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Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
01-18-2009, 02:06 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-18-2009, 02:15 AM by Caleb.)
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Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
Dear Forum Members and Friends of the Supporters’ Club,

In the past few months, it has come to our attention that one of our forum members who is also a former committee member (username mervcustom) has developed unhappiness with the structure of the forum, supporters’ club and our activities. As a result of this displeasure, we have received feedback that much has been said and criticized about our club and the committee members. While we did not wish to post this information and cause further discord, it has come to a point when it’s necessary to share this information with you. This concerns the integrity of our forum and our committee members, who have put in numerous hours of their personal time to help organize activities for like-minded United fans in Singapore.

Some of the common criticisms/feedback we have received:

• The Committee members are clique-ish
a. The committee is made up of people who are staunch United fans, who also bring respective professional qualities and passion to the team (for example, Louis, our administrator is a IT consultant who put in endless hours of his personal time and expertise to run this forum, which was also started by him. Shawal and Evelyn are running the media activities, and they themselves are both PR professionals, etc.).
b. The committee spends on an average of 10-15 hours of their personal time each month, moderating the forum, planning and organizing activities for the club, sorting through logistical arrangements with pub owners for creating a comfortable environment for match days, etc, etc. I think “clique-ish” is a wrongful characterization, we have developed strong friendships through the hours spent on managing the club activities and its issues, and would rightfully have more contact opportunities. However, many of us also have great relationships with other members of the club who have watched the games with us at Marquee and Crab Shack.
c. It would be very short-sighted of us to be “clique-ish” if our goal is to unite United supporters, this working style just does not make sense, and has never been a mode of operation.

• Unkind things have been said about mervcustom on forum threads
a. As active forum members, some of you know it takes very little to inflame a fellow forum member sometimes, as it is an impersonal way of communications. Some words are taken out of context and misinterpreted….sometimes even amongst close friends and family members!
b. If there were any inflammatory incidents or seemingly harmful words used, we believe those have been discussed and settled between the parties involved.
c. The forum will not tolerate disrespectful language used on another forum member, and will issue notes of caution to forum members who may had let their emotions get the better of them
d. If you are experiencing issues with any forum member in particular please approach your moderators or speak to any one of us on the committee. Another advice is to get some distance for a day or two to get a perspective away from the forum (we have also advised mervcustom of this approach when he spoke to the committee, although we are not sure that advice was taken).

Following a committee discussion with mervcustom, he will no longer participate in this forum and our supporters’ club activities. A consensus has been reached that he will no longer identify with and participate in our activities due to a severe difference of opinion on how things are carried out. This was a difficult decision but is one that has been mulled over for a long time, with numerous hours of discussion and attempts at resolution.

As mentioned in the beginning, we feel compelled to bring this to light because of the negativity this episode has injected the forum and club, and the lack of fairness in how information might have been presented to some of you. As a club formed by the fans, for the fans, the goal of this supporters’ club is to ensure the United fans’ voices are heard. We don’t want to start behaving like Rafa and Fergie, and we should be able to voice our opinion on the good or bad experiences without malice, gossips, and wrongful information passed on from member to member to destroy the foundation of this organization.

Our team has picked up their form in the New Year and we should do the same! Happy Holidays, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon. Please feel free to approach us with questions or comments.

Sincerely,
Committee, Season 08/09
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1) Caleb
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01-18-2009, 02:08 AM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
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1) Caleb
2) Reddevil
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01-18-2009, 02:12 AM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
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1) Caleb
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01-18-2009, 02:13 AM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
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1) Caleb
2) Reddevil
3) xjasonz
4) .leo.
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01-18-2009, 02:14 AM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
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1) Caleb
2) Reddevil
3) xjasonz
4) .leo.
5) talking-devils
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01-18-2009, 06:22 AM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
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1) Caleb
2) Reddevil
3) xjasonz
4) .leo.
5) talking-devils
6) sharooney
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01-18-2009, 11:45 AM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
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1) Caleb
2) Reddevil
3) xjasonz
4) .leo.
5) talking-devils
6) sharooney
7) Brooklyn-
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01-18-2009, 12:39 PM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
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1) Caleb
2) Reddevil
3) xjasonz
4) .leo.
5) talking-devils
6) sharooney
7) Brooklyn-
8) Kal-L
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01-18-2009, 04:10 PM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
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1) Caleb
2) Reddevil
3) xjasonz
4) .leo.
5) talking-devils
6) sharooney
7) Brooklyn-
8) Kal-L
9) o7`mufc
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01-18-2009, 05:13 PM,
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RE: Banning of forum member(mervcustom)
Ban endorsed by:

1) Caleb
2) Reddevil
3) xjasonz
4) .leo.
5) talking-devils
6) sharooney
7) Brooklyn-
8) Kal-L
9) o7`mufc
10) EMU07
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