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Crabby, shitty, arrogant members? Are you one? If you are please feel free to leave. Some things are not discussed on this forum for a variety of reasons, which to be honest we do not have to provide reasons why. Threads may be deleted and some members might be banned. It's forum life, and no we don't need to justify the whys or whats of our decisions.

 

WARNING: Those of you who have decided to delete your profile information after joining (eg What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you answer) or attempt to make a statement on here with stupid avatars because you disagree with something, please know that you will be banned. This place is for people who can hold their own and have the guts to speak up if there is a problem or disagree with an admin or moderator decision - even if its via PM.

 

We don't have time nor the patience to pander to those who cannot grow up and want to form their little cliques on here.

 

If you don't like the rules here then go elsewhere. We don't need or want your type here.

 

Have a nice day now!

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I'm going to sound really stupid now, lol, but what's a crabby member?

 

I've never heard that term before... and google was no help, lol.

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Crabby is another word for someone being shitty and an asshole. I would even go as far to say this also applies as being arrogant, conceited and disrespectful.

 

.. crabby was just a nicer way of putting it, but since you asked :D

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Comes from crab apple Terri , {ie bitter withered and not edible }

Oooh dear Sandy , I don't envy you your job sometimes but you do do :thatsit:with great decorum and grace which the rest of us appreciate :thanks:

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Sandy, I think you are absolutely right. I remember arguments and name calling(put quite mildly) from a former board, and I don't go there anymore.

While I DO express myself, it is not against any members here, just life in general. But the meds have been adjusted, so that should be clearing up soon.

When I came here, I found a wonderful accepting group who accepted me after they got to know me and folded me right in to the group. They made me feel protected and respected.

I don't want this board to go in that other direction, truly.

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Comes from crab apple Terri , {ie bitter withered and not edible }

 

Y'know, I always wondered about that. Thanks SF.

I thought it came from "crabs" somehow, but I couldn't see the connection.

 

..Although someone with crabs would be pretty irritable too! lol :naughty:

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Crabby members? Are you one? If you are please feel free to leave. Some things are not discussed on this forum for a variety of reasons, which to be honest we do not have to provide reasons why. Threads may be deleted and some members might be banned. It's forum life.

 

WARNING: Those of you who have decided to delete your profile information after joining (eg What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you answer) or attempt to make a statement on here with stupid avatars because you disagree with something, please know that you will also be banned. This place is for people who can hold their own and have the guts to speak up if there is a problem or disagree with an admin or moderator decision - even if its via PM.

 

We don't have time nor the patience to pander to those who cannot grow up and want to form their little cliques on here.

 

If you don't like the rules here then go elsewhere. We don't need or want your type here.

 

 

 

Shit I"m gone for a few days and what has happend LOL!

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..Although someone with crabs would be pretty irritable too! lol :naughty:

 

G - your sense of humor keeps me rolling. :rofl:

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Y'know, I always wondered about that. Thanks SF.

I thought it came from "crabs" somehow, but I couldn't see the connection.

 

..Although someone with crabs would be pretty irritable too! lol :naughty:

 

And inedible :naughty: hehehe

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Did somebody say crabs?

Only good with butter.:cauldron:

 

Thanks Sandy and Brian for keeping out the crabs. This too is why I left a previous board. I think adults should be able to converse maturely.

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Shit I"m gone for a few days and what has happend LOL!

 

A couple of seekers got the hump because they didn't make it to Full Member last time round. We have these rules for a reason. Being a Full Member is not a secret handshake club, it is there to ensure that those who really BELONG here can give even more contribution to the private forums.

 

To those seekers who threw or are thinking about throwing their dollies out their prams - you must understand that we have to get to know you personally first. We have to trust you too. The only way is to post proper posts (not 100s of Hi and Welcomes) and you need to get to know the admins and moderators a bit more. There is a reason we do it this way and if you are offended then you don't belong. Period.

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A couple of seekers got the hump because they didn't make it to Full Member last time round. We have these rules for a reason. Being a Full Member is not a secret handshake club, it is there to ensure that those who really BELONG here can give even more contribution to the private forums.

 

To those seekers who threw or are thinking about throwing their dollies out their prams - you must understand that we have to get to know you personally first. We have to trust you too. The only way is to post proper posts (not 100s of Hi and Welcomes) and you need to get to know the admins and moderators a bit more. There is a reason we do it this way and if you are offended then you don't belong. Period.

 

 

 

Personally, I agree with the "Seeker before full member". With all the previous nut jobs we have had trolling through this site...I am actually kinda stand-offish (sorry newbies...please don't take this as me being a bitch here).

 

If they can't handle the fact that they need to actually take the time to post and get to know us and allow us to get to know them...then they need to not waste either their time or our time.

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I agree with the seeker before full member policy also. It is nice to be in a forum that does this. It is my experiance that most witches are cautious before completely bringing someone in to the private part of their life as a witch.

Rebie

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I absolutely support the site on this policy.

It's for everyone's benefit, in the long run.

Those of you who are seekers now will appreciate this more once you are here longer - you'll probably see that the "filtration" process is well justified and come to be grateful for it. ;)

 

Thanks go out to Sandy, Brian, and the mods for what is a treasure of a forum, and for keeping it focused!

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I absolutely support the site on this policy.

It's for everyone's benefit, in the long run.

Those of you who are seekers now will appreciate this more once you are here longer - you'll probably see that the "filtration" process is well justified and come to be grateful for it. ;)

 

Thanks go out to Sandy, Brian, and the mods for what is a treasure of a forum, and for keeping it focused!

 

Kiss ass...oh you knew that was coming :eheheh:

 

When it comes to life practices, spirituality, and religion, there is a higher level of commitment involved. You don't become a Catholic or Buddhist over night, so why expect full access to another very powerful and sacred society in the same length of time? I like knowing I earned my place here and that I'm considered family. That alone means as much to me as my craft. Communing with real witches is very sacred in and of itself. In just a few short months, I've made lifelong bonds with people who will always be there for me and I for them. That takes spending the time to gain trust.

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Kiss ass...oh you knew that was coming :eheheh:

 

When it comes to life practices, spirituality, and religion, there is a higher level of commitment involved. You don't become a Catholic or Buddhist over night, so why expect full access to another very powerful and sacred society in the same length of time? I like knowing I earned my place here and that I'm considered family. That alone means as much to me as my craft. Communing with real witches is very sacred in and of itself. In just a few short months, I've made lifelong bonds with people who will always be there for me and I for them. That takes spending the time to gain trust.

 

Yup...fully agreed.

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Its well worthit to go thru the process cause not only do others get to know you but you get to know them & along the way you might learn something about yourself.

 

Sapphire

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Shit I"m gone for a few days and what has happend LOL!

 

 

LOL! I thought the same thing...And Im really behind on everything here!

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LOL! I thought the same thing...And Im really behind on everything here!

 

Ha ha! Extra homework for you till you catch up, Mr President! :witchnana:

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So it isn't the number of posts, which makes sense to me, but the attitude that allows us to become Full Members. Hmm.. thought I'd been respectful long enough so how long is long enough? Just curious. I am not hiding nor changing my profile all that much except to make it more accurate as I can. Hmmm... how well do I need to be known is yet another question. Oh well, deep subject round here!

:ani_witch_moon: as the moon turns I continue to ride. lol

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So it isn't the number of posts, which makes sense to me, but the attitude that allows us to become Full Members. Hmm.. thought I'd been respectful long enough so how long is long enough? Just curious. I am not hiding nor changing my profile all that much except to make it more accurate as I can. Hmmm... how well do I need to be known is yet another question. Oh well, deep subject round here!

:ani_witch_moon: as the moon turns I continue to ride. lol

 

Looking back at the forum announcements it would seem that the member statuses are reviewed on average twice a year. As this has just been completed you are probably looking at March/April next year (naturally at the discretion of admin and moderators as with all forums).

 

I'd caution that membership of any community isn't just about being respectful it is about making a contribution that helps to keep the community alive and growing.  I have no seniority on this particular forum but I do run a community of my own and the primary thing I look for is people who contribute as much as they learn and who demonstrate the confidence to challenge existing ideas and spark lively debate among members. If you want a specific heads up on what this forum looks for in a full member you could always try messaging one of the powers that be. Alternatively keep posting, keep talking, keep learning and don't worry too much about where the path ends, enjoy the journey.

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So it isn't the number of posts, which makes sense to me, but the attitude that allows us to become Full Members. Hmm.. thought I'd been respectful long enough so how long is long enough? Just curious. I am not hiding nor changing my profile all that much except to make it more accurate as I can. Hmmm... how well do I need to be known is yet another question. Oh well, deep subject round here!

:ani_witch_moon: as the moon turns I continue to ride. lol

 

 

Couple of bits of info, just to help or clarify...

 

Firstly its not so much attitude as knowing what someone's attitude is, i.e. knowing them. People are entitled to their own attitudes, there isn't a right or wrong one we are looking for. We just feel that it is important to really know our members as much as is possible on a virtual community, before allowing seekers to go to full.

 

Secondly the hiding or changing profile thing referred to was a specific incident when a few trolls bent on mischief were being annoying. Its not something most members need to worry about.

 

Lastly the decision to upgrade people is a very positive process and when we feel the time is right, it happens. Its not a process with a charter of procedures or rules, its intuitive but guess what... it works! After all we are all Witches and your Mod team use the best of their abilities to carry out the upgrade process.

 

Please don't any one be upset if they are waiting to be upgraded. It is not a personal attack on you. It will happen when the time is right and you will look back and see that the wait was worth it.

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Yes! I agree with this structure. The Internet can harbor some seedy characters. Anonymity can bring out the worst in people.

I think it's great that there are administrators that make it safe here for everyone.

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