Originally Posted by Yosemite
I don't think any of us should be telling anyone what to post. Even if we think it is nonsense, it's not our call to make. What is nonsense to me might not be nonsense to you and vice versa. None of us here want to see threads about adult subjects that are accessible to younger members on the public boards of course but that's a different issue.
I do however think that folks should be careful of how much personal information they put out there on public forums. Yes, there are wonderful, caring, supportive people here on TCS, but there are also the not-so-nice people who have access to the public boards here at TCS.
We should also try not to take comments personally. My feeling on those things is that if someone has a problem with me and what I post, then they can set their system up to hide my posts and then they won't be bothered by me anymore. It's simple and saves aggravation.
this is a great post, Linda, and I wholeheartedly agree
If you don't like it, don't read it and don't reply, it's not that difficult.
or like Heidi said, start threads that matter to you or reply to threads that appeal to you! I don't start alot of threads, but I posted 2 over the weekend about my crazy cats that promptly got buried because only 3 or 4 people replied to them. they weren't rants, requests for vibes, boo-hoos, or anything like that and at most required a 5 word response, but did any one of the people who are complaining about the lack of quality of posts bother to do that? no, so quit YOUR whining about what kind of posts are front and center in the lounge, it takes involvement not stand-bys to improve said quality
This forum is a universal one, the only requirement is to like cats, it's ageless, locationless and genderless. When you put all these people together there are going to be a lot of different interests. Those that tend to focus on frivolities usually only hang around, at the absolute most, a couple months. I've been a member here for almost 2 years now and like Heidi said, the content fluctuates, if you don't like it and think you can find something better, than by all means go and look, but i can guarantee you that most other forums out there will be much worse.
as they say, you can make some of the people happy all of the time, and all of the people happy some of the time.