Attn FORUM MODS - Yahoo down, so can't contact you via email

For the temp placement of 'heated' threads and threads that generally breach forum guidelines.
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Attn FORUM MODS - Yahoo down, so can't contact you via email

Post by jennylee » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:58 pm

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your patience these last couple of days, we do understand how frustrating it must have been not really knowing what was happening.

As you are all aware there was some bickering on the forum last week which built to some heated posts over the weekend. Many of you helped moderate them - thank you! Many of you were aware too that due to ABA being so dedicated to ensuring our forum guidelines are adhered to, many posters decided to spill their discussion over to facebook - where they knew they could not be moderated.

Unfortunately late Sunday night we became aware that not only had things spilled over to Facebook, but into real life and the Police have become involved. A number of official complaints were also received by us over the weekend and on Monday.

The Admin team needed to group and get our heads around exactly what had happened, who said what to whom and where as it were (ie on the forum, facebook, email etc...). We alerted HO, EO and our mgt team of what had happened and our decision to close the forum while we re-grouped. We had unanimous support to do this.

As part of our analysis on how to best handle everything we agreed it was a good idea to get a complete backup of the forum in place. Legal implications were at the forefront of this decision. There is a possibility we may be required to provide copies of posts etc at the time the forum was closed. We require the ISP to do the backup for us, due to the size of the forum. We need the backup in place before the forum is live again, so that people can't go in and change or delete posts/PM's etc A request has been put in to the ISP to do the backup, so we are now in their hands, waiting! Once the backup in place, the forum will be reactivated.

Savane has been banned permanently from the forum. Others are likely to follow.

The admin team are preparing a report to go to the EO/Board. Final decisions on actions to be taken will then be made.

Hope that helps clear things up some what as to why it has been taking so long!

Please feel free to debrief, ask questions etc before the forum goes live again - aiming for this afternoon if the ISP can get its act together!!

We would also like to remind everyone that the information on any ABA internal email list is to remain confidential. This is with the best interests of ABA in mind

cheers

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Post by Little Tiggermum » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:08 pm

Hopefully this will soon be over... for good.
It was past Savane's time to leave... the pregnancy's were only going to cause her more distress.
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Post by Carrie » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:23 pm

Good luck this evening, I'm heading out the door.
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Post by Andrew's Mum » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:39 pm

Thanks to you 4 for your hard work over the last few days. Thanks also for giving us a clear indication of the reasons and outcomes (in ABA world) of the situation. Do you think that there is anything more or changes in what the mods have done? (Although maybe pulling threads and not splitting unless we are 100% sure of what we are doing would be a good thing??)

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Post by Saffsmum » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:19 pm

Just wanted to add that we fully intended to have a debrief and discussion session on the mods list, but Murphy's Law and Yahoo decided that couldn't happen. :?

Hopefully we can all pull together here. Please refer any requests for detailed information to us as Admin, especially before we have had an opportunity to debrief on our mod list to ensure we all send the same message.

Thanks again so much for your patience and understanding. It must have been very frustrating for all of the mod team waiting to hear news!

We will keep working on our report etc as we follow due processes and will do our best to keep everyone up to speed as to how things pan out.

Great to be back! :-) I could have done with some emoticons over the last few days :lol: 8)

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Post by Little Tiggermum » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:22 pm

whats this one?? ](*,)
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Post by Andrew's Mum » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:42 pm

And I'd add
:smt011 :smt013 :smt021 :twisted: :smt062 :smt064 :smt065 :smt075 :smt083 =; :smt119 :smt096
But would like to add =D> for you all :-D

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Post by Saffsmum » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:46 pm

Little Tiggermum wrote:whats this one?? ](*,)
Oh yeah!

AM I love your list!

Also :smt073 :smt088 :smt089 :smt066

But most of all :smt032

:D S



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Post by keyfive » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:54 pm

Thank you from me too for all your hard work, peoples :)
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Post by Ebony » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:10 pm

Oh my goodness!

Well done everyone for taking care of this. :-D
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