Ling here's the post by Karen who has been a member for a long Time.
Hi all just thought I would provide a little history about the MonkeyHeads and our philosophy.
Early in 2008 Carnival had a beta version of their Carnival Connections, where people could post their thoughts about Carnival and cruising. So someone posted a NEGATIVE post about Carnival, they had cruised with Carnival and had a terrible cruise, they told everyone not to waste their money on Carnival. When some of us tried to find out what was so awful they wouldn’t or couldn’t provide any details just said Carnival wasn’t worth the money. So some of us posted that we would be happy to waste our money on Carnival and one person said they would waste their money buying Coconut Monkey Head drinks….well that started it all pretty soon we had our own thread and over 300 people in the Coconut MonkeyHead Wasters Club. It was easy to join, all that was required was enjoying cruising with Carnival, having fun and a POSITIVE attitude. Next thing you know we were planning a cruise on the Carnival Dream for 2010. Several members came to the forefront some of them lasted some of them didn’t but we always kept a positive spin on everything. Well we are now about to head out on our third MonkeyHead cruise and we still have that POSITIVE attitude.
That means we avoid politics, either in the group or in general. But let’s face it politics are a part of life and will come up, and everyone is entitled to their political beliefs but being MonkeyHeads we express those beliefs in a supportive manner and respect the beliefs of our friends. We do not bash, belittle or demean anyone whether we dislike them or not, and we certainly don’t do so in a public forum. Now I hope I’m not stepping on anyone’s toes speaking for the group, but I’ve been with the MonkeyHeads from the beginning and I know these people pretty well so I feel it’s safe to say that we simply choose not to associate ourselves with NEGATIVE attitudes.
Well thank you for putting up with my rant, feel free to comment, just remember if you disagree with what I’ve said phrase it in a POSITIVE manner. ; )
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!