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We seem to be going through a bad period here, and it would be helpful if people calmed down and stopped calling each other names either directly or indirectly.
After all, without our antagonists this would be a boring forum, but they can take only so much before they rightly get upset.
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I try to follow a rule of stating my opinion and I leave it at that ... I'm not here to change anyones mind and I don't think that's possible anyways. A few here think they can change the mind of others ... most of the name calling is born out of that IMO.
There was a time I thought otherwise ... futile idea it was.
My view is that things have gotten out of hand for a while now and the mods need to enforce the rules.. day after day the limits are tested with little consequence.. what you and FTW need to do is tighten up.. and then as mods lead by example.
“We like to say that dependability is more important than ability,” Bill Belichickism....
LOL, coming from one of the biggest name callers. Good stuff Patters. Quick, call Republicans racists again
Originally Posted by Patters
I'll stop too.
You know, at least one moderator showed up to acknowledge a problem, deal with it, and plainly state consequences if they're not heeded... so, BF, where is your ideological ally who also happens to be a mod?
It would be a real gesture towards the goal of any truce around here if the conservative moderator attended this thread and offered the same civil sentiment... and also participated semi-regularly...
he's completely hit or miss, gone for weeks... and when there are spells that he IS around for a week or so, he's either baiting with direct personal jabs or rifling off infraction points and condescending private messages to left-leaning contributors.
it would be very interesting to see how FTW would handle Terms of Service muggers like NEP and tanked... right-leaning, pro Bush bomb-em/jail-em all types, who've gone far further with the F-bombs and direct personal insults than most around here EVER have. "B&B" just don't seem to "get it."
the plain fact in this dying forum (for me) that never seems to get addressed is this: if I -- or Darryl, or Holy, or Wildo, or wistah, etc. -- talked like our two new connish posters do, and I did so while FTW is present, we'd have been suspended for a good week+, and he would have greatly enjoyed doing it... even so far as to top it off with a snotty note. It's already happened in the past.
Patters is totally hands off, however. Which is fine, it's just incredibly inconsistent. In any forum, either you both should be lenient, or you both should be militant. That's just my opinion, especially considering the militant moderator loves flinging mud with lefties. Or maybe you need a third, centrist, moderator. Someone with a history of disagreeing often with both hard core lefties and righties in here. I'd nominate someone like RW.
So yeah... i go as far as calling some of the most offensive personalities here a "tool" once a week or so... maybe "clown" the next week.... It's not "fckin re-tard" however...
That being said, I do offer a "sorry"... I'm more than willing to put a moratorium on my own dick-ish behavior. If all would agree to it.
In the famous words of George Carlin: "Well, I get PISSED gawddamnit!!!"
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