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NYC_SKP's Journal
NYC_SKP's Journal
September 26, 2012


My new friend from two plus weeks ago, free dog from a family I met at a flea market that cared enough to find a home for her.

Fierce and awesome, we have not picked a name. Probable a Westie/Silky mix...

September 9, 2012

It is what it is: a better commercial model probably lacking the soul of the original DU.

Original Subject Line: ATTN: Skinner and EarlG who will, no doubt, compose a thoughtful response.

Visitors to the Meta-discussion forum will have noticed a lot of discussion concerning access by former DU2 moderators to their moderator forum.

This is no secret to anyone who continued to visit both forums, something which is possible to this very day.

There are, however, details about the process of moderation and the access that mods might have had to member information that can ONLY BE ADDRESSED by the administrators.

The reasons for this are:

A: The moderator confidentiality agreement posted here and pasted below prevents any of us from discussing anything that MIGHT go a long way toward calming nerves and restoring confidence.

B: Moderators were not insiders, we don't know what the admins think, and in the end they own the site and are the ones who should answer to any concerns of the membership.

In closing, I sincerely hope that the administrators will find time to do their best to answer any and all concerns, especially as they relate membership information privacy and to the transition time between DU2 and DU3, and the access that moderators were provided until yesterday, and why.

Because we can't explain it without breaking the rules we've agreed to abide by, in perpetuity.

Thanks to Call Me Wesley for finding what I believe is the most recent form of the agreement.

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