As many of you know, I have made some recent posts regarding guidelines to follow on our forums. First, I want to say that I have never administered any other forum, especially one as large of this, so this is really my first experience as a forum administrator. As I'm learning you can certainly expect a few mistakes out of me, a little bit of confusion and alot of uncertainity! In the end, my intentions are to make this a good place to visit, a place to hang your "virtual hat" so to speak!
The changes I made have been designed to seperate two types of posts in this forum.
1) Facts, Knowledge, Questions relating to the theme of this site.
2) General Discussion, chit-chat, anything goes.
This is to support 2 different types of members. Those seeking information about Celtic related matters and those that are here to have a good time and chat up a storm. Open discussions can take place in the chit-chat and pub forums. All other posts to the other forums should be related to the topic of that particular forum. If a thread is moved that you started and you are not happy with that, send us a message to talk about it. We listen and if you present a good case, we will move it back.
Another issue we experienced recently that is related to the changes we made has to do with improper jokes and messages in certain threads. If you post something that is totally off the wall to the topic of the thread, don't be suprised if it is deleted or if you get a warning. In the end, we are just trying to organize all of the thoughts, expression and ideas so that all of the members here can clearly understand the discussions and find information quickly.
And finally, please don't take any of this personal. I am not trying to single any one person out, but rather I am just trying to add value to these forums so that it is enjoyable by all members.
As always, please feel free to email me your suggestions, comments and feedback!