Hi everyone. A few things need to get out in the open.
Macdoc, who advertises on this site, has started a new forum called MacMagic.ca
. When this forum was brought to my attention, I have to be honest and say that I wasn't really pleased. IMHO, the site and concept is a blatant copy of ehMac. The forums are basically replicas of the forums on ehMac with different names. Members are even encouraged to keep their same ehMac names and Avatars.
I realize BBS's have been around for a long time. I was a member of MAGIC for a long time and remember Macdoc advertising and promoting his business on that forum as well as advertising other Mac User Group forums like MaUSE etc... Anyway, I could get into that, but would rather not.
Rather than having it a topic of discussion on ehMac, I decided not to have threads on ehMac about it, and actually set the board as to not show the words macmagic.ca. In hindsight, maybe this wasn't a good idea and I see now how it could be perceived as censorship. My primary reason was I really just wanted it to be a non-issue, but truthfully, also wanted to avoid people stealing members from ehMac, for which I've worked hard to get members on for over 4 years with thousands of dollars out of my own pocket to get. And to be fair, Macdoc brought some members to ehMac here as well.
Anyways, it's out in the open now. Apparently I'm a Nazi now
as well as quite a few other names.
If that's the kind of discussion that's allowed and is actually participated in by the people who run MacMagic.... knock yourself out. Very mean spirited comments by people who don't even know me nor did they even talk to me via PM or an email.
ehMac will continue to be a moderated thread with the sole purpose to keep it a friendly, civil place still with heated discussion and sharing of thoughts and opinions. I'm sorry if not having macmagic mentioned on the site was perceived as censorship and I have removed the blocking. Macdoc has an advertising contract with ehMac for a bit over a month yet, and plan to honour those terms. I do wish that Macdoc would remove negative references to ehMac from his site and remove references in his descriptions to "ehMacians".
Topics are VERY rarely moderated on ehMac and only in extremely rare cases have people been banned and in almost all of those cases the person was allowed to join again after a weeks cool off period.
I'm sure will have a topic for discussion now over the long weekend. [img]smile.gif[/img]