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Old 01-05-03, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Attention AOL users and herp lovers

I posted this add on AMERICA ONLINE ( AOL) TO the Host and or Moderators of this form

I am relatively new to the keeping of reptiles and have been looking for advice on many topics in relations to reptiles and amphibians. Though there seams to be many books to read I would like to try and get help here as its easier than trying to find all the books, Can you tell me first though what your credentials are I.E. Years of experience and types of animals you have kept. Also education levels. Degrees in Herpetology. Field work done, Papers written, books published and some if any lectures you have done for the scientific community. I ask these questions because it seams to me many books out there are written by amateur herpetologist with no true background of scientific knowledge. In fact many of them seam to contradict one another and I am looking for people who really know what there doing. I would assume and hope that for AOL to allow you on here you have the experience but for my animals well being I need to be sure the people I get the information from are not just amateurs with there own opinions.

Thank you for your time and response.

Now this is the respoce that i recieved

Dear Member,

Regarding your message posted at AOL Keyword: Reptiles community>Reptile Open Discussion>Re: To the Host and Moderators

In order for all members to enjoy our message boards, our community has certain standards of conduct for members to follow. Please review AOL Keyword: Message Board Product Guidelines and AOL Keyword: Home Board Standards for information on what is appropriate in our community. Based on these standards and guidelines, your post was removed to avoid disruption to the message board discussion.

Depending on the severity of the disruption, a report may have been submitted to AOL's Community Action Team for further review.

We appreciate your taking the time to read this letter. Thank you. If you have any questions or comments, please forward them to HOST PETS Mgr.


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I am not sure about the rest of you or how you feel about people giving out advice on herp care but i think that if they are giving it out where millions of people can read it they should have some basic knowledge.
All your opinions are very welcomed. also several people replied to what i wrote before AOHELL decided to pull the thread. and all were given the same TOS letter, if you want i will post what they said as well as the same borring TOS letter.

Thank you all
Scott Bice
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