Good morning Orchid,
I am not accepting further posts beyond this note to the “CAD in our
If you have contributed and have not seen your post distributed but
still feel that you have something constructive or informative to
add, please do it in a new thread.
I must addmit that I am becoming concerned about the tone of a whole
group of postings that have gone through Orchid recently.
Please allow me to clarify my position on this matter. I do not take
sides on the issues presented within the forum, but it is my job to
monitor and contain the interactions that will then be broadcast
across the form. We have more than 13,0000 subscribers out there,
from all over the world, with different levels of tolerance, who log
in once a day to read postings on gem and jewelry related matters.
It is not my intent to constrain or censor your comments. It is, on
the other hand, my job to keep the forum healthy and maintain the
integrity of the content.
I must ask each one of you to excercise some restraint with regards
to your postings, to stick to the general guidelines of netiquette
and the forum’s rules.
It is perfectly fine to disagree with people publicly, but be
careful how you do it. For example, if you think someone is giving
wrong on a particular subject, it may be fine to say
"this idea is wrong," but it is over the line to say “you are
No personal attacks will ever be allowed on Orchid. I am asking you
to stay with us, and to help maintain the spirit of Orchid and
Ganoksin that support jewelers worldwide for almost 20 years.