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JennaGlatzer
09-11-2006, 02:24 AM
I just added this to the Newbie Guide and wanted to point it out here. (I'll also copy it to the Water Cooler Changes and Announcements board.) The mods do care about this, and can't do anything if we don't know it's going on, so...
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT is NOT tolerated here! If someone is making you feel uncomfortable by PMs, e-mails, chat, or on the boards, please tell a mod. This has rarely been a problem here, but has cropped up from time to time when a member has made inappropriate sexual remarks, asked for private critiques of erotic or porn writing, attempted to steer chat room conversations into... uncomfortable directions, pressed members for personal info about their appearance or sexual preferences, etc. We may take action ranging from talking to the person about borderline behavior to permanent banning (or even reporting to proper authorities if we suspect illegal activity such as soliciting a minor or stalking), depending on the situation. Please do forward PMs that you feel are inappropriate, and let us know how you'd prefer for us to intervene.

Maryn
09-11-2006, 03:57 AM
Sheesh, Jenna, I said I'd stop sending you my special messages, but no-o-o!

Maryn, glad to see this addition

Stew21
09-11-2006, 04:21 AM
you don't have to stop sending them to me, Maryn.

JennaGlatzer
09-11-2006, 04:38 AM
:e2smack:

SpookyWriter
09-11-2006, 04:40 AM
I wouldn't mind one. Nobody writes me sex stuff. :cry: Unless you consider DC wanting to spend time alone with me.

jchines
09-11-2006, 04:46 AM
Thanks, Jenna. There's been a bit of a discussion about this issue in SF/F fandom and writing circles lately. It's encouraging to see this here.

PattiTheWicked
09-11-2006, 04:47 AM
Hey, Spooky, I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

tiny
09-11-2006, 04:53 AM
I wasn't harrassing him, I swear, he likes me.

KTC
09-11-2006, 04:54 AM
It's actually terribly sad that this had to be added. Again, it makes me wonder what kind of world we live in. I hope this doesn't mean that somebody had a bad experience here. How sad.

billythrilly7th
09-11-2006, 04:55 AM
Thank you. Frankly I couldn't take much more from these members towards me....


when a member has made inappropriate sexual remarks,

English Dave.


asked for private critiques of erotic or porn writing

English Dave.


attempted to steer chat room conversations into... uncomfortable directions

English Dave, Bottomless cup.


pressed members for personal info about their appearance or sexual preferences, etc.

English Dave.

I love you guys but enough is enough!!
:)

Bartholomew
09-11-2006, 04:55 AM
My work here is done.

Sorry ladies. :p

DamaNegra
09-11-2006, 04:55 AM
It's actually terribly sad that this had to be added. Again, it makes me wonder what kind of world we live in. I hope this doesn't mean that somebody had a bad experience here. How sad.
I hope it never happens again, for I know it has.

SpookyWriter
09-11-2006, 05:09 AM
Well if it ever happens again then I'll just have my ex-wife stalk them for a couple weeks. ;)

Alan Yee
09-11-2006, 05:13 AM
Well if it ever happens again then I'll just have my ex-wife stalk them for a couple weeks. ;)

Bwahahaha. If I ever have someone try to solicit me, I think your ex-wife just might come in handy. She should waste her energy on stalking him (her?) instead of hounding you.

;)

JennaGlatzer
09-11-2006, 05:14 AM
In all seriousness, I'll just add this: If someone is being inappropriate with you, even if you feel like you can handle it, I'd appreciate if you'd tell us anyway. It's been my experience so far that it's NEVER been in isolation here-- a person who is being creepy to one person is being creepy to others, and it helps for me to keep an eye on someone if there are signs of this.

writerterri
09-11-2006, 05:29 AM
I guess I'm taking my web cam back.


Darn.

DamaNegra
09-11-2006, 05:32 AM
Jenna, I want to stalk Alan, can I? Just a little, please?

triceretops
09-11-2006, 05:38 AM
Doh!

Tri

JennaGlatzer
09-11-2006, 05:39 AM
Yes, Dama, you can have special permission to stalk Alan. Just a little.

deacon
09-11-2006, 05:43 AM
hey spooky, go stalk yourself!!

DamaNegra
09-11-2006, 05:47 AM
Yes, Dama, you can have special permission to stalk Alan. Just a little.

:hooray:

Alan Yee
09-11-2006, 05:57 AM
Jenna, I want to stalk Alan, can I? Just a little, please?

Actually, I wouldn't mind being stalked by a hot princess. Bring it on. You're such a cute little stalker.

:D

Ol' Fashioned Girl
09-11-2006, 06:06 AM
I just love it when compromises can be reached. :)

DamaNegra
09-11-2006, 06:06 AM
Actually, I wouldn't mind being stalked by a hot princess. Bring it on. You're such a cute little stalker.

:D

Oh yeah :tongue

Soccer Mom
09-11-2006, 06:06 AM
Aw! Our teenagers are stalking one another. I feel so proud.

TwentyFour
09-11-2006, 06:23 AM
LOL, better they stalk one another than have a grown up do it...

(goes back to secretly stalking everyone)

SpookyWriter
09-11-2006, 06:53 AM
hey spooky, go stalk yourself!!I would, but I ain't that interested. :D

robeiae
09-11-2006, 07:43 AM
Trish makes me feel cheap.

















And Ray makes me feel like a woman.

persiphone_hellecat
09-11-2006, 07:51 AM
Aw! Our teenagers are stalking one another. I feel so proud. The scary part is I think they know more than we do, Mom.

I promise to stalk Billythrilly the night the Yankees win the Eastern Division ... He probably won't recover in time to watch the World Series.

aadams73
09-11-2006, 01:34 PM
Aw! Our teenagers are stalking one another. I feel so proud.

*sniff* It's just too adorable.

Stew21
09-11-2006, 04:14 PM
Trish makes me feel cheap.



cheap? CHEAP? I've gone above and beyond the call to make you feel special, and worth every penny. :)

(he started it.)

Bmwhtly
09-11-2006, 04:21 PM
Trish, why am I not surprised that I'd find you in a thread about sexual harrasment?

hmmmmm...

Stew21
09-11-2006, 04:22 PM
Everyone in the house of love is here at heart, Ben. ;)

because what we do to each other there isn't harrassment, it's mutual. :)

alleycat
09-11-2006, 04:22 PM
When I first read this post my first thought was "I wonder how many perverted replies she will get to this from the gang?" And . . . I was right.

StoryG27
09-11-2006, 04:29 PM
Newbs, if conversations with sexual undertones offend you (oh, who am I kidding, it's blatant), you might want to steer clear of the House of Love. The ladys try to keep the gents under control, but it just never works.

TeddyG
09-11-2006, 04:36 PM
kind of sad that this warning had to be put up...

but yeah stay away from HOL that is for sure...
I cant even look at what those people say half the time...perverts..all of em

alleycat
09-11-2006, 04:38 PM
The lady's try to keep the gents under control, but it just never works.
Yeah, right.

StoryG27
09-11-2006, 04:45 PM
Yeah, right.
See, even he agrees.

:tongue

rhymegirl
09-11-2006, 04:46 PM
Not to be a nitpicker, but I thought there was only one "r" in harassment.

Bmwhtly
09-11-2006, 04:48 PM
Not to be a nitpicker, but I thought there was only one "r" in harassment.That IS nitpicking. prefacing it by saying your not a nitpicker doesn't change it.

It's like saying "I'm not a witch" just before turning the nearest prince into a frog.

StoryG27
09-11-2006, 04:48 PM
but yeah stay away from HOL that is for sure...
I cant even look at what those people say half the time...perverts..all of em
Oh puh-leeze! http://smilies.vidahost.com/contrib/sarge/Whatever_anim.gif

alleycat
09-11-2006, 04:51 PM
Not to be a nitpicker, but I thought there was only one "r" in harassment.
How many "r's" in wabbit?

Nitpicker!

rhymegirl
09-11-2006, 04:51 PM
That IS nitpicking. prefacing it by saying your not a nitpicker doesn't change it.

It's like saying "I'm not a witch" just before turning the nearest prince into a frog.

Well, all I can say is I used to be a proofreader and this is a writing board. Just trying to help out.:)

aadams73
09-11-2006, 04:52 PM
Not to be a nitpicker, but I thought there was only one "r" in harassment.

Double the "r" for double the fun.

(need more coffee here)

rhymegirl
09-11-2006, 05:03 PM
How many "r's" in wabbit?

Nitpicker!

Zero.

Bmwhtly
09-11-2006, 05:07 PM
How many "n's" in banana?

kristie911
09-11-2006, 05:21 PM
I cant even look at what those people say half the time...perverts..all of em

This from the king of perverts. :D

Perverts...pphhhfffttt...I never seen no stinkin' perverts! We're just very friendly!

TeddyG
09-11-2006, 05:22 PM
HEYYYYYYYYY Kristie...where ya been???????
Missed YOU....:)

oswann
09-11-2006, 05:25 PM
Does this include talking about boobies?


Os.

Soccer Mom
09-11-2006, 05:25 PM
It's sad. Teddy is trying to lure more women into the HOL.

TeddyG
09-11-2006, 05:26 PM
It's sad. Teddy is trying to lure more women into the HOL.

The more the merrier....:D

Soccer Mom
09-11-2006, 05:30 PM
Naughty boy!

:D That's why we like you.

TeddyG
09-11-2006, 05:32 PM
So Mommy of the Soccer team ... (yeah I changed that around but I still am being polite!) When are we going to be able to rake you over the coals at HOL? This should be fun...:D

I will of course protect you from all the perverts there....
You can just hold my hand.....heehehehehehhe

StoryG27
09-11-2006, 05:35 PM
I will of course protect you from all the perverts there....
You can just hold my hand.....heehehehehehhe
She's too smart to fall for that old trick.


Wish I had been as smart.

Bmwhtly
09-11-2006, 05:35 PM
Soccer Mom: Run Fast, Run Far.

TeddyG
09-11-2006, 05:36 PM
oh the peanut gallery wakes up!
Just you wait guys...just you wait

Revenge shall be mine!!!!!!!!

Soccer Mom
09-11-2006, 05:39 PM
Just a word of warning. This Soccer Mom wears cleats. They make us a little tougher down here in the lone star state :D

TeddyG
09-11-2006, 05:42 PM
The cleats thing is worrisome I will admit. But I think a day or so at HOL will have you in jammies...at least that is what SG claims....

SC Harrison
09-11-2006, 06:10 PM
I guess I'm taking my web cam back.


Darn.

Nooooooo!

Perks
09-11-2006, 06:37 PM
I know it's almost irresistable to cut up, but I'm pretty sure Jenna was serious about this thread. No need to turn it into HOL-lite.

A place for everything and everything in its place.

GPatten
09-11-2006, 07:23 PM
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:e2smack:

Gotíta love this place.

As they say in the South, that puts the hay down where the horse can get it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/pattengr/OldSeaCaptain.jpg

Guess Iíll have to stop sending private messages to the pretty young things, all of them.

Is that what stalking is?

JennaGlatzer
09-11-2006, 10:31 PM
Yeahhh, I'm gonna close this.