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First off, this sub forum is for those invited here. It is a members forum and not every member gets into this place. Most do not know it exists for a reason. It is a place where invited members can say what they might not say outside in public forums. What is posted in here stays in here. I was a bit surprised to find a copy and paste job from this foum on the outside in an open thread with a link to this sub forum. That is a no no. What is here stays here, just like the commercial says, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas".
Secondly, we accuse members at other forums of being trolls or if someone posts something we comment they are trolls. That is fine and dandy and I have no issue with it. I do have an issue with trollish behavior by us. Some (no names mentioned but AH, I do not mean you) act no better than geeks and while it can be amusing to me to see such behavior from some, it is giving this place a bad name.
This first and foremost a watch forum. It is not wicked water cooler, not WG and not anywhere else. I have said this in the past, self moderated means think before you post. Not everyone is a troll or a shill nor a fag nor anything else. I do not worry about spies, only spammers and hackers. No one else should either.
If you look at the member list for this forum, no newbies are here. Everyone in this forum was added by Jim or myself because we or others felt you had earned your way here. There are about 50 members of this sub forum. I do not see it growing much over the coming year. Only those nominated by members here or by the founders get in here. That is why it is private.
I also want to address something I have noticed over the last few months. That is Watchlords is being mentioned in the same breath as Watchgeeks. Not as a counter forum to the claims by watch companies or similar things but as a joke, just as watchgeeks is. I will not let this place become a joke on the net. I will close it down before that happens. Members make this place, they can also break it. You might want to think about that. It does not mean censorship or moderation. It means act like the adults you are while still having fun and enjoying the forum which is here for you, not for me. It means you can still take shots but think about where the topic is.
Several forums have been moved out of the public view and only can be seen by members including the skel closet. No sense if giving that idiot anymore free advertising.
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