I thought about making this a new thread, but since I would like the posters in this thread to get my answer, I'll add it here.
First, as Heidi stated above, we have a rule about keeping this kind of feedback off the public forums.There's a sticky about it here, if you'd like to read more about it-http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35457
If you are unhappy with the way this site is run, do send me a PM or an email. Be specific and respectful, and I promise an equally respectful reply. Please, save me the long lectures in posts - they will get us nowhere and they could get you an infraction. Also, if it's me you're trying to get to, your best bet is a PM - not a post on the board.
As to the issue at hand -
Yes, we strive to maintain a family-friendly site. This does not mean a site for children, but a site that maintains the six-o'clock news standards. Being an international board with members from many countries and walks of life, it's not always easy. With thousands of daily posts, the moderators can only do so much about monitoring the posts, hence why we also have the filters in place.
Please keep in mind that the mods are all volunteers and are not available here 24 hours a day. We are counting on you - the members - to help us keep the community family-friendly. If you see a problematic post - do use the "report post" button right away and be specific with your complaint. These reports go out to more than one moderator, and are dealt with ASAP - this does not mean they are automatically edited/deleted, but they should be dealt with within a few hours. If that fails to happen - do PM me directly, please.
Please note that the post reports usually do not get answered directly. They are however received and reviewed and if necessary, they are handled as well.
One last thing. This being the international big board that it is, some of us are bound not to see eye to eye on some matters. We are nearing our 7th anniversary as a community and I have learnt over the years that there is just no way to keep everyone happy. What one person sees as keeping the site clean and family friendly, someone else might see as too much censorship. It's a thin line, and we have come up with our own policies, as well as a balanced team of mods from several countries, to try and maintain what we feel is best for this community. Making everyone happy all the time with our decisions here is impossible. It's up to every member and visitor to make up their own mind as to whether or not they feel comfortable here and wish to stay. Although I will always try and make everyone feel welcome, no one is forcing anyone to participate or visit.
On that note, please let me remind you that promoting competing boards, whether by posts or PM's is a violation of our rules.
I am keeping this thread closed, as I think everything that needed to be said has been said. Your feedback had been noted and will be dealt with. In fact some changes have already been implemented behind the scenes. If you wish to provide more feedback along those lines - please PM me.