I would just like to greet everyone and introduce myself to those whom do not know me. My name is Devon, I have been known as MacDowin since I came on the online community in 1998. I will be the new Administrator of YoJoe.com. I hope to keep things running smooth and like the have been done in the past with a few new tweaks.
I would also like to welcome two new moderators, I believe you allknow them well. Ann G & Sanke-Eyes01. They are coming onboard to assist Nick out with the Moderation of the forums. I hope you give them the respect and listen to them as they do their work for YoJoe.com.
On a last note, Something popped up recently that I fully disagree with. An image was posted about G.I.Joes doing drugs. Now while I feel everyone is entitled to their own opinion of what they enjoy, we hear at YoJoe.com do have the responsibility of maintaining a family oriented atmosphere. You may say that no children come here to chat and that is your opinion. I personally know 8 children who come here learn and talk about the hobby. But even if that were not the case, we want to maintaine a positive atmosphere in which children could come and visit. Granted many "bad" things are already out there and they may be being exposed to it, but that does not mean we have ourselves to be lazy and unthinking how something will affect another. We are in a big online community with nearly 5,000 members. Don't think for once that a child who has not been exposed to "bad" things comes here. So in that effort we will be modifying some of the rules on our FAQ page. The first of which, is that any moderator has the right to immediatly suspend someone & close a thread for what he or she deems child unfriendly. They will then bring the matter to the WbStaff in which we will discuss the issue individually and make a decison. So use your heads and don't post anything or saything that a normal caring parent would not want their child exposed to. If we all use our heads and be decent then things will run smootly and no one will be asked to leave.
If anyone does have a personal concern, please feel free to send me an eMail. I may not be able to respond to it immediatly, but I will get to it in a timely fashion. [email protected]
Devon (aka MacDowin)