WE NEED YOUR HELP---IT IS ONLY GOING TO TAKE 30 SECONDS
(We know, you have heard that before. Well this time it is true.)

VISITORS AND MEMBERS, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS READ THE FOLLOWING.

For several weeks the moderators (mods) have been hashing and re-hashing the political and religious aspects of the Family Woodworking C of C.

THE PROBLEMS

Some members feel that our rules are too lax.
Some members feel that our rules are too stringent.
Some members feel that the rules are not uniformly enforced.
There is a feeling that member A gets called out about a statement, while member B does not get notified about the same problem.

THE CURRENT SITUATION

The mods have been spending more time on the problem than every thing else they do. (Especially the religious aspect)

I believe that most, if not all mods, have had to make decisions based on the C of C that run contrary to their own personal feelings.

Some of the mods have lost sleep because of churning over the various aspects of the problem.

The mods are aware that there are no rules that we can write that people cannot get around, either by accident or on purpose.

We want to keep the C of C as simple as will work. We remember that a famous person, years ago made the statement some thing like, Every law / rule made to solve a problem will create at least two more problems.

We have some very devoutly religious members (of many faiths) and we have some members who easily can cuss a blue streak. These members do control themselves when they post on FWW. We sincerely wish everyone else would try to do this also.

The main thrust of FWW is woodworking. Equally important is, Family. You should be pleased to have your children read anything on the threads. Equally important: It does not matter if you are a Democrat, Republican, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Atheist or any religion. FWW does not care what color skin you have, where you live, how much money you make or how skilled you are at woodworking.

No one should proselytize another on FWW or offend otherwise by swearing, name calling, etc.

The mods are trying to make an initial decision on this by Friday Sept 16, in case it affects your voting for new moderators.

This thread is duplicated in the "Off Topic" section. We want as many people as possible to see it.

Thank You