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Old 06-17-2020, 03:42 PM
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Dear TOTV users,

Talk of The Villages was originally created as a forum for Villagers to come together easily, and discuss happenings across the town and beyond. However, in recent months, we have seen a surge of posts that violate our site guidelines, and have impacted the general mood across the forum.

Let us remind you that posting about politics is strictly forbidden. This includes the mention of political parties, political individuals, or any political topics. Even with warnings and reminders of this rule, users continue to post about politics. We will now begin giving out one week temporary bans to any user who violates this rule. If users continue to defy this rule, longer or even permanent bans will be given.

In addition, discussion on TOTV should remain kind and respectful. Negatively directed posts are not allowed. Negative posts directed at other users will be deleted, and any user who continues to disregard this rule will be subjected to a temporary ban.

We understand that during these tumultuous times, it is cathartic to come to the forum and discuss everything happening on the news and in our community. We encourage open discussion, and welcome everyone with different backgrounds and viewpoints. To reflect this, we have decided to create a new sub-forum dedicated solely to current events and news. On this side of the forum, users will be able to discuss everything happening in the world, and those who do not wish to participate, can easily ignore this sub-forum. This sub-forum will still adhere to site guidelines, and will be moderated according to these rules. This means there will still be no political discussion allowed. All we ask from our users is respect towards each other, regardless of differing opinions, and respect towards our site guidelines.

Lastly, please note that the General Discussions Forum is meant for topics related to The Villages, Florida. This includes topics related to buying in the area, and for things related to living in The Villages. The New Members Forum is meant for new members to the site who wish to introduce themselves to everyone on the forum. If you post a topic that does not fit these descriptions, your post will be moved to the correct forum.

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Old 06-17-2020, 03:46 PM
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Got it. Thank you.
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Old 06-17-2020, 04:00 PM
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Seems like new posters with old join dates are plentiful. Seems like a number of these posters are coming out swinging. Seems like these are the individuals cause issues......like a troll, but they are not trolls because we can not call them trolls.


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Old 06-17-2020, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for your efforts....
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Old 06-17-2020, 05:54 PM
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Welcome reminder, thank you.
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Old 06-17-2020, 05:58 PM
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Glad for the efforts....there are a lot of bullys on this site. Some have been here a very long time. Both women and men. Hope this ends that.
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Old 06-17-2020, 06:01 PM
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I've been on this forum for quite a few years. It used to be better with the admins putting on rules to abide by. People seemed more respectful and kinder as a general rules. I'd same the same for our country which is quite sad, moreso for our kids and grandkids.
I think the anonymous nature of the internet feeds this, it's almost like road rage, where you say things that you wouldn't say to a person's face. Let's just play nice. All that said...

I agree with you, Admins.
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Old 06-17-2020, 06:04 PM
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Well said, Admin.
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Old 06-17-2020, 06:32 PM
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thanks for making this known to all
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Old 06-17-2020, 06:42 PM
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Thank you. Lately it's seemed like a wild west free for all around here and I was wondering if anyone was watching the store.
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:50 PM
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YES to this.
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:55 PM
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I just hope they stick by what they say and show no favoritism.
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:56 PM
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Sounds fair to me. All the hard work is really appreciated.
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Block those who fail to follow rules. End of story.
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Thank you! As a newcomer, I had begun to think the Talk was too troll infested to be usable.
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