We are all very passionate about our birds and others birds. Sometimes that passion rolls into a post or a thread, and then all hell breaks loose.
Everybody needs to remember that what your intentions are when you write a post, it will only be words, personality or your real intentions cannot be known. Plus you don't know the situation or state of mind of other posters.
We don't like to do it, but to keep this forum running smoothly without arguments, we will lock threads or delete posts and issues infractions. We all need to remain respectful of each other, because we all have one thing in common...our birds. We don't want to chase people away. We want people to come here, and ask questions, and learn about how to care for their birds.
Please think, re-read your posts, and be respectful. It's easy when you are anonymous to feel you can say whatever you want, but you have to remember you are still talking to other people. Treat each other as you would want to be treated. You don't have to agree with everything, and please advice is welcome here, but....choose your words carefully. People will listen better if they aren't getting called names, being judged, or having a gang of people attack them.
We all know about birds, on different levels, some have lots of experience, some a little, but everyone deserves respect. Please focus on the education of members that are here to learn and willing to ask questions.
New members, please be prepared to get to the point information and advise when you ask for it. Sometimes the advise or information is hard to hear so try not take it as a personally.
Thanks for understanding and keeping BirdBoard a great place to come to learn and read about birds.
Edited by hollyhawkz, 03 April 2010 - 06:38 PM.
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