for-all." Please realize that all members of all ages may view your words and actions there...and the staff WILL be watching and will not allow any egregious infractions of the Site Rules/TOS.

    SO...there ya go! We're as quick as we can be with setting permissions...but please be patient if we're not online.
    Last edited by JLC; 06-09-2009 at 10:52 AM.
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    Re: Something New!

    PS ... For anyone newly getting permission and can't find it....it's a subforum under "Off Topic." (Should be right beside Creative Corner)
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    Re: Something New!

    LOL! Ignore your PM!
    Grey Scale is a good thing...

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    Re: Something New!

    Quote Originally Posted by Laooda
    LOL! Ignore your PM!
    LOL...too late! But you can ignore mine!
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    Re: Something New!

    Looks great Judy. Thanks for putting in the extra work. I am almost sure this new forum will be more of a success than the previous one....don't know why we couldn't think of this the first time around

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    Re: Something New!

    Quote Originally Posted by daniel1983
    Looks great Judy. Thanks for putting in the extra work. I am almost sure this new forum will be more of a success than the previous one....don't know why we couldn't think of this the first time around
    Thanks Daniel! I dunno why either...but all things in their time, I guess.
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    Re: Something New!

    Just givin' this a little bump for our evening members...
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    Re: Something New!

    Very intriguing...I do have one question though.

    In the first paragraph, it says that only members of the group will be able to see it at all, but in the last paragraph, it says all members will be able to see any post there.

    What am I missing? *headscratch*
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    Re: Something New!

    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast
    Very intriguing...I do have one question though.

    In the first paragraph, it says that only members of the group will be able to see it at all, but in the last paragraph, it says all members will be able to see any post there.

    What am I missing? *headscratch*
    Not all members will choose to ask Judy for access to the group, so only those that ask will be able to see the forum.

    HOWEVER, all members are able to join if they choose to.

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Something New!

    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast
    In the first paragraph, it says that only members of the group will be able to see it at all, but in the last paragraph, it says all members will be able to see any post there.

    What am I missing? *headscratch*
    Meaning that any member COULD be in there. It's not an 18+ age limit or anything like that. Anyone who asks to be let in will be.

    The only reason it's "hidden" at all is to keep the ugliness behind the curtain, so to speak. And because of that, permission must be granted in order to see it. Not everyone will want to...so folks should ask first.
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