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Reminder! Personal Conduct!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Vicki, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member

    A. Forum Use
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    Feel free to read the rest Person Conduct Policy here!

  2. carly

    carly Pup

    excuse me what is this reminder of personal conduct for? i have never even posted on this site.ive been on here 3 times.this being my 3rd now.

    MISSAPBT Top Dog

    This post is a reminder for all members.

    10-4 3MTA3 :D
  4. rallyracer

    rallyracer CH Dog

    this was not directed at any one particular person-if it were they would be notified. it is a general reminder to all members

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