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DieselPlower, June 7, 2016 in Equipment and Water Care
Perhaps someone needs to come up with a "Forum Decorum" thread.
I skimmed thru this thread and i say ccongrats to DP on finding someone.
Ok so she "treats goldfish badly" according to us. Dedicated goldfish owners.
But to the average Joe what she had done is acceptable. Everywhere you look on tv magazines etc etc you see goldfish in a bowl.
So she thinks its right.
Bit attacking someone about it will just scare them off, they wont listen to a thing you say and just discount you as "that crazy person".
If you're passionate about something that's great. But do remember. Not everyone shares your views. So you need to cut some slack and try to slowly and non offensively educate them.
Telling someone they're horrible and that they're a bad pet owner isnt going to get you very far nor help the pets.
Its comments like some that i saw above that keeps alot of people away from forums.
Being told the new (super expensive) tank they just bought is crap and useless and they're not fit to own fish etc is not going to make them all of a sudden go out and buy a 200gallon 8 foot tank for what some people see as a bunch of $1 fish for their kids.
You need to go about it the right way. Dont forget everything said here is visible to the public eye on google. So bickering and arguing between each other does not do tje forum anygood. Nor the uniformed average fish owner.
I wont tell you how many people ive spoken to that have told ne to steer clear of this forum due the "Crazy psycho's" on here.
I just tell them its a bunch of passionate fish owners.
But yes a Sticky/pinned "Forum Decorum" thread note may be needed to explain to people how to talk to other members and new comers etc in each section and also explain how to approach and explain to the uneducated on how to help them without offending them.
The idea is to help the forum grow. Not shrink into non-existence.
Apologies for the rant.
Best of luck DP.
9 are in my 125 gallon
How about 'dem photos?