This may come across as a bit of a moan, and in a way probably is, but I would rather it be looked upon as a polite post to ask people to be a little more considerate.
Most of our membership are great, kindly, generous people, and we are grateful for all the support that you give to your fellow stalkers and the SD site. However we have had a number of people who have NEVER made an introduction on the site, and yet post. When this is brought to their attention we seem to be accused of being unwelcoming. This is not the case as Admin welcome everyone. However when anyone joins this site they are reminded to make an Introduction. This was put in place to try and ensure that anyone joining is genuine and not just a troll or troublemaker with other motives.
Also we seem to have had a few people who think that selling or advertising their wares consistently or services does not warrant trade membership! This is unfair on the trade members who pay the princely sum of £10 per month to gain access to a large amount of people. Those that don't pay or forget to pay are also not helping the running of the site, and it also costs me, Alex and JAYB valuable time sorting things out. A great deal of money goes back into the sport via our bursary scheme which is helping fellow stalkers through their Level 1. Plus it also funds the running of this site, which believe it or not does cost money.
Thank you to everyone who supports the site and also to some of our outstanding traders who have offered goods and services for free to help raise funds for various causes. We look forward to another successful year with you all, I see we have now passed 14,000 members which is another milestone.
Thank you all for the support you give and for your help in making this site the best Deer Stalking site on the web.