Saturday 3 May 2003 2.25pm
Various things were posted in the original thread which were not in accordance with the forum rules, and concerns were raised about a number of postings when viewed in the light of the rules.
As the rules in their current form were introduced AFTER the Wicked thread began, it was difficult to unpick the 'OK' posts from the unacceptable ones, and would have required heavy editing
There is clearly an appetite for further discussion of this sensitive issue but I think a fresh start is desireable so we can break the cycle of tit-fot-tat responses to what was posted previously and have a mature discussion of these matters without any name-calling or other unreasonable allegations.
Please refrain from further discussion of Wicked until I give the all-clear next week.
Above all, I would appeal to all the forum contributors who wish to comment on this subject to do so in a mature and reasonable manner, without causing undue offence to those involved in the subject under discussion, or your fellow forum members who may take a different view from your own.