We haven't talked for a while, hope all is well.
I sure meant no harm in my post mentioning Doak - other than to share that my feelings were hurt. Anything after that was meant toward everyone else, explaning that any idea you have should be suggest, it sure is better than just complaning or worse do nothing about.
I can think of many of you who have added forum topics, by doing so reach out to other members's hobbys and interests. I like it when a member can spend an hour or two, sometime many times a day coming back here to see what is new! That is a great feeling, a sign we are doing stuff right and then ALWAYS ready to improve through member suggestions.
I'm not mad at DOAK, I never said that, maybe he does answer many of his posts Seeya, but his timing is poooooooor. when ending this zinger in the same fashion. I'm not mad, I swear - no need to be, I was just stunned by the message as I understood it.
The first male "C" word could likely make it back, the second will not. Is it so hard to say "male Chicks" or Roosters., I mean is it necessary to pull the male C-word out and add it BECAUSE you like technical words in your posts? Give me a break - and Jerry, there are many A$$E$ around, but they are typically genetically human not donkey - is saying a female donkey so hard? I don't know, if you mean a female donkey and keep the A double S word where t belongs because it is misused probably 95% of the time. On that one I'll just play the odds :)
Farming is cataching on and the "B" word will be allowed when we have a dog kennel forum :) which won't be happening soon.
There are really secuity issues to worry about, it is easy to not understand how forum softwares are attacked - but fixes and patches come out frequent enough where any theat could occur, erasing memberships, posts, spaming, deleting replies, embedding banner ads - all kinds of stuff is always threatening a forum - phpbb is know to be the most attacked, we use SMF a much less messed with software.
I just never want to open the door because SICK PERVERTS sit out their with their NERDY hacker skills waiting to make life hard for MILLIONS - literally. Attacks are never made against BEEMASTER FORUMS, they go to all the SMF forums around the world, that is more than a million forums being tested by hackers all at the same time. We are just caught in the WAVE and you never know at what threat hacking can occur.
Hackers sure aren't getting dumber, Windows Explorer is the most attacked piece of software on Earth, everyone attacking their mail, the weeknesses in not being used as a new hub for virus activity.
Even if I let me own system SLIP with updates or virsus and firewall protection, I could unknowingly let havoc run free once I sign in as Admin. I'm always thinking about lots of things, and I know SMF word filter is not the perfect source, it is our FRONTLINE DEFENCE.
Enough said on this though. I like explaining things as best I know them, I can't give anything technical away, because I'm not good at that - I'm more the visual guy, the wording, the forums layout and names, the many sections - all the stage we perform on here. Life is a stage isn't it, we'll perfect or not, THIS is our stage and I know many people proud to soapbox and share knowledge here - all without having to through the male C-word around I might add :)