Thanks to the Moderators!!!
One comment that I frequently hear from visitors and members of the forums at Step12.com, is how civilized, peaceful and well-mannered that we are!
Iâ€™ve heard that on some websites, there are frequent arguments, disagreements and personal jabs taken at the individual members by members.
While we have certainly had our problems here... in the past, much of the credit for the continuing positive environment goes to that Anonymous group that serves as Moderators here on our website.
The Moderators work behind the scenes monitoring the site and the messages. They insure that we try to keep this a nice place to visit, and a place that strives to carry the message of hope and help, with a spirit of peace, love and tolerance, and a genuine desire to be helpful to others.
The Moderators carry out that unfortunate but sometimes necessary service, of maintaining the integrity of our site, and ensuring our Zero Tolerance for arguments, disagreements, personal attacks, or bashing... when personalities or attitudes seem to get in the way of principles of recovery.
When one member here desires to argue, or disagree, or unduly attempt to convince another member of their views... itâ€™s handled by Private Messages and kept out of the eyes of those who visit the Forum. If one member has something that they might like to say to another member... that may not be kind and courteous.... they express it through a Private Message.
When we have something to say, that may be unkind, harsh, rude, controversial, or that may be offensive... we control ourselves... or we hear from the Moderators. When we have anything to say, that may be unkind about anyone or anything... we exercise that same self-control.
Step12.com is not a typical website and our forums are not typical. This website is for people that love A.A., that love being of service... in the A.A. way, and we strive to not be controversial, political, or harmful to anyone in any way.
So.... I thank all of you Moderators for the fine job that you do, and for your willingness to serve in ways that Iâ€™m sure are not always pleasant!!!!
And, I thank the rest of you... for the quality of your sharing, your cooperation with our guidelines, and for your efforts to keep this a great place to be!