We’re making some changes Shout Out Message Boards soon, and I wanted to tell you what’s going to be happening and why!
1. We have started “locking” topics that have not been posted to for 60 days or more, and will eventually be archiving those topics. This means that you will no longer be able to post new messages on those threads. Why: The large number of topics makes it harder for girls to find current topics because there are so many in each forum. It takes computer space to maintain all of the old topics, so we also want to keep space open for all the new topics you girls come up with!
2. You will soon see a post at the top of every topic letting you know the appropriate subjects for this particular message board, and it will include the link to the Respect Differences Policy. Remember that it is OK to have different opinions from other girls – we can still be supportive of each other even if we don’t agree. Off-topic posts will either be removed or moved to a different topic.
3. All role-play topics will be posted in Random Stuff. If there are role-plays in other forums, they will be moved to Random Stuff starting the first week of May. This is to help keep appropriate topics in the forums they should go in, and avoid confusion of where some topics should go. We know that there has been disagreement about where some of the role-playing topics belong, and while we know that some of you will disagree with this decision, the NMG staff thought this was best for all of our NMG members. It is okay if you disagree with this decision, and for you to express your opinions about it, but it is not something we will change our minds about at this point in time.
We made this decision because we thought it was best for all of our NMG members, and it is not about anyone winning or losing.. It is important that you all move on with grace and maturity; win/lose language is not acceptable and not respectful of others. It does not help to focus on taking sides. We hope you can all leave those arguments in the past and move forward, so Shout Out! can be a fun place for everyone to express themselves and their opinions respectfully.
We are all part of one community and even when we disagree, it is important that we respect each other and each other’s opinions. Help us to keep Shout Out a place for all of our members to express themselves, talk with each other, and learn from each other.
Luna and the NMG Staff