I have been away a few days. My girlfriend went back to Sweden and I spent some time out of town. I come back to a complete mess. Consider this fair warning. I am NOT going to tolerate anymore crap. Here are a few rules to follow. If you dont, then expect to be banned because I am not going to allow this forum to turn into some sort of immature, social gossipy, angst ridden forum. The rules are simple and I dont believe too much to ask. 1. If you have nothing "constructive" to offer when u read a piece of work, then SAY nothing. I dont want to see any more people calling people names based on something they write or just generally insulting the work. Critique it without insulting it. 2. No more swearing in the open forums. I dont wanna see ONE F U C K directed at another person or persons EVER again. If you cannot respond in a thread without using offensive language, then keep your trap shut. I am not talking about mild swearing...I am talking about hardcore words...and you ALL are smart enough to use good judgement. I am also not talking about language used within a piece of work. That is acceptable provided u include some kind of warning that it contains adult subject matter. 3. If you are having trouble with someone messaging you privately, simply put them on ignore. I have no idea what the heck has been going on in the backgrounds here that got you all so riled up, but I am seriously fed up with the crap. I dont want this to be some sort of crap soap opera forum so I am going to clean house if thats what it takes. For those of you who post your work here and do so because you love to write and love to have people read it, then i sincerely apologize that you have had to tolerate all this garbage. Report any problems to me or another Mod and they will be dealt with as quickly as possible. And again, I am terribly sorry. Let this be a final warning. Knock off the crap or reap the consequences.