We here at FSM want to take the opportunity to thank all of you who choose to spend your time here sharing your modeling experience, your personal stories, and the remarkable amount of information and advice that each of you has. And to the remarkable number of new members we have seen join in the last few months, please, make yourselves at home and known. We look forward to helping you and getting to know you.
As many of you probably know, the last few weeks have been a bit choppy due to the presence of a couple of disgruntled former members who have made multiple accounts on the Forum and used them to attack other members, the moderators, FSM, and its parent company, Kalmbach. We have worked hard to track down these multiple accounts and shut them down, with no small amount of help from many of you--you know who you are, and we thank you for your diligence.
For future reference, multiple accounts on the FSM Forum will not be allowed. If we find that a member is using multiple accounts, the first account will be moderated and subsequent accounts will be deleted. A second offense will lead to a one month ban. A third offense is permanent banning.
There is no reason to have multiple accounts on the FSM Forum unless your intent is to deceive and cause mischief. Anyone who currently has multiple accounts can contact me or Aaron via PM to have the other accounts deleted. Those who do will not be subject to the stated strictures. This offer ends at midnight on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. After that, the rules above go into full effect.
Finally, to everyone who feels the need to defend the Forum when a blatantly inflammatory post is lobbed, the best thing you can do is to let the thread die on its own. Keep modeling. Keep posting your wonderful, funny, engaging, educational posts. Ignore the negative comments. Serious critiques come off as thoughtful, not offensive. You'll know one when you see it.
Thanks everyone for your support. Have fun with your hobbies, and don't be afraid to show us what you're working on!