I realize you can find personal information all over the internet about people but it is not kosher to post those things on a message board. I have to agree that this would have angered me as well. It showed her full name and address and due to that it was removed. I never would have thought that would happen and now that it has, a new rule about this has been posted.I think it's a good reminder for people to know that information on the internet is NOT private. If you have a user ID that identifies you with a 2 second google search, then you are knowingly putting your information out there. Also, AKC's records are a matter of public record. Anyone can go on there and look up a dog. In addition, many of us have Facebook and in addition to your real name (if you choose to put it on there), there is a ton of personal information that people can look up if you don't have it set to private.
Sites such as spokeo.com have all kinds of information on people here in the US. If you look up your name and state, it even has a picture of your house! (Because the google street map site is public). Also, people in your family, and even what your house appraised for. This is all free and public information. I found it rather shocking!
If there is information that you don't want people to know, you need to guard your privacy yourself. Otherwise people can look up pretty much anything they want.
OH, on the spokeo site, if you want your info removed - just copy the URL with your info on it and go to privacy and put it in there. They will then send a link to your email to have it removed. I did it with mine!
The "personal info" was removed by a moderator I believe. I personally didn't see any personal information on there (personal info = phone numbers, addresses etc) the only thing I saw was the dogs akc name but that is viewable on the users website. The info posted is free for all to see on an akc website.
There was a lot of info in that thread and tbh I find it really sad that it's been moved. It was obvious to me that members didn't know what a chi is meant to look like and like a lot of people on here we want the breed bettered not a bunch of byb selling puppies which is happening more and more!
Threads like that will always be heated but we're a forum of different cultures and nationalities so there will always be conflicts as sometimes tone can't be detected!! I've been extremely 'upset' by some of the stuff said about me and have my own views on it!! But I haven't moaned about it.
However that thread in particular just highlighted some falsifications and in all honesty I don't see the problem with them being highlighted as new people who would read the thread I would have thought would think I'll speak to 'x member' as they obviously breed to standard (from what they said) and showtheir dog who's been pointed... This was proven not to be true and I personally don't see the issue with it!
I understand that we have a rule here that moderators cannot be questioned but sometimes I find the inconsistencies here rather baffling - it just comes across as if a mod doesn't like it the topic is Locked or deleted so if you have different views to the mods you basically aren't allowed to speak I find that quite sad as were all here to learn and discuss the one thing we all have in common - chihuahuas.
Wow really, do you think so? This is absolutely, by far, the strictest forum I have ever posted on and I have (and do) post on many. Most forums I'm on it's total free speech and you can literally say whatever you want. People are allowed to duke it on amongst themselves.We let you guys get away with much more than I see other board mods letting their members get away with?
Can I just add it didn't show her name or her address, I'm not going to be that horrible! just info about the dog, its not personal info at all. Most people who show dogs want to get there dogs name 'out there' so to speak. She was just upset because she was caught out making up pork pies.
I can re post it to prove her name and dress was not on it if you like?
Members will come and go. Everyone gets upset about something here when it doesnt go their way. I hate it but it happens. You would not believe the members that have left because they think that we are not controlling the board well enough and are letting the "bullies" run a muck? Again it so hard to make everyone happy as everyone has different ideas of what is right and wrong. I got a lot of pm's telling me that you created that thread to put down the other Chi's on the board that were not standard. I took up for you and said that I am sure that was not your intention. You would be surprised how stressful this job is ;-)Yung/Michelle
I understand your points BUT if there's no consistency then it looks unfair to some members I got attacked really rude comments made and for once never argued back and a mod never ever stepped in and told that person off?? I've never said anything until now because I ignore it and tbh found it so pathetic didn't feel the need to!
Could you pm me this link. I did not see it myself or I would have done something about it. We are cracking down right now. I apologize that it was over looked. I promise we are not trying to play favortism here, it is just that there are so many threads and we do not catch everything.
You guys see me as argumentative.. I'm far from it just passionate about my beliefs and equality!
I understand this completely but it comes across really bad sometimes and if we start getting pm's from other members, they expect things to be done about it just as you do.
Michelles be nice thread was locked before I could respond but I was insulted by a user (who is now just a user here not a mod) who was commenting on a sarcastic comment I made in the raw forum!! We've been told many times to ignore stuff so why aren't others? raw feeders have been told here a few times raw is disgusting well that's their choice but again I called pedigree chum junk food and got my knuckles wrapped!
I locked this thread due to I had asked for no debating. I didnt want it to turn into a flaming thread. It was just a friendly reminder whether anyone agreed or not. I am allowed my opinion to. I just didnt want anything started. I did not realize what had been said and I am sorry you did not get a chance to speak out.
Bully is a very strong word and a very taboo subject.. Online bullying is illegal in the uk if I remember correctly from work... Ihave never seen any bullying on here from members.
Bullying is a strong word and when multiple members that are accused of being cliques here on the board jump on other members and will not let up, I see that as bullying. I get multiple pm's and reported posts when this happens and they to call it bullying. When I see this or get pm's bringing it to my attention then something has to be done.
A while back I had a couple of awful posts made about me which were fabrications (Michelle kindly supported me after I pm'd her) however I as the 'victim' asked for the thread to be closed and deleted and was told they can't on the request of a user.. So I suppose to me I can't see consistencies in places.
I can remember vaguely something that happened and their was a circumstance as why it couldnt be closed. Did Yung pm you on this one? If not then it may not be the same one I am thinking of. Yung has told us point blank that if someone posts something and wants to take it back that we can no longer delete threads for that reason. I am not sure why it was not closed? PM me and refresh my memory if you dont mind.
I have to agree with Louise there was no personal details posted and the akc could not put personal details up without the owners permission it would be too awkward for them as an organisation!
There was a full name, whether that was intentional or not. Please see my next post.
I'm gutted tbh I like this forum most the time.. I don't agree with a lot but I still choose to be here but it's noticeably quiet a lot of members have gone and it's sad and I was really proud of that thread!!!