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PlanetGarth.com
11-29-1999, 02:01 PM
PG FORUM NOTICE<P>Time to be the bad guy. There have been things brought to my attention recently that need to be addressed.<P>First things first...<BR><B>Conversation about Garth Brooks' marriage is off limits</B>. No execptions. I'm sorry it has to be this way, because I know that there is innocent talk of rumors that that the rags print and how ridiculous they are. And there are those who honestly care about GB and his family and just want to hear that all the crap they have heard is false. Let me tell you a well known secret, it is false. However, because there is such a gray area between appropriate conversation and gossip about this subject, and the likely chance that the thread will detioriate into a shouting match, the entire topic is banned. Case closed.<P>Anything posted about Garth's marriage will be immediatley deleted by the PG Forum Staff.<P><B>Keep it clean!</B><BR>The tone of several recent topics could have mistaken some that this is a porn site. Garth Brooks is a celebrity, and with that status, many females regard him as a sex symbol. However, PG is a highly respected site, and even though the authors alone are responsible for the content of their posts, Planet Garth will not lower its standards by letting this type of conversation to go on at this site. Ladies, if you want to publish your sexual fantasies about Garth go somewhere else. Garth Brooks is a happily married man. When you participate in that kind of discussion, you not only disrespect Garth Brooks, but his family as well.<P>BTW... the guys aren't innocent either. No retaliation posts that involve your favorite female singer. I think you know what I mean.<P><B>Everyone has the right to their opinion</B><BR>I feel like we've been fighting this one forever. The Planet Garth Forums are not exclusivley for the die hard Garth fans. We welcome those who have differing opinions. You don't have to like every Garth song from every album to be a Garth fan. NEWS FLASH... You can even hate Chris Gaines, and still be a Garth fan. You should be able to discuss the fact that you don't like a song, an album, or even something that Garth did, without being blasted. If there is a thread that you don't agree with, just don't have to reply to it. GB is not perfect, people should be not be punished for pointing it out. And die hard GB fans should not be "defender's of the faith", protecting everything Garth from opposing opinion. That sounds a little weird coming from a Garth Brooks supporter. But I will defend the person voicing his opinion (respectfully), rather than one who flames that person for doing so. However I am obviously not talking about those that come to this site, who are anti-Garth, just to cause trouble. Or those who are not respectful of the environment, since this IS a Garth Brooks site.<P>If you see a post that that you feel is blatently distastful, or unappropriate for this site, alert the moderator immediatley. They will take care of the situation. If you reply, you are only adding fuel to the fire, and are you are in a way just as disruptive as the originator. The best reward you can give that kind of person is the attention they crave.<P><B>That is all</B> :)<BR>I have to apologize for the fact that I have to write this at all. As is the case most of the time, 1% of the Forum population is causing the problems that get 99% of the attention.<P>I have given the Forum staff the liberty to remove or close whatever they feel is appropriate, or to remove posting privledges to those that consistantly cause problems. This is for the good of everyone here at PG. I thank Monica (the Forum Administrator), and all the Moderators for their tremendous efforts in maintaining the Forums. <P>The Forum Administrators, and Moderators are currently working on a formal PG Forum policy that will be permanently posted on Planet Garth. We believe that this will clear up any confusion about what is and isn't allowed here. As well as make things more pleasant for everyone at the PG Forums, which is the main goal of every rule we have here.<P>We will put these childish problems behind us and move on. <P>On a lighter note…<BR>There are a lot of things to look forward to in the coming months, I know the PG Staff is excited. We will be adding several major additions this winter, that together will consist of the biggest expansion ever on PG. The new Photo Shoot, allthough it was a smaller release in constrast to the future projects, is but the first in the new wave of changes coming soon.<P>Thank you<BR><B>Brandon Wiesner</B><BR>N

Teresa Morris
11-29-1999, 02:08 PM
Brandon,<P>DON'T apologize for havin to write it. You are doing what you feel is best for PG as a whole. The sad part is, as you said, having to take the action to begin with. <P>You'll always be MY Sugarbritches...and I'm behind ya 110% percent. <P>Um...I CAN still say "WOOHOO" right???? &lt;weg&gt;<P> ;)<P>TeresaN

Wendi166
11-29-1999, 02:12 PM
Very well said, Brandon. :) I agree with your decision because PG is deteriorating to the point of not being 'PG' anymore, and I'm sure no one wants to see that happen. Don't apologize for doing what has to be done. I am just saddened and sickened that this type of no-exceptions censorship has become necessary, but that is not your fault. Good luck, and keep up the good work. :)N

Paula
11-29-1999, 02:15 PM
Thank you Brandon. You, Monica and the Forum Moderators are doing a great job, and I'll be happy to see this area get back to being a fun and enjoyable place to visit.<P>PaulaN

Krash
11-29-1999, 02:17 PM
Well said Brandon. Thanks so much for all you do to make PG the classy place we all know it is! :)<P>-KathyN

Lost 'n' Garth
11-29-1999, 02:27 PM
Brandon,<BR> Just a few words: Thank you for the hard work and making this a cool place to visit!! I too must admit, it has been getting alittle weird here lately!!<P> :) CheriN

AbsoluteNJGarthNut
11-29-1999, 02:43 PM
Bravo!!<P>'nough said!!!<P>KarinN

honky
11-29-1999, 02:55 PM
VERY COOL :D<P>TommyN

BigGfan4life
11-29-1999, 02:56 PM
Thank you Brandon! :D Now I can finally feel like I'm posting at the old PG and not have to feel like I'm at the webpage for The Star or the National Enquirer anymore! :)N

luvugb0207
11-29-1999, 03:01 PM
I have to say that I have just bought this computer and hooked up with the internet. I did it because of my kids. PG Forum is about the only place I visit, and I congratulate you for setting these guidelines. Garth is a wonderful man who has given all of us a decade of the best music, tours, TV appearances, and more. This, of all places, should be a place where he is supported by his fans.N

Gator_Girl_4_Garth
11-29-1999, 03:03 PM
Thanks Brandon!<P>My sentiments exactly... and I couldn't have said it better!!!<P>Hey Teresa... I love the "SugarBritches" nickname!! <P>Let's all get back to "Garth" and leave the "Jerry Springer" material behind!! <P>The holidays are just around the corner and we need some festive cheer going on in here!<P> :) <P>Monica <BR>N

CaptMorgan
11-29-1999, 03:33 PM
Thank you Brandon.<P>You said exactly what many of us were thinking. <P>I agree with everything you said.<P>Here's to a better tomorrow and every day after that one! :)<P>SherriN

RckyMtnGirl@hrt
11-29-1999, 05:30 PM
Dear Brandon,<P>I think you and the entire PG staff are doing a wonderful job! You are all very professional and caring, and have handled this situation with style and grace. I love it here at PG and look forward to all the new additions! Thank you so much for this place :)<P>Take care & God Bless<P>CCN

T.J.
11-29-1999, 06:17 PM
I agree with everything you said! True fans want only the best for Garth and Sandy and their girls. I appreciate the standard P.G. upholds! Keep up the good work and God Bless!<BR>N

Pilgrim
11-29-1999, 08:07 PM
<B>Thank you Brandon</B> :D :D<P>BrianN

zulu
11-29-1999, 10:57 PM
Thank you Brandon.<P>Very well said. Couldn't agree with you more.<P>Zulu N

jacsan1451
11-30-1999, 02:45 AM
Thank you Brandon!! I have to say that you and the rest of the staff are doing a great job! I have to admit that a few times that I have discussed a fews topics that probably weren't in the best taste. I just have to say publicly (sp?) "I AM SORRY". So, people lets just get back to havin' some fun!!!! Jackie :) N

Ladyg
11-30-1999, 04:02 AM
No confusion here!!!! Very well said. Thanks!<P>LuvYa!<BR>DebbieN

TroyalGBfan
11-30-1999, 10:15 AM
Lovin' Brandon & the PG staff Always & All Ways...<P> :D :D :D :D :D :D :D <P>RAYLEENN

shameluzz
11-30-1999, 12:37 PM
BRANDON !<P>You are the Founder of Planet Garth,and i, along with every one else,i'm sure,appreciate the hard work you all put in to give us this Fantastic place to share our interests,with no more fan club or Believer magazine the only place we have to congregate is YOUR well created site.<P>I for one BOW to your constant commitment and that of your devoted staff,therefor i do not accept your appologies and as the sayin goes "sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind"<P><BR>Thankyou for the Service you provide.<P>RESPECTFULLY YOURS.....Danny. <P>N

Snow
11-30-1999, 01:53 PM
Well said Brandon. Thank you and the moderators for all the great things you do. This is my favorite place on the web.<P>Yours Always,<BR>DebN

G-man
11-30-1999, 01:53 PM
Thanks Brandon!<P>I am sick of all of this junk about Garth getting divorced. And the profanity. Let's get this junk out of PG.<P>Now, I'll admit that I have posted a couple of inappropriate posts related to my favorite female singer, and I am very sorry if I offend anyone. I am going to quit. I wish I would have read this post earlier.<P>Brandon this a great site! You and the moderators and everyone here are great people! :) :) :) PG is the best website on the World Wide Web!!! :)<P> JoeN

Dixie Lee
12-01-1999, 06:03 AM
Kudos to you Brandon ! ! !N

AZamy77
12-01-1999, 06:17 AM
Thank you for Planet Garth, Brandon! :) If not for you, we wouldn't have the website that Garth himself has mentioned! ;) So everyone has to remember to show respect here, and you never know who's reading in here......Garth comes to mind! ;)<P>Peace, Love, and God Bless.<BR>Amy ;-)N

#1GBfan
12-01-1999, 05:20 PM
Thanks for such a GRRREAT site. This is the only place I go other than to check me emails addys. Thanks for putting so much time and effort into this site. It's mean more to me then you guys will ever know.<P>God Bless you all, and Happy Holidays!!<BR>StephN

dreammaster
12-06-1999, 11:34 AM
Hey Brandon,<BR>There isn't really anything I can say that hasn't already been said. But I'll say it anyway. You and everyone else are doing a great job with this site. Keep up the good work.<P>dreammasterN

LVGB4EVER
12-07-1999, 05:04 PM
<B>Brandon</B><P>Very well put..I Thank-You for this site and am glad to be part of your staff.There has been way to much negativity here lately and I know how it was when I first came here over a year ago it was so much fun..then that fun went and the negativity arrived..well now it's time to get back to the reason we are all here to talk about <B>Garth</B>.<P>Happy Thoughts Guys :)<BR>Sue ;)N

Pilgrim
12-07-1999, 11:14 PM
Brandon! :D<P>What's with this???<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>posted by Brandon Wiesner (January 01, 1999 through January 01, 1900)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It says so before you click on the link to this page in the PG news forum :o<P>BrianN

SR4GB
12-10-1999, 06:44 PM
Way to be Brandon! Thanx for making PG such an awesomely fun place to visit! You should definately have never had to do this, but thanks for sortin' things out! N

PlanetGarth.com
11-28-2000, 07:18 PM
Thought this would be a good thread to bring back to the top... especially considering the date ;)N

Garthmedic
11-29-2000, 07:49 AM
Brandon-
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<br>THANK YOU!
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<br>--spud--:)N

trishaandgarth32
12-04-2000, 12:46 PM
first of all i don't agree with his marriage being off limits to talk about. 1. it's about him and if i'm not mistaken YOU said we have the rigts to our own opinion. so your being a hypocrite by saying you have the right to your own opinion, but you can't talk about this or that. just my opinion or is it wrong to say my opinions now.
<br> LeannN

gbcrazy
12-04-2000, 01:35 PM
Thanks Brandon for all you do. I agree with you 100 percent, personally I don't think its any of our business to talk about anyway so thats great.
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<br>Talk to all of you later,
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<br>TerryN

Snow
12-04-2000, 03:46 PM
Leann...
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<br>Of course it's not wrong to give your opinion. If you re-read Brandon's post you will see that he SAID that he knew most of the marriage posts were simply trying to clear up rumors and was nothing wrong. THE REASON it is off limits is because when it has been talked about, people could NOT keep from arguing about it. I don't just disagreeing. You were not here a year ago when Brandon had to say this. These were not just disagreements.... they were very NASTY fights.
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<br>That is why it is off limits. Brandon is not trying to keep anyone from expressing themselves... but it was one topic that generated way too much nastiness.
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<br>You have not been around enough to know, but Brandon is ANYTHING but a hypocrite. He's as fair as he knows to be, while at the same time trying to make PG a nice place for everyone. LIFE isn't FAIR... but Brandon tries to be.
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<br>When honest news accounts have been published, Brandon hasn't minded us talking about it then... as long as we don't start rumor mongering. In the words of Dragnet.... "Just the facts, Ma'am". Stick to published facts that have been verified by Garth or his people and there isn't a problem. Just stay away from "Nation Enquirer" type of stuff. When Brandon originally wrote the message a year ago, we didn't have any facts to discuss. Now there are a few... but not much.
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<br>Sorry to get on my soapbox for so long... and Brandon hardly needs me to defend him but I felt like I should say something anyway. He's a good person... a fair person... and not a hypocrite IMHO.
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<br><i><b>OK BRANDON... you can wipe that astonished expression off your face. You know I love ya... even if I can't stand your politics. *lmao*</i></b>N

Chris Gaines
12-04-2000, 07:13 PM
Snow,
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<br>this Guideline was November 1999... BEFORE Garth announced it. that is why the rule was in place.. cause it was only speculation. I think that rule has been relaxed since his announcement about it, since we've all talked about it since.
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<br>Jason
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Snow
12-04-2000, 09:39 PM
When honest news accounts have been published, Brandon hasn't minded us talking about it then... as long as we don't start rumor mongering. In the words of Dragnet.... "Just the facts, Ma'am". Stick to published facts that have been verified by Garth or his people and there isn't a problem. Just stay away from "Nation Enquirer" type of stuff. When Brandon originally wrote the message a year ago, we didn't have any facts to discuss. Now there are a few... but not much.I thought that was what I was saying Jason. But thanks for making it clearer. Sometimes I could do better with fewer words. :)<P>(This message has been edited by Snow)N

littlebit
12-06-2000, 07:06 AM
Thank you Brandon. :)
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<br>(And if i have said or done anything to upset anyone here on PG. i apologize.)
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<br>deAnnalynn<P>(This message has been edited by littlebit)N