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Sparklie!
14 October 2007 @ 03:21 pm
Hi guys.

We realize this is our second post in as many days, but we're just trying to get everyone on the same page and do this in a manner that everyone will be okay with. There was a definite negative reaction to our last post, and that's the last thing we want. We want to keep this community a welcoming place where everyone can celebrate their love for The Office, regardless of their point of view on any aspect of the show.

That being said, as you all know, there have been some posts recently where people were attacked for having certain points of view. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Every single person in this community is welcome to offer their point of view, especially if it is one that is a minority point of view. And we encourage discussion of that. BUT DISCUSSION ONLY. The minute it turns into rabid fighting over someone disagreeing with you, it becomes personal, it becomes vicious, and eventually becomes mud-slinging and personal attacks, and that is NOT welcome in this community at all, and we will take necessary steps to remove anyone who continues to behave in this manner.

In addition, there have been rumblings that we, as mods, believe that this is our show, that nothing else matters but our opinions and anyone who has a different point of view is unwelcome in this community. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. We encourage differing points of view, we do not force our opinions on anyone, and in delicate situations, we deal only with the actions of the people involved, and do not judge based on point of view at all. At the same time, however, we realize that many members have very strong feelings - and we are no exception to that rule. Some of our interactions in the past have been a result of emotional involvement on both sides which may have resulted in a negative experience, and for that, we apologize.

We want everyone in this community to be able to have a voice, and to be able to express themselves without fear of persecution based on their opinions. This is what we do. And that is all we have ever done. And we will continue to do that for as long as this community exists.

We will be disabling comments on this post. If you have a response (positive or negative), please email us at office.mods@gmail.com.