Dust has posted this so that it's clear and visible to everyone who's a part of TG.
What I'm here to say is that what happened, happened. It was addressed by myself and the rest of the staff at the time and we're now working together to resolve some of the issues which lead up to the incident which, admittedly, I dropped the ball a while back and didn't catch a few things which might have prevented it from happening. That said, we've all made poor decisions and rash choices at times. Like it or not, that's part of our nature as humans, to whatever degree that we are. It happens.
While Dust's poor choices did lead to strife and I'm sure some hurt feelings, that does not take away from the years of stalwart dedication he has offered and continues to offer this forum and it's extended community.
What I'm here to address is the grumbeling that's going on in the shadows, which I've been made aware of and am none too pleased about.
I won't get into who or where but I want it to stop here and now. Everyone here deserves the common courtesy and basic dignity of being respected and treated as they would like themselves to be and I don't know of a single member who would want someone whispering about them behind their back.
Dust doesn't deserve it, lord knows I've had books written about me by people who were too afraid to say it to my face and I don't deserve it, nor do any of the rest of the staff who contribute a great deal of our lives and a good portion of our finances to keep this place up and running and give back to the members of this community, period.
If anyone has an issue with another member here, be they staff, special member or whatever the case may be, I know I've said it a thousand times by now, my PM box is always open and I will
address the issue as fair and non-biased as I possibly am able to. I can honestly say the same for the rest of the staff. If you don't feel comfortable going to a particular member of our mod team, there's enough of us that sooner or later, you should feel comfortable talking to at least one of us about whatever is going on or if that's still not an option, please don't hesitate to bring the issue up to one of our pup reps or even one of our special members if they wish to relay a message.
My bottom line is that none of us are here to cause trouble for anyone else, nor do we wish to. We are those who seek only to serve and to guide if we can, to give and to help. Sometimes, we have bad days, bad weeks, bad months, it happens but that's why there's more than one of us.
Please help us maintain Therian Guide as a safe haven for all.
We have dealt with the issue regarding Dust's behavior and we are now working with him towards the future.
Let us not dwell in cold, blackness of night but keep our eyes forward to the horizon of a rising sun and with it, a new day.
Thank you, all