12th September 2011, 05:31 PM
this section is open to public viewing...
but the Dog and Bone pub section is for forum members ONLY
12th September 2011, 06:09 PM
Thanks for the reminder for everyone. :)
The reason that is a (Non-cavalier–topic related) members-only forum is because sometimes people like to discuss sensitive issues at home, relating to family, or work that do not really belong on public view. I know people often forget that the forum otherwise is completely public and within an hour of making a post, it generally is picked up by search engines and can be easily found. it just seemed to make sense to take this one forum where people tend to discuss more personal topics that are not related to the dogs, and make it a more private space.
Hence, if you want to open up a topic that relates to anything that is not cavalier related, it can go into that forum, or likewise, anything that is of a personal and potentially sensitive nature, and so on.
This is how I have described the forum n a sticky at the top of the forum:
I made it private after many people would post about personal issues -- sometimes about family members or friends. I thought that type of information was probably better kept private.
That's all, it isn't hidden for any other reason than to give people a place they can talk about issues that sometimes are more personal and non-dog related. :)
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