Using Miscellaneous Chat
Recently there have been several threads of a serious and personal nature posted in the Miscellaneous Chat and Community lounge area. The Moderation Team would like to remind forum members that the Miscellaneous Chat board and the Community Lounge are intended for light banter and not as a place to discuss serious, personal or disturbing issues. You should seek out an appropriate forum specializing in that particular topic where you can receive specialized advice or for medical issues including mental health a doctor.
For your own safety we also advise you to only use your forum name in reference to yourself and other members. Please ensure that you don't disclose any personal information that could leave you at risk or open to harm or could identify you and cause action to be taken against you.
Although we do appreciate that sometimes members want to share their problems and we are very grateful to our thoughtful community who support and provide advice we do feel that in most instances the needs of the original poster would be better served elsewhere. Please remember this is a Hamster forum and the main issues discussed should be hamster related. The community lounge is not a private area either as any member with more than 4 posts can read this. The other boards are freely available to the general public without being a member so in posting here your information would be available to anyone.
We hope you will understand. Threads may be removed if the team feels that they are of this nature and please do not hesitate to report posts you feel are inappropriate.