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Andy Forum Issues - please read

Hi guys

Ok, as a lot of you know, there have been some board issues in the past couple days with some fighting and new people and old people revisiting us who we may not really want to be around, etc. So I thought this was just a good way to address them. And before I begin, I want to make it perfectly clear that this is not about anyone specifically. There have been multiple issues the past few days and they involve a lot of the members here so I really don't want anyone to feel singled out or whatever, because you're not.

First, if you have an issue with someone else on the board, please take it somewhere private. That's what Private Messages were created for. I really really do not want to be an arbitrator, and it just brings down the morale of the whole board. If someone says something on the board you feel is completely inappropriate, report the post and it will be examined and taken care of. Reported posts go directly to me, and also to Neely and Jazz_girl and it will be examined fairly. You guys elected me, and Neely and Jazz_girl are two of the fairest people at these boards, so there will be no favoritism or anything like that.

Second, there are several people who come here often and sometimes post and we know they don't like Andy but they post anyway and sometimes they post just to rile us up. PLEASE IGNORE THEM. Don't reply, not even something sarcastic, as fun as that all is for most of us. If it's something really bad, again just report the post and the admins will take care of it. Ignoring people WORKS. They come here to get a rise out of us, if they don't get it, they'll leave. But in the same vein, people always deserve a second chance and if people are posting and suddenly appear to be sincere, try to give them the benefit of the doubt. A lot of people at MTF, especially in GM, think we're these awful people who can't handle anyone who has any negative feelings about Andy. I think this is a great opportunity to be careful but at the same time try to give people the benefit of the doubt.

Third, the ignore list is your friend. If you don't like stuff someone says, just put them on your ignore list. It's easy, just go to their profile and click the link to put them on your ignore list. If you are one who enjoys reading posts from people you don't like for whatever reason, that's your perogative, but replying to them and creating hostility in this forum affects everyone, so please think about that when you make your decision. I have a bazillion people on my ignore list and trust me, it makes being at these forums much more enjoyable

You all know that you can always come to me with anything, comment, criticism, idea, suggestion, whatever. Amanda the admin and Neely and jazz_girl the super moderators are all really receptive to concerns and you can all go to them with anything, too. We all want the same thing - a fun and friendly place where we can talk about and cheer for andy and make friends and just have a good time. No one wants any of this drama!

We're all mature people, even those who are not adults here are as mature as most adults. We pride ourselves on being better than some *other Andy forums* and I think we all wanna keep it that way

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I agree with everything you said, Deb. I'm sure if everyone follows that we'll have a great forum!
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Thanks Deb for taking the time to care....well said....and we'll be on our best behavior!!

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You guys elected me, and Neely and Jazz_girl are two of the fairest people at these boards, so there will be no favoritism or anything like that.
I know for a fact that you and Neely are more fair than other moderators.

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A lot of people at MTF, especially in GM, think we're these awful people who can't handle anyone who has any negative feelings about Andy.
Personally, I don't care what the GM idiots think. They would believe the worst of Andy, no matter what facts are presented to them. The more reasonable-minded outsiders know that they are welcome here and we've always enjoyed their posts (Angle Queen, Lady Natalia, a few of the Hippo fans, etc. just to name a few). I've had far more interesting discussions about Andy's game with non-Roddick fans in this forum than I ever had in GM, which is basically a cesspool of obsessed haters who discovered tennis just last week.

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Ain't that the truth. lol

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Thanks Deb I haven't been posting in here as much the past couple of days because of the fighting. Can't we all just get along?

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Thank you, Deb, for the tactful way of addressing this issue.
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Thanks Deb Please, let's just all get along.
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I've no idea what's been going on, just wanted to give a to this thread.

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Very nice, Deb.

I haven't been able to get on here as much for the last few days, so I'm not quite sure what 'fighting' you're addressing. Whether I know what's going on or not, I have to give a big to each of your points.

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