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 Post subject: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:50 pm 
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For whatever reason, the tone of the boards has changed a lot lately, and not for the better. We've gone from most of the snark being inside jokes and light ribbing to people being downright mean and rude. Some people have been driven off the boards because of this, and it's making the mods really unhappy. Personally, if people say that they don't want to post here because people are too mean, I feel like i'm not doing my job. I'm not going to point to specific instances to try and call people out, so if EVERYONE could keep the following things in mind and make an effort to be kinder, gentler PPKers that would be awesome.

1. If your name is not on this list, you are not a moderator. One thing i'm seeing more and more of is people telling other people what they can and can't post and other things that would be up to a moderator. Which brings us to...

2. Please use the report button if you think someone has said something they shouldn't, they clearly broke a rule, or are going against the general spirit of the board. Also if you see someone being a dick, report them! Aside from spam, the report button is underused so don't worry that you're bothering us with something trivial or that we won't care. I mean, we might not care but we will still look at the report.

3. If someone posts to ask about juicing, or how to make a healthier cake for someone, or they want to cut down on oil and sugar - if you aren't going to help them and they aren't making outrageous claims that you want to counter, just don't post. We definitely aren't a health board, but people should feel free to discuss healthier living without anyone trying to shame them. We wouldn't let anyone give someone guff for eating cake for breakfast, the other side deserves the same treatment. If you think someone is exhibiting disordered eating behaviors, then please PM a mod.

That's pretty much it. Just try to be a little more thoughtful in your responses to people. I love this place and I want it to be the best that it can be.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:13 am 
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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:15 am 
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I'm glad to see this. While I've been here for about a year now I still feel very new and like I don't fit in with everyone at all. I was shut down for saying something once, and I've been hesitant to post things in general because I've seen others been put down. The boards have seemed very judgmental and exclusive for me, and while I've clearly stuck around I can't say I really consider myself as being a part of the PPK. I didn't want to turn this around into a post around myself but wanted to give a concrete example and to thank you for expressing this.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:38 am 
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Thanks for the reminder! It doesn't help anyone, or the animals, to be jerks.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:20 am 
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Thanks, this was definitely needed. I almost stopped posting here recently, because of what you mentioned, and I am definitely hesitant to post in many threads now, even though I have relevant things to say.


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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:03 am 
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Thanks for the reminder. I'm relatively new here but I really like this forum, I have used other forums in the past and ended up leaving due to snarkiness (both from members and mods). So far I have found this to be the friendliest forum I have used (I have received a great deal of support from its members) and I think its great that you're trying to keep it a friendly place

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All the sorting and other options on the site are great, but am I the only one who doesn't see a "report" button? I knew where it was on the old boards.... Or is it the exclamation point "!" which I've never noticed before?

Thanks for reminding us all to play nice.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:01 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:09 pm 
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Finally, someone took the hint that I wanted group hug photos/.gifs.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:15 pm 
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sweet_potato wrote:
I'm glad to see this. While I've been here for about a year now I still feel very new and like I don't fit in with everyone at all. I was shut down for saying something once, and I've been hesitant to post things in general because I've seen others been put down. The boards have seemed very judgmental and exclusive for me, and while I've clearly stuck around I can't say I really consider myself as being a part of the PPK. I didn't want to turn this around into a post around myself but wanted to give a concrete example and to thank you for expressing this.


I will say that even at the best of times, i've seen people say that the PPK is elitist or a clique. I think it's natural that when someone tries to come into an established community, they are probably going to have trouble fitting in at first. And people who know each other better can call each other cuntfaces jokingly, and outsiders might not get that they're just kidding around. But we're talking about stuff that goes beyond that, and it's definitely not cool and not how we want the boards to be.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: PPK, we need to talk.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:11 pm 
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I'm very new here and had no idea about this. After reading on the forum for almost a week (I haven't posted much yet) I did notice that the forums here look established and it also feels like I would have to jump over a few very high walls to be noticed if that makes sense. Anyway, it's just a feeling I got from being here for this very short time and it's just my personal impression. I'm sure most everyone is lovely and I'm happy to make an effort to be part of a very cool forum.

And I love the picture of the group hug, it's ridiculously cute!

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I'm one of those who wouldn't have seen this.. thanks, MBM!

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And thanks to those who posted the cute hugging pics. They rock.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:00 pm 
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Solkiki wrote:
I'm very new here . . .


Welcome! There's so many great threads for so many interests and places. Just jump on in!


And three cheers to MBM!!!! (I was going to use the report button to tell you that you rock. But I sorta thought better of it.)


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~Sz wrote:
Solkiki wrote:
I'm very new here . . .


Welcome! There's so many great threads for so many interests and places. Just jump on in!


And three cheers to MBM!!!! (I was going to use the report button to tell you that you rock. But I sorta thought better of it.)



Thank you! And that's great advice :)

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seitanicverses wrote:
The older I get the more I realize how important it is to be kind.


The older I get the more I realize that I should judge people less.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:31 pm 
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The older I get the more I realize how important it is to be kind.
It's true. To animals and people.
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...people who know each other better can call each other cuntfaces jokingly, and outsiders might not get that they're just kidding around.
Okay, how can there be no filter for "cuntface"? Talk about a missed opportunity!

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