Dear Forum Participants,
For better and worse, the
world’s a much different place than
it was when we closed
down the forum in early September. The tragic events of September 11th
in particular motivated us to rapidly review our decision about the
forum and to get it up and running as soon as we felt comfortable with
the new format and our internal procedures. (Note: please be patient
as we shake out the last bugs during the next few weeks.)
Now more than ever, model
railroaders need a venue where they can come to discuss model trains
and related issues without fear of criticism, mistrust, and judgmental
reactions. While we’ve
admittedly had operational and participant difficulties with the forum
in the past, the new format, combined with the good intentions of the
vast majority of Atlas forum participants, will result in an
electronic community where well meaning people can gather in peace.
To help this goal, Atlas has
instituted some internal and external policies and procedures, such as
assuring the one time registration reflects a "true" email
address. In addition, our guidelines as you’ll see, have basically
remained the same, except our ability to administer the site has been
greatly enhanced by an internal moderator system which is technically
designed to quickly remove any offensive or "out of bounds"
Thank you for your patience
CEO, Atlas Model Railroad Co. Inc.
President, Atlas O, LLC.
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