The announcement detailed below has now been running as a global banner for one week.
The ethos of this club has always been that it is a friendly place in which you should feel comfortable to relax and share views/information on the ST marque along with other non-car related matters. It is therefore a great shame when the enjoyment of the many becomes diminished by the selfish activity of a few who seem to take pride in creating needless argument and discord thereby interfering with other members ability to enjoy the website. As members of this community, you have all agreed to abide by the published terms and conditions. Failure to do so can ultimately result in denial of access, and those terms specifically state that this sanction may be applied to anyone “who, in our sole judgement, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website.”
From this point on, disruptive behaviour of the kind we have recently experienced will not be tolerated. Anyone considered by staff to be guilty of flaming, baiting or general abuse will be placed on moderated posting for an indefinite period. If substantial improvement in behaviour is not then forthcoming, those individuals will be permanently removed from the forum. There will be no further warning."
There were unfortunately a couple of members who chose not to heed the warning, but they have been sanctioned accordingly. For everyone else, we seem to have re-established the more harmonious environment that we used to enjoy so the banner will be retired this evening.
This post will remain in place however as a gentle reminder that its terms will continue to be enforced by staff.