05-17-2013, 08:12 AM
| || | This thread has been closed by the Team, after causing concern also amongst some of our users here.
After long discussion and thinking over this several times, the Team has ended up to the decision to close this. The main goal of Horseforum.com is to offer a place for meaningful, constructive, knowledgeable (horse related) discussions. This means allowing constructive critique and disagreeing if it has just been made in respectful tone.
Anyway, this thread is mainly based on taking random sale adds out of internet and making fun out of them. Threads like this have served little purpose other than allowing rude venting about people who cannot defend themselves. As such, it has no place on a forum like HF in light of our values that I explained above.
Making the rules and using photos taken from Internet more clear I could clarify the logic behind this decision a bit. Threads that are meant purely for taking random photos or things like that out of internet and making condescending, 'showy' fun out of someone aren't allowed. If the thread is started in different, constructive meaning and someone uses one or two random photos or things like that as an example in educational meaning, it's ok.
In light of this decision and the course of tying up loose ends and the organization of existing forums, this and possibly a few more threads will be closed in accordance to this guideline.
The decision is based on Horseforum.com Conscious Etiquette Policy and also Horseforum.com Rules section #7.
The Horseforum.com moderating Team