Hi, Everyone, We moderators have come upon some issues for a while now, and our requests seem to go unheard. So, I'm making a statement that I think the other Mod's may agree on, and those who are on the boards and are tired of some of the negative situations between members may appreciate. I (for one) have asked everyone through the years as being a moderator that if someone irks you to not respond and put them on your ignore list. If you have done that, and someone sends you a message that the person you've ignored has posted something, then you should ignore that message because then that person is baiting you into the argument further. When you have been contacted by a member of the moderation and we ask you to stop baiting and to put those you are not friends with on ignore so you will also not see their posts, then you should do that. This is supposed to be a positive, fun atmosphere where everyone should get along. After all, if we're not here to get along then why are we here at all? It is a MUPPETS and Jim Henson fansite forum. Didn't we learn any messages from any of that? From Fraggle Rock or Sesame Street even? I understand it is hard to keep quiet when you are attacked. But, sometimes keeping quiet lets those who are the bad guys show themselves as who they are. Furthermore, if the argument at hand is not your argument, it is best to stay out of it. You wouldn't get involved in real-life, so why get involved in the digital world. Therefore, when moderation asks you more than twice to put your "foes" on your ignore list and you do not do that, OR if you bait others and are asked to stop and you do not do that, you get ONE WEEK suspension from the forum. If it continues after that week of suspension from the forum, it is a 30 DAY suspension. If it continues after that 30 days, PERMANENT BAN. It is a shame it's come to this, but when moderation asks more than twice to do something that will have a better outcome for everyone on the forum in the long run, then something has to be done. So, I'm asking NOW that if you have an issue with any other members that RIGHT NOW you put them on your ignore list. Do not hesitate, please. I should expect that from this point on we should all be able to respect each other for who we are, for whatever we believe, to allow others to have their opinions and to constructively discuss those opinions if necessary; that if others have issues that we try to not get involved (well, moderation MAY have to...), and that we understand what I always 'preach' around here: We are all here to celebrate Jim Henson, The Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock, and then all the other works that Jim gave to us. He taught us love, compassion, friendship, sharing, cooperation, and even "happy endings" and through all of that positive work he's brought us all here as one big family. We should be one BIG happy family. Do everything you can to bring happiness to each other, because we only have this life for a short while and the world is trying so hard to break us down. Without each other, even in the digital world on a forum, we don't have that many to back us. Jim said he hoped to leave the world a little better than when he got here, and I think it is as easy as we take the work he gave us, let it inspire us and allow ourselves to create as much positive influence and inspiration in the world to keep his dream going. Let his dream be our dream! Let's inspire each other and influence each other in the best possible way imaginable. It all starts with you.