Recently I've noticed that a lot of the members of gunnergirls are not actually Arsenal fans or support multiple teams. It is part of community rules that closed membership means that only gunner fans will be permitted to join the community. However, I'm sure that none of the members in this community or the mods mind if someone joins the community to perhaps learn more about Arsenal or maybe is a fan of one of the players but not the whole team. None of the MODs or members feel the need to deny anyone membership into this community. But I think that all members who are not Arsenal fans first and foremost need to be warned that since this is an Arsenal community the gunnergirls have every right to say whatever they please in this community no matter how biased towards Arsenal their comments may be.
I just want all members of this community to know that when I created this community I did it so that Arsenal fans would have a safe place to say whatever they feel, no matter how biased it is towards Arsenal. The reason the community is members only is so that the fans wouldn't have to hold back what they want to say and censor their comments because they don't want to offend fans of another team on their flist. gunnergirls is a safe haven (for the lack of a better word) for us to express our opinions about Arsenal freely.
When it comes to game time, we have match spams and it's not uncommon for us to possibly say negative things about teams that we are playing against or for any of our members to say something negative about another team at any time within this community. I don't want there to be any hurt feelings for what the gunnergirls have said so I ask that if you are a member of this community who either supports another team or supports other teams along Arsenal, make sure that you are able to handle such commentary from this community and that you will not be hurt by anything that is said against your team by another member of this community.
We're glad to have you all as members of this community and our MOD teams works hard every single day to deliver the posts that you expect to see every day. We just all want this to be a welcoming environment for all members. If you're not a gunner fan but you're here to perhaps see what being a gunner is all about then I'm really glad you're interested in Arsenal! But when it comes down to game time, gunnergirls are allowed to gloat when we win and bitch about another team when we lose so in order to save us all from the needless LJ-drama, please reconsider whether or not you want to be a part of this community when it comes down to that.
Thank you for your time and co-operation. I really hope that didn't come of as a bitchy statement and you all understand where the other MODs and I are coming from when we raise this concern.