ok i was in the IMO forum and i wasnt able to post a reply to the post about kids killing animals can someone tell me why?
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12/17/05 at 8:10am
Originally Posted by hadley's mom
ok thank you but i just want to say "thats not fair"
|IMO was designed for more in-depth discussions among our established members who have demonstrated appropriate posting protocol. Due to the nature of the threads, which do become heated at times, we want to discourage drop-in posters from posting to flame or otherwise provoke tempers. In this light, the decision has been reached that no one with less than 100 posts (Adult Cat status) will be able to post in there. In addition, there is an age restriction. The main reasons for this decision are as follows:
1. Keeps the trolls at bay, the people who join the site for the sole purpose of riling up the rest of the membership.
2. Allows everyone to get to know each other prior to posting in a sometimes volatile forum. It does get heated in IMO at times, but if we all know each other, we generally still respect each other in the morning.
3. The IMO forum is meant for stimulating discussion, hearty debates and an eventual meeting of the minds, to give our members more substance to sink our teeth into. It should embrace differences, accept other cultures and ideas and not leave anyone feeling wounded that they decided to join in on a thread. By allowing people to read IMO for a while prior to posting, we hope that the personally insulting posts will be kept to a minimum, since they will be able to see how we generally conduct ourselves toward each other.
4. The serious and political nature of the majority of the threads in IMO do not lend themselves to being discussed by minors, therefore the forum is restricted to adults only. The age restriction has been set at 18 years old.
Originally Posted by joecool
*sigh*, i still have to wait four years to be able to post there. By then i will be 6 foot one and 200 pounds.
But I know it is well worth the wait. It is just that i feel i might be able to add a little. Oh well