Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Florida
This thread is getting ridiculous.
Willy, I really like reading your posts, I enjoy seeing pictures of your dogs (yes, Jinks too!).... I think you have some great advice many times, you are always very helpful to many here... and I am sure this is not how you intended this thread to go. So please don't take this personal, this is not even personally directed at you... just the way this thread is going in general.
But come on people! This is a GSD forum. All other breeds, mix/pb, rescue/breeder, even other species are allowed on every single section except the photo contest and urgent rescues. How is that considered not "welcoming"? We answer all your questions, comment on all the pictures in "Pictures, Pictures, Pictures", and share your struggles with training and health! Just because your other breed dog can't be in a photo contest for the picture on the FRONT page of a GSD forum?! Really?!
I'm sure if you go to a Ford forum... you wont see a Dodge on the front page! Both are very similar types. Both American brands, both known for their trucks and muscle cars over the years, and BOTH cars draw the same type of crowd generally (though they do fiercely dislike each other most times). But, WHY would they put another brand on their FRONT page? That's what draws people to the site. This site is drawing in German Shepherd Dog owners.... Not Mali owners... that's not the primary reason for this forum. They are most definitely welcome, and most here have them with their GSDs... or want them. But that's not the actual point of this forum... GSDs are. That's why we are all here.... we love the breed! Whether we own them, want them, or just like them.... we come here for them.
That, in a way, is exactly what people are asking for on this thread. Makes no sense. If the front picture is going to be a Mali, then why don't we just add one to the banner... then at that point, we might as well change our name, url, and everything around the whole Forum. And then we also might want to start adding even more breeds.. because... well, just can't allow ONE different breed. Unless they make this the GSD&Mali forum.... But then... another thread like this will eventually come up... just for another similar breed. Can't win, can't make EVERYONE happy... that's impossible.
I think people, instead of getting insulted, hurt, angry, and saying some crazy things... should just step back and REALLY think about this. It's just insane. I've owned other breeds, heck... my family bred, trained, and SHOWED a whole 'nother breed growing up.. and way before me, my grandmother did the same with another breed.... I have a MILLION pictures of them... but I would never say they should be included in the photo contest for GSDs on a GSD forum. I'll share stories about them and pictures... but, I'm not going to argue them into anything that is stated GSDs only, because I am on this specific forum.
I think a wonderful idea was shared here by a few. Obviously, there are many people who want a Mali forum and can't find a good one... well... there must be some sort of internet savvy person on here that could start one. Or maybe try out Mrs.K's suggestion..... sounds like a good way to go and something new to try out. If not... then maybe find other pet photo contests through out the internet. I always see different companies running them... especially on FaceBook. Maybe try that? All breeds are welcome, and most of the time... all species are welcome!
Some of these posts are just silly. Please everyone stop bickering, and see why the Mods and owner of this forum just can't do this. Once water starts leaking, it eventually leads to a flood.
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