A letter to Members & Guest re: Ten-Forward Dear Friends, Members & Guest, As many of you are aware, The Ten-Forward Forum has recently under gone a cleanup. Simply put, the current emphasis on Ten-Forward has begun to overshadow the main objective of Wilders’ Security Forums, Security. Wilders’ has overtime become one of the most respected Security Sites, as evident by the Founders (Paul Wilders) Microsoft MVP Award. This is a pride we can all share in. It is essential that we shift the focus here, to preserve this status. Over the last few months, the quality of the posts has been deteriorating steadily. As a community, we must regroup and refocus, senior members must be the Sheppard’s of newer members and guests … as we can remember what Wilders is, and should be. Please, also be reminded that every post must be read by a moderator, and the influx of Ten-Forward posts is very taxing on Wilders’ limited resources. I’m sure everyone is aware that likelihood of problematic posts is greatest in this Forum, due to its nature and content. If you do become aware of a problem in any forum, please do not try and remedy the issue yourself. The proper course of action is to inform a Moderator with a PM, calling his or her attention to it, or you can simply use the exclamation marker at the upper right corner of the offending post to call awareness to it, providing a brief summary in the offered text box. With all that said, the blame here is mutual and equal, myself included. Wilders’ is also about Community and Friendship, and we do like to kick our shoes off and have some fun too. After all that is purpose of Ten-Forward. But let’s together try and reduce its volume, trimming some of its unnecessary posts. For example, limit congratulation posts to promotions and personal achievements (i.e. New Moderators and Helpers), and not include “So and so has made X amount of post”. Also limiting the number of joke posts, as there are many other more appropriate mediums for those on the net. It is up to us to use our good judgement before posting, I’m sure everyone is conscious of what is and isn’t suitable here, so there is therefore no need to explain further. Let us work as a team, and restore Wilders’ image. We will need everyone’s cooperation to accomplish this. We certainly don’t want to lose our home, so let’s get vigorous and restore our pride. Friends we are counting on you. We can not do this alone. Now, “Go get ‘em Tigers!” Thanks in advance, Sincerely, Your Friend Steve PS. This post was not approved by Wilders’ Administrators, I hope I haven’t over stepped my bounds.