Hi, welcome to TAO! In response to member input, and in an effort to make TAO more member-friendly and minimize moderation, we have removed the thread pre-approval process. We hope this will help the flow of conversation, but we need your help!
As you know, MDC is dedicated to Natural Family Living, and we are not specifically a debate board. Please read this to learn more about our purpose. TAO is an “off-topic” forum intended for discussion not hosted in the other forums. If your thread could go in a variety of forums, you are welcome to post in TAO. If your TAO threaddoes fit in another forum, please place it there for organizational purposes. Threads posted in TAO that are clearly suited to another forum will be moved with a redirected link to the more applicable forum. We do not plan to penalize members for misplaced threads unless it becomes an ongoing issue with an individual.
Please do not take a thread’s relocation personally. Moderators volunteer to help MDC run smoothly and efficiently so that we can all find community, information and support. Moderators are members, too, and they are here to help ensure the community’s mission is upheld and the forum’s organization is maintained. The MDC User Agreement is in effect, and participants are expected to do their part in maintaining a respectful atmosphere in TAO. If you see a thread or post that you feel is inappropriate, please utilize the report button rather than posting to the thread itself.
Vents in TAO: Please avoid negative characterizations, insults, blanket statements, condemnations of others, etc. Members are welcome to post seeking advice, opinions or suggestions on how best to handle conflict, and we welcome posts about changing attitudes as a whole and how to deal with differing views. Venting is understandable, however, we will discourage bashing. Threads that are inflammatory, hurtful or disrespectful will be removed.
Based on past experience, the following is a list of commonly misplaced thread topics in TAO:
Thanks so much for your help to keep TAO "off topic" We actively seek input as to how we can better serve your needs. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any constructive criticism or concerns. We will be fine-tuning as we go along so thank you for your patience!