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post #1 of 164 (permalink) Old 08-10-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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How are we feeling about the sale of the forum??

I just want to know to those of you who have been here a while, what is the overall feeling about this whole thing?? I'm pretty peeved about the whole content ownership thing. Are any of you already thinking of leaving?? I would really hate to lose this forum. I haven't been here as long as a lot of you, but I love all of you, your pups, and this forum. Just trying to figure out the general consensus??

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Not sure but I do know that I won't be posting anymore pics. I will be removing any pics I have posted in the past as well.


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I'm simply cautious at this point.

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Basically, I feel like the only one who is not paranoid here! If you read the TOS on COUNTLESS other sites where we post videos, photos, etc. they read almost exactly the same. I think everyone is getting their panties in a bunch for no reason...

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Natalie~ just checked......yep my panties are definitely not in a bunch I hope this is a good thing for the forum! I just think if they added that they would ask permission before using content, that would make things go over better.

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^ Agreed. I like the little snipped in YouTube's policy that clarifies "YOU OWN YOUR CONTENT"

I guess I feel like this could be a good thing and help us grow, but a lot of people are getting overly...something...not rude, or anything, I think just getting stressed before they have had their questions answered

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I know. I want it to help and not hinder the forum too. I still want the forum to attract the right kind of people and not the wrong ones. Sometimes over-advertising can get you all kind of loonies in here. I am opened to change if it will help us grow in the right direction and if this company is open and honest on how they are doing that.

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I did go in and delete all my private messages...that is about all..of course I don't have all the photos and videos and things most of you have on the forum. I don't know, it might be a good thing in the long run...let's just see!

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I spoke with Melissa on the phone tonight and she's really hoping everyone won't jump ship right away. She is confident that everyone (well, most everyone) will be happy with the new forum owners if given the chance.

I agree the language of terms needs to be changed. I did look around on vbulletin sites and didn't find that language. I hope to see that changed very soon. In the meantime, I'd suggest holding off on posting photos.

Can we all agree to wait a month and see what is going to happen?? We can discuss this again at that time and if things are not satisfactory to the general membership, I'm willing to look into starting a new forum. Just remember, you will be leaving ALL the information behind that everyone has worked so hard to put together. It will be a blank slate in a new forum.
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I removed all pictures I have posted as far back as it would allow me, which was only for 1 year. I didn't want to wait until it is too late.

It would have been nicer I think if the announcement had been handled a little differently. Also would have been great if this new company had considered not having such a broad TERM OF USE.

I always trusted Melissa and still do. I don't however feel a lot of trust with a company that takes over and tells us all that whatever we post here is now their property and they own the copyrights to all.
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