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Old 03-13-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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We want Wildlife Gardeners to be an enjoyable experience for as many members as possible. It was a high priority goal at our inception, and it remains a high priority goal. In order to accomplish our goal it is sometimes necessary to limit, or prohibit, certain activities at our website.

While the vast majority of Wildlife Gardenerís members are respectful and courteous people who use our service responsibly, we do occasionally encounter bad apples that enjoy disrupting the forums and harassing fellow forum members. We have forum guidelines and rules to address this:
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But we realize that our guidelines and rules cannot be all-inclusive. That leaves us in a position where we are not able to spell out rules in legalese to cover every possible interpretation or situation. What does this mean? Situations may arise that are not covered by our guidelines and fine print. Although we would prefer to act only on situations covered in writing, site management reserves the right to act as needed to deal with members that we determine are intent on being a disruptive presence.

In addition to being committed to providing an enjoyable friendly place for member discussions, we are committed to our mission statement. Weíve placed it on our home page. Itís who we are; itís why weíre here:
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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Banning is at the discretion of site management. Suspension is also at the discretion of site management.

No online community is perfect. We are not going to be able to get through to every bad apple. This places us in the position of sometimes making it necessary to exercise our right to ban someone from membership at this website.

When banning a member we take into consideration the nature, severity, and the number and frequency of complaints submitted by other members in addition to our own findings. Members are most likely to be banned for posts that are intended to disrupt the productive discourse, stimulating conversation, and the sharing of ideas and resources by our members.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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In the interests of transparency and accountability, we will be listing banned members. We will not be listing suspended members as suspension is temporary and is intended to provide a member with a break from a situation to calm down and gain perspective. Wildlife Gardeners site management will attempt to update this thread when appropriate.

alexboudet
self promotion

annavogelav
evidently a prolific spammer

Armageddon
troll,
ad hominem attacks

Arrow
ad hominem attacks, spammer, astroturfer

attairene
spammer

Audrey123

spammer

bridgetdevers
spammer

buckeye lady
sock puppet/shill, solicited personal donations from members

Community Cat
ad hominem attacks, TNR activist

Dave Hunter
astroturfer, prolific self promoter, soliciting members

earthwatch
spammer, global warming activist

Eatoncover
e-mail failure, account disabled or discontinued

Ecoconscious
spammer, global warming activist

ecovoice
ad hominem attacks, global warming activist

edward1207
abuse of private messaging system, soliciting members

FerraioliJames
spammer

flounder
prolific self promoting blogger

gmehl
self promoting blogger, harassed members in PM’s, challenged site management

HjX9FXI
spammer

james
spammer

joeleitz
evidently a prolific spammer

ktsmith57
e-mail failure. Remote host said: 554 delivery error: dd This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (kats_tiffany@yahoo.com)

kelda
troll

LDavid
spammer, global warming activist

mdrx
spammer

mitch101
spammer

Mustang Jack
astroturfer

MonarchGarden
spammer, astroturfer

phyllis
e-mail delivery failure, Recipient user name phyllis (phyllis@xxxx.org) not unique. Several matches found in Domino Directory.

QuiddityWay
spammer

Rob31
spammer

seedlover7
spammer

shmolney
troll, ad hominem attacks

shutter bug
troll, ad hominem attacks, abused site management

Stoloniferous
astroturfer, ad hominem attacks, challenged site management

Sunshine2u
spammer

vanattaflowers
self promotion

wildliberation
troll, ad hominem attack, feral cat & agenda 21 advocate

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Old 03-13-2010, 01:59 PM   #4
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