Originally Posted by goldenjackpuppy View Post
To the OP, please tone down your posts and keep this civil. There is no need to be rude. People are trying to help you here. If you cannot be polite we will close the thread.
I strongly second this.
Two GRF rules are especially relevant:
2. GoldenRetrieverForum.com Members shall refrain from the use of vulgar language and obscenities. Ė We recognize no individual word used, in and of itself, can constitute a moral evil alone but rather itís when words are assembled into sentences that form ideas that it has the potential to become truly offensive and vulgar. However certain individual words are nevertheless considered highly offensive to the majority of the English language speakers and in recognition of this fact, a small list of those words are maintained and that can be only accessed by the moderators, and will be used to identify and assist in keeping those highly offensive words from appearing on the forum. Keep in mind that many words which are usually quite innocent, can also be used in a vulgar fashion. Thus many individual words not contained on the list per se will have to be assessed as to their offensive nature by actual usage.
Deliberate misspelling fools nobody about the intent.
13. GoldenRetrieverForum.com Members will treat other members with respect. The Golden Retriever Forum relies on its members to self-monitor in terms of rudeness that is just gratuitous. It is one thing to focus passionately on a topic; it is another thing to call someone an offensive name or to be condescending. We hold golden temperaments on high, so let's see our members be friendly to one another as well, even when disagreements occur. You may respectfully attack a memberís point of view but do not attack the member personally, or be excessively rude in your responses. If a thread starts getting heated, take it to a mod, NOT PUBLIC. Those who do not follow this can be warned, suspended or banned.
Anyone who needs a refresher on the rules can find them here: http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...agreement.html (GRF Board Rules & Registration Agreement)