Sorry for the delay. Here's how it's going to be.
This thread is NOT for discussing the morality of IVF, selective reduction, infertility, fertility drugs or any thing else along that vein. The User Agreement
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as well as
|We will not host discussions that involve explicit sexual references and are cautious about discussions on volatile topics such as abortion, religion, and race.
And, most importantly,
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If you want to discuss the TV show, positive and negative, that's fine, as long as you are within the User Agreement. If you're just in the thread for character assassination, this isn't the place for it.
I've also deleted the link and discussion on an article about the Gosselins, since the discussion centered not around the actual article, but the comments that followed it. I did this in keeping with this part of the User Agreement:
|Do not post to invite MDC members to other boards for adversarial purposes or post inflammatory information about MDC discussions at other boards, or about communities and discussions elsewhere, regardless of whether or not you link to that discussion or community. This is to maintain and respect the integrity of our own and other communities.
Finally, there were lots of threads removed, and I just don't have the time to PM everyone for edits. Sorry. It was either return the thread without asking for edits or not return it at all, and I assumed you all would prefer the latter.
PM me with any questions or concerns, and please, keep it civil.