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Discussion in 'Site Help and Feedback' started by kormath, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've just messaged the 3 mods so we'll see if there is any response from them
  2. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It's like the Roanoke colony for mods around here..no trace was ever found..(X files music) Was there a....Mass Exodus...of mods?
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  3. Kymura

    Kymura Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Dammit, I was hoping we'd have some information at least :(
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Maybe we should offer something other than dubia and entice them back?
    (OH! everyone of my bigger T's will now eat dubia, zombie still curses me if I put one in her enclosure, my little B vagan jumped a prekilled and dragged it into her burrow, things as large as she is, but I'm out of crickets, cats snacked while I was in the hospital)
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  5. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I hate to say I told you so...but yep, I told you so :)
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  6. Kymura

    Kymura Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I listened and kept trying lol!! I get at least half as much credit at the T's ;P
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  7. Stevoblue

    Stevoblue New Member

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    If you would like to volunteer please send an email to josh@exoticpetnetwork.com
    and tell him you will volunteer for moderator duties.
    I would volunteer myself but I am new to the forum and I believe a more senior member would be a better choice.
  8. Tomoran

    Tomoran Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    I believe folks are trying to get in touch with him and are not having any luck.

    It would be a true shame if this board went down. It offers a wonderful, friendly, more laid-back alternative to other places, and I really enjoy interacting with you find folks here. I've noticed the spam and was wondering where the mods were myself. I was really hoping there would be some good news on this thread about the situation. UGH

    Edit: and apparently he did answer someone. Sweet!
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
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  9. Stevoblue

    Stevoblue New Member

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    I emailed him last night and he replied to me within a couple of hours. He asked me if I knew any volunteers. I mentioned one other person who hinted they would from this thread. As I am new here I don't feel qualified to name drop. I figured it would be more effective if intrested volunteers emailed him directly.
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  10. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've just emailed Josh at the address Stevoblue gave.

    This is what I said:-
    Hi Josh,
    There is some concern on the forum that there don’t appear to be any moderators operating any more and consequently there are a lot of spam threads cropping up. There is also concern that the forum may fold unless bills are paid and I think there are quite a few members that would be happy to contribute if that became necessary.
    It is such a helpful friendly forum with new members joining almost every day that we feel it is well worth saving.
    I’d happily volunteer as a moderator but I feel, being in the UK, I don’t have enough knowledge of US laws regarding the keeping etc of tarantulas.
    Please let me know if there is anything that we can do to help.
    Regards,
    Enn49
  11. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just heard back from Josh and the bills are being paid so that's ok. He's going to ask for new mods.
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    Tomoran Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Awesome news...thanks for the update, Enn!
  13. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Look under Site Announcements - Josh has begun a thread for nominations.
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Wonderful hun! thanks so much :)
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    To mention them or link to them would simply draw more attention to them. I said my peace in them and suggested the discussions end, and that a mod delete the threads. Alas, with no moderation, they still linger for all to see.
    If for no other reason than to protect our hobby, moderation is needed. There are plenty of new comers every day, they do not always know the ins and outs, as was clearly demonstrated already. With no moderation, when things get out of hand they will stay that way.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'll be honest with you, I think you're making a mountain out of a mole hill. There's no problem here except spam build up..This forum has been doing fine for some time without threads or posts being deleted. I'm not a fan of censorship and I'm a big believer in free speech. You and I disagree on this on a very basic level, there's not much point in continuing the discussion I suppose.
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    Fascinating, all of the above. Could there be a more telling introduction to what this site is all about?
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    Scoolman Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Says a lot, doesn't it.
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