Hi I'm Glen. I'm the one who pulls the strings behind the scenes to bring Pugslife to you.
In recent weeks, we have had a couple of people join Pugslife and send messages to many of you with links to adult websites. As Pugslife continues to grow in popularity, it is inevitable that we will see this increase.
Pugslife is an open site. We don't do any kind of filtering of who joins and what they post. This system works because of wonderful people like you who notify us immediately when inappropriate content is found. Once we are notified, we ban the person right away.
This may lead to instances where you receive a message and click on it only to find a "page not found" error. You are seeing this because once a person is banned, all the content they posted is deleted.
At this time we would rather avoid implementing any kind of filtering system where content is approved before posted. This would increase our costs of operating the site. Since this site is just a labor of love, we'd like to avoid that if possible!
Should be we forced to do content approval, another possible alternative is to recruit a few reliable volunteers from among the members to work together as site administrators and do this for us.
I would appreciate your thoughts and comments. Thanks for listening and thanks for making Pugslife such a wonderful community.
I think you are all doing a fantastic job and as you mentioned, there will always be someone out there to try and ruin things. I think there are quite a few "Pug Eyes" watching, so those people better beware! heehee