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  1. Welcome to Finding Clay Aiken Message board. Pull up a chair, get comfy, and introduce yourself!
  2. January 29, 2007 Well as we begin to archive and delete some threads I thought it time to take a look at the rules. We used several different board FAQs to help us create our rules and what I've discovered over the past couple years is that they don't really fit. Although we joke about the fact that as mods we really don't like to do anything, that's all it is, joking. The fact of the matter is that we haven't really had to do much because FCA has the best membership ever. The Board: This board is for fans of Clay Aiken. We are here to celebrate so hell yes it will be a bit on the angelwingy side. If you like to criticize clay 24/7 this isn't the place for you. Everything Clay does, says, sings, wears will not make you happy and it's ok to say so but do it with respect. He ain't no Jesus or a saint but he is human and is prone to mistakes like everybody else. But none of them are life threatening and shouldn't be treated as such. Just remember there is no way Clay can please his diverse fan base with each decision he makes. We are not really his girl friends so please don't play the jilted lover when he displeases you. It's not pretty. Be respectful of other members. Don't respond in anger or elevate something that could be a mere misunderstanding. If you write something on a message board there is a 100% chance that somebody somewhere will disagree with you and say so. Don't take it personally. Also keep in mind that Clay has fans in every walk of life. Don't stereotype anyone by gender, religion, age, ethnicity or sexual orientation. If you bring content from another board or news site, please cite the source. We want to give credit where it is due. Also if the source is, let's say, Page 666, we'll be able to judge it accordingly. Don't post whole articles... post a link (unless it's some kind of crazy hater that we don't want to give hits). The normal course of action is to post a link and a short paragraph from the article so we'll know what it is about. Our photo policy as follows: Photo galleries are provided to all members. You may post your own photos in your gallery. Please identify the photographer in all photos not taken by you. This is all about giving credit where it is due. Clay: OK ripped from the board philosophy: "And finally, about Clay, the reason we are here. He is the object of our AFFECTION and we would like that spirit to be reflective in your posts even if you're saying, what in the world did he do to his hair. If you are feeling an overall disenchantment, go somewhere else. Don't get in the way of our fun." I can't say this enough. If you live to pick pick pick, overanalyze the life out of everything, put the worst possible spin on everything that happens, think the sky is falling every time Clay doesn't get an invite, or I can't tell if you're a fan or a TWoP hater, then really, please, go somewhere else. There are a ton of boards out there waiting for you. Good, spirited discussion can happen without these elements. Clay's privacy will be respected and his security will not be discussed or questioned. Bottom line, Clay has some scary fans and haters. We will not help them locate Clay, his haunts, homes of his friends and family, or local grocery, cleaners, or church. If Clay has 10 bodyguards around him I'm going to assume they know something we don't and not insist he's being a diva or should be able to have a normal life. If something is posted that we feel threatens Clay's privacy or security, it will be deleted without notice. Admins/Mods: Admins and Mods are here to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Please contact one of us if you have concerns or technical problems. We will try to act in a timely and fair manner. Mods and Admins have the power to edit your post, to fix coding issues, or take out questionable content. You will be contacted by PM any time your post is edited. And finally, this is your community and suggestions are welcome.
  3. Not another message board! I know, there are tons out there already. And what I particularly love is that there is a fan community for every type of Clay fan. The diversity often astounds me. Although my main home is the Clack House, I'm one of those people that loves to check out all the Clay sites. Well it's actually my "job" and has been since I started Finding Clay Aiken. I play around in every Clay site before I add it to FCA and go back periodically to make sure ya'll are still there. So why a message board? I thought there was no way in hell I'd ever have one. But then I got a partner, Ansa, whose enthusiasm and creativity has really helped the site grow and now it seems a natural step. So, we're giving it a try. What is our philosophy? Being a Clay fan is all about FUN. This fandom shouldn't be a job or something that doesn't give you pleasure. Let's gush, and meet up, and trade pins and share experiences and listen to the voice and remember why we let this man into our lives. The Clay fan COMMUNITY is an active, giving, fun community. Oh I'm not overlooking the rivalries and bad feeling that exists as well. But you know, we have shown that we can do things together successfully. The pin frenzy has been a prime example. Thank you MommaJudy of Clayversity for getting it all started but also thanks to all the fan boards that have jumped into the fray with such gusto. But there's also fan driven initiatives like the concert ticket giveaways. Or watching as a fan board raises money to help a member see Clay in concert. And the ultimate sharing experience is the way we distribute the clack. And finally, about Clay, the reason we are here. He is the object of our AFFECTION and we would like that spirit to be reflective in your posts even if you're saying, what in the world did he do to his hair. If you are feeling an overall disenchantment, go somewhere else. Don't get in the way of our fun. We hope this board will become your second home, cottage by the lake, or weekend getaway. We want you to post about what your board is doing, share your initiatives, shake hands across board boundaries and loyalties and get to know your fellow Clay fan. This isn't a new concept. There's Claymaniac and the Official Clay Aiken Fan Club. But there's room, I hope, for one more.
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