Mu-43.com has always been a helpful, friendly place for Micro 4/3 users. We've had a long list of admins, moderators, and senior members who set this example, and the community developed accordingly. Being nice has literally been part of our Terms of Service since day 1. Lately it has occurred to us that the vibe here has been less friendly. Like any active forum, we get a lot of new members, and some have experienced other forums where aggressive or otherwise discourteous behavior is either allowed or ignored. Although everyone said "I agree" to our TOS when they joined, we know that not everyone reads it or thinks we mean it. We mean it. Anyone who participates here is expected to communicate with others on the board as you would if you were speaking face to face. If you like this site and believe that it's important for everyone to be nice, friendly, and helpful, then please help us keep this place on track. Set a good example, and avoid returning like with like when someone else is aggressive or rude. Feel free to point out when someone's comments are out of line with the expected behavior in this forum. You can do so with your own reply in a thread, but we also encourage you to report such posts by clicking on the icon above the post. This alerts all site moderators to the post. We will be sending notices of TOS infractions for posts which violate our policies. If you receive such a notice and don't agree that your post was rude and/or unfriendly, then take our notice as an indication of what we mean in the TOS. These infractions are not visible to other members - they are a private notice between the moderators and the person who receives them. We can't expect everyone to share our opinion of what is desirable, but we can set an expectation for what is acceptable on this site. Mu-43.com is still a nice and friendly place where members are helpful to one another. We appreciate everyone's help in keeping it that way. -Your Mu-43.com moderator team (Amin, Nic, and Kevin) --- PS - We regret that this message may come across as patronizing. The majority of our members didn't need this. However, after a few months of noting this change to our community tone, we decided it was necessary to say something to make a change.