A fair question showme. First, I locked the sticky because it's just an announcement and did not wish it to become a catalyst for more argument. Again, just a simple "Be Nice" request.
Yes there have been a couple complaints. No we can't (and do not want to) read what is in the PM's. The system is not set up that way, it's just a simple board program. We can neither confirm nor deny the authenticity of a PM even if forwarded because anything can be cut and pasted. And again, we don't want to! The 'be nice' request was made as it's the easiest manner of trying to put an end to this, as in "Please do not harass another member either publicly or privately", period. So to your question asking why was it pointed out? Because there was a problem and even though it would be near impossible to enforce, we wish everyone to know that it is our desire that the spirit of our courtesy policy cover all areas of this forum.
Everyone has the simple abillity to delete a PM without reading it or to delete it and ignore the sender if they do not like it.
The committee would love nothing more than to have not a single thing to review
We do not wish or desire to have to deal with other peoples problems but we have volunteered to monitor and discuss the occasional bad situation as it arises for the good of the board, not not out of any self interest or any other motivation whatsoever. We all have lives and these things take a lot of volunteer time. We have put in about a years worth this week
Peace and fragrant smoke to all!
These are horrible times and all sorts of horrible people are prospering, but we must never let this disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to annoy and hinder them at every turn.