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This refers to everyone across the board and not just the Canon Sub-Fourm
Honestly, stop it.
A handful of you here seem to have forgotten that the only reason why such groups are even sprouting out in the first place is due to the existance of Clubsnap.
No doubt each and everyone else here might have met up on other forums but thus far, Clubsnap has provided a reliable platform for every member to communicate, share, discuss and learn from each other. I dare say that there are a small handful of members here beginning to take Clubsnap for granted and treat it as their personal playground.
It must be pointed out that there are users here who are blatantly go against the grain and the spirit of this forum by choosing to post pointless, sarcastic and un-necessary remarks. For reasons known only to themselves, they seem to enjoy antagonising fellow members or users of a different brand/model.
And when asked nicely to refrain from doing so, these members would ask why is someone else doing it and they are not allowed to do so. I view this as being absurd and childish. This mentality of "I'm doing it because someone else has done it" isn't going to help this forum grow. All of you have seen how other forums are degenerating and members are being drawn into petty flamewars. I'm proud to say that Clubsnap has yet to become like that but over time, it might. Alot of good things are happening for alot of people here and i don't think the majority wants this place to degenerate.
So, one way or another, a line has to be drawn somewhere. We simply cannot allow a slow denegeration to take place and have this forum fester until it starts to rot.
If an example has to be made out of the most obvious culprit, so be it. If it takes some form of action to have some people understand the seriousness of the Moderators & Administrators, then it shall be done. Do not start whining when action is finally taken and you start claiming that you were unfairly treated.
As it is, the jobs of the Admins & Mods are already thankless enough, without having people calling you names like "tight ass" and such. In fact, try having your PM inbox flooded everyday because you have members writing to you and asking for help or assistance and queries and you have a bunch of inconsiderate members whining like we owe them something. Let me put it very clearly to you once and for all.
We do not owe you or anyone here a living. In no uncertain terms, either you get with the program or you don't. If you don't like the rules, then leave. Nobody is forcing you to stay. Either stay on and learn and share, or if you think nothing in here benefits you, then go. If you think this is being high handed, TOO BAD. If you want petty flame wars and childish arguments, i'm sure there are forums out there that caters to your preferences.
I can honestly tell you that we do this only because we have gained alot in terms of knowledge and friends and we want to give something back so that new members or everyone else for that matter can benefit. So it's with this simple belief that keeps us going but please do not mistake kindness and tolerance for apathy.
I hope everyone understands why we take such a firm stance against such behavior and we seek your understanding in this matter.
This has got to stop.