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Banning BYBs?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by innoko, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. innoko

    innoko Big Dog

    I've seen a few old members on old threads banned with the subtitle "backyard breeder" or something like that...but I've seen new members posting about how they just bred their shelter mutts, to the point where the threads get locked, and they don't get banned. Why is that? Are we hoping they stick around and learn from their mistakes? Some seem beyond hope, and in my experience it's pretty dang difficult to convince people who intentionally breed mutts that they found on the street, passing them off as purebred or even specific bloodlines, that what they are doing is wrong. Just my two cents, wondering why this seems to have changed.
     
  2. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    I'm guessing that's why. Although I agree with you, I also see that if we just ban these people, they'll probably feel this site is just BS and they'll feel justified. If we can reach only one would be BYB, isn't it worth it to not ban them and give them the benefit of the doubt? The only thing we have to gain is by not having to hear from them again. If they keep their crap up, they'll get banned for some other reason.
     
  3. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    and Bingo was his name-o
     
  4. innoko

    innoko Big Dog

    Noted, good points!
     
  5. I know we have a member that had bred their dogs but after reading and learning from the forum they no longer do. The people that want to learn will and those that do not.. just wont.
     
  6. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Right. But they'll learn nothing if we ban them.
     
  7. The bold (if I did it right) :) is what I think you are talking about... I know that with at least one member.. it did.
     
  8. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    i know one of the members who was banned for this was a long time member of the site and SHOULD have known better, time after time of irresponsible breeding given another chance, and than her dog was found on Hoobly and she was banned, i think people should have a CHANCE to learn, but if they keep it up, why keep them around?
     
  9. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    I would love to see this implemented.
     
  10. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Sometimes we have to make judgement calls that aren't easy.

    As a staff, when labeling or judging someone as a BYB, we discuss it, then decide on whether a ban is in order. We don't take banning lightly here, we would like to keep all of our members, the good, bad, ugly and furry. We'll give a member repeated opportunities to redeem themselves, we offer temporary bans, and we even lift lifetime bans.

    It's just not as easy as saying 'he's a BYB, ban him.' All of you can use the opportunity to teach and share your knowledge for the 101th time. It's like ground hog day here!
     
  11. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    I don't have a problem with that, and agree with that. More often than not though, I think it's mostly a problem of simple ignorance.
     
  12. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    The only member I remember being banned for being a blatant peddler absolutely knew better, and the sire was put down after some time due to human (or maybe dog? I've heard both)aggression if I'm not mistaken, after selling many pups from a puppy sire, on Kijiji, saying it was an accident, and then opening up a BYB kennel with a website. No health, temperament, or conformation taken into consideration, just $$$. They'd been active members here for a long time, and knew a lot about the breed they were helping destroy, it wasn't innocent ignorance.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 5, 2014
  13. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Puppy

    I don't know what BYB stands for......
     
  14. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog Premium Member

    Back Yard Breeder
     
  15. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Puppy

    Ok Gotcha!!
     

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