As many of you know, I have been away for a while having some necessary surgery done. It is great to finally be getting back to work.
A lot has happened while I was gone and some things have changed. We changed publishers, we released a lot more info and our community has grown like crazy! Welcome to all of you folks that I have not met yet!
I have also noted some changes that make me unhappy. While we are thrilled with the increase in the number of community members and the rising number of posts, we have also seen a disturbing trend in some attitudes here on these forums. I have even seen these things referenced on other
We welcome all
comments, questions and opinions from every
member of our community, provided the poster stays within the guidelines of our forum rules
. All are welcome to express their opinions (whether positive or negative) as long as they are not being abusive or offensive to others (again, as defined within our forum rules).
There seems to be a disturbing trend lately to call down those that are in disagreement. I see a lot of sniping and name calling going on. And since we welcome everyone that comes here, I do not appreciate forum members telling people to go away or go back to another game.
This is not what we want for our forums and we will not allow it to continue. Glip has been very busy the last couple of days doing a lot of banning and suspending. And last time I checked, he still wasnít finished for the day. So fair warning- this behavior is not going to be tolerated. Consider this a friendly reminder of the rules of the forums. Take a minute and read them again.
It has always been our goal to keep the atmosphere here welcoming and open to all opinions. If you truly consider yourself a Vanguard Community Member, please take responsibility for helping us to keep it that way.
Again, itís great to be back. I canít tell you how much I missed being around here!