Posted by Rich on October 02, 1998 at 05:34:06:
In Reply to: Re: Posting: The ADVANCED COURSE ... Vol. II posted by Rich on July 28, 1998 at 12:10:19:
: : As simply as I can make this ...
: : All who post, please read the two paragraphs at the top of the Mohican WWWboard. If you can't read or understand the principles there, please find another forum. If you can justify your posts within that framework, carry on!
: Perhaps we need a bit MORE direction ...
: A very sad state that this Board has come to this ... having to deal with ghosts of the past, averting a hacker's insanity, and mercury in retrograde (whatever the hell that means) ... all in the same week!
: We can no longer be so tolerant. The results speak for themselves. From now on, posts not related to LOTM will be deleted immediately. Period.
: Those who are GENUINELY interested in the subject will find this easy to understand, the others will quickly expose themselves and their posts will be removed. The better we know you, the more lenient we can afford to be.
: What do we mean by "related to LOTM"? Obviously the novel & the man who wrote it (along with his other works) are fair game. As are all film versions of the tale, particularly the 1992 version. Anything found on this Web Site is okay to discuss. All the actors & crew & their other work is allowed. The history of the period, the social ramifications OF THE EVENTS OF THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR ... fine. Any logical tangents from these topics will be evaluated. (Uh oh, am I giving too much lee-way?) We often use the Board as a way to disseminate information (i.e. The Gathering & the Director's Cut). This will continue and so, obviously, these matters are welcome topics. USE YOUR HEADS! We are not worried about MOST of you. For many months you have proven that you can police yourselves. Go ahead and post as always, humor included. We are, however, growing very weary of the nonsense going on. It makes the Board a chore, rather than fun. It's time to put an end to it.
: This is NOT a gathering place for cultists! It is not a site about astrology or do-it-yourself instant religion. We are not about agendas or a place to grind axes. Got a problem? See Dr. Mary! Insults & rudeness are NOT welcome. Use your E-Mail program. Want to chat about the solar system? We have a Chat Room. Use it!
: Do I make myself clear? Expect A LOT of messages to be disappearing. Sorry to all of you who faithfully use the Board - longtimers & newcomers alike - for having to endure this!
Skimming over this post, which still stands, I realize that a long overdue apology is in order.
At the time this original post was made, the Board was under assault from several directions, my patience was wearing VERY thin! Along came our beloved, official, TowneCryer, Vita. I think I may have unduly over-reacted to this cheery, creative and loving personality. Vita, you happened to stumble upon us at a VERY bad time, and I apolgize for taking out part of my frustration on you. Then again, maybe it was absolutely the RIGHT time, for your brand of wit & humor has been a definite plus for this Board and our Group.
I'm sorry if in any way I hurt your feelings and am thankful you had the tenacity to stick it out and remain a part of things!
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