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Old 02-11-2005, 10:21 AM   #51
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Don't have too many political/religious discussions around here I'll wager.
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You two must not be paying very close attention. There are numerous political and even philosophical discussions in the lounge. They only get locked when things (members) get out of hand. As mentioned above, this is not a site for arguments or flame wars. The members of this site have performed admirably on numerous occasions and have debated sensitive topics in depth without any problems. Partly due to many advisors here with a keen sense of smell, if you catch my drift.

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I'm allergic to cats so I don't have one. I have had one when living with my parents (oddly enough he didn't bother my allergies...) I appreciate their independence and their agility. I would love nothing more than to own a great cat, Tiger, leopard etc. Who knows what that would do to my allergies but I would be ALL over it! The combination of power and grace just leaves me awe-struck.

Mostly, I'm a dog person though. To an extent I like their love of affection. Wether its your affection on them or their's on you, I like the 1 on 1 contact. And the bigger the dog the better. My wife and I are looking for a new home and one of the "parameters" is that it must be big enough for a couple great danes. Room for a horse would be a bonus.
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I'm allergic to cats and don't really like them anyway. My wife is allergic to dogs and cats, but doesn't like cats anyway.

So I guess we're dog people.
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i was allergic to cats.. and i had them anyway so i guess i built up a tolerance. i loooove my kitties <3
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You two must not be paying very close attention. There are numerous political and even philosophical discussions in the lounge. They only get locked when things (members) get out of hand.
Compared to most boards I've been on, this site gets locked threads very quickly and when they are not necessarily out of hand. The description for the Lounge used to say "Total CHAOS. Who knows what could be going on in here." Now it says "Posts not related to aquaria but still remaning within the spirit of the Membership agreement."

Threads get locked pretty quick in here. In some ways, I can understand why. But in others, I'm either apathetic or just don't care. I'm not bashing the mods for that either, it's just an observation. It's their board; if you don't like their rules then don't post...
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Compared to most boards I've been on, this site gets locked threads very quickly and when they are not necessarily out of hand. The description for the Lounge used to say "Total CHAOS. Who knows what could be going on in here." Now it says "Posts not related to aquaria but still remaning within the spirit of the Membership agreement."

Threads get locked pretty quick in here. In some ways, I can understand why. But in others, I'm either apathetic or just don't care. I'm not bashing the mods for that either, it's just an observation. It's their board; if you don't like their rules then don't post...
I don't think very many threads get locked here - in fact, I'd guess there have been less than 20 locked threads on the whole site during the entire tiime I've been a member. Most of them have been in the lounge forum. I've lurked on some aquarium sites where, at least once a week, there are locked posts in the advice forums!

The second biggest asset this site has (behind its members' experience and willingness to share it), is its nonthreatening and friendly environment. Newbies come here - relieved to be welcomed after being flamed away from other forums. Lots of people on this site form off-site friendships. Some of us meet, and even visit each other's homes. I can't imagine many other online aquarium communities that can boast that.

I agree that locked threads get shut down here way before they would on other sites. That way, damage is kept to a bare minimum - it's always a shame to lose a valuable member because of some minor disagreement that got out of control in the lounge. The administrators and moderators are very protective of this site's friendly atmosphere - it's really what makes AA unique among all the fish forums out there.
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Hmm...I like dogs better. I've never liked cats...most of them are too aloof for me. I guess I like getting tackled at the front door when I come home from work by two dogs...if I make it past the pit bull that lives outside. They also pitch a fit when I leave to go to work in the morning. I wouldn't hesitate to take in a stray, hungry cat and care for it until I could find it a home, but I wouldn't get one on purpose.
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