Fall Colors 2006: Enforcer! II

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We hate to do this, but this is a little note to say that we've been keeping a close eye on the comments and voting in this contest and are aware of some funny business going on. Yesterday we uncovered one person who had been slinging mud and posting under many, many different names on all four Home sites, generally adding a lot of negative buzz and fanning flames that are better put out with water. There were over 100 comments and over 50 aliases.

In response, we blocked their IP address and stripped out ALL their comments, which some of you noticed.

It bums us out to do this, but - as we've said in the past - we reserve the right to come down hard on anyone who is abusing our community forum and don't do it very often. We feel it's fair to tolerate a certain amount, but sometimes it's too much.

We also thank our readers for keeping us informed if there is any nastiness which we may not be noticing.

This is, after all, about inspiring and helping folks to make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy, and that's enough work already.

Best, Maxwell

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.