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In the last week, there have been 8-10 members that have been complaining about each other.  I have removed a couple people from the site, but most of the comments presented seem pretty benign to me.

When I created this site, I had no idea what it would become.  I quickly learned how little I knew about Irish Setters even though I had owned them for 15 years.  I am not a breeder, don't do shows, don't do agility, don't do hunting or field, usually get rescues (exception being my current ones).  I think all of the above are great, I just don't know anything about them nor do I really care to.  It's obvious these are topics that people on this site are passionate about, and that's great, there just not for me.

As I have mentioned before, I left this site because people were rude to me.  There's at least 1 of the 8-10 members that were one of the ones who ran me off so I can understand the complaints against this peson.

It seems like some of these discussion topics are like politics, you aren't going to change people's minds, so why try to?

Have been pondering some options:

A. Ban the other 8-10 members

B. Leave the site as is

C. Remove the discussion forum altogether

D. Transition ownership and moderation to someone else (note annual costs on the site are around $300 USD and those would transfer as well)

E. Ban any discussions on breeding, health issues, or other controversial topics

F. Shut down the site altogether (really don't want to do this)

What are some other ideas?

I want to get feedback on other ideas and then you are going to vote as a community.  Please reply with any suggestions, then will create another thread to vote later this week.

Thanks,

Gene

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I am replying the same post on 2 discussions, as I realy want the person concerned to know that I am so grateful for their help which has given me peace of mind, that at least the chain appears brocken and that a few less Irish will have to suffer what Abbie has. So anyone in contact with Sue Humphrys, please thank her from me.

Have done as you asked Angela.

Sue has replied saying you are very welcome and says she hopes Abbie keeps as well as she can.

If you need Sue's help  in the future, you can contact her through me.

 

Hi Angela, I am just back from holiday... it looks from your message that Sue H. has gone? I am so sorry, we had such very prompt help and advise from her, extremely kindly and useful all time.. :(( a bit of a shock, and we dont know the reasons that triggered this, obviously, since all conversations have been removed.. sob..

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