VCA Forum Staff
It would also be nice to have a single voice / point of contact / frequent updates from the board. In all of these posts, it is hard to determine exactly what steps the board has taken, and exactly where things stand. It would be very easy to put a "sticky" post with updates posted by the board only.
We have forwarded this suggestion on. We like it.
Posts/threads should NEVER be removed EXECPT for insults or personal attack and if so, It should be done not by management but by an elected review board, totally independent from the national office/ ***
A few thoughts:
1 - I am sure everyone here can see, the forums are much more "open" than they have been for MANY years. They are more open now than they were back in 2006 and prior! As has been mentioned before, we are all for less moderation and as such, there has been almost NO posts removed since the last "moderator" created havoc on these forums and removed threads, posts, and put many people into moderation. As for the few posts that have been removed, they were personal attacks. As you say, those can't stay, so they were removed.
2 - There are two moderators here now and they are NOT the national board or anyone who sat in National office in the past (And so you know, none of the past people have access to this account anymore). We are users of the forums and we have our own personal accounts just like you. We do not have info on what the national board does. We do not sit in on their meetings. We do not have more info than you guys. And we do not have input on what National does. We are strictly moderators. That’s it. This was done to keep the two entities separate and therefore independent of National’s thoughts. Although Dan can use this account if he so chooses, he has made it pretty clear he does not want to be a site moderator and he must focus his priorities on getting the club up and running again. Of the two posts Dan did under this account, he signed his name at the bottom and was answering questions.
3 – As the question will inevitably come after the above point, no we will not reveal our identities at this time. Put yourself in our shoes, would you want the personal threats aimed at you? Yes, we still get some very nasty *** sent to us and all we are trying to do is help get these forums back to a time when there was so much less anger and frustration here.