I’m just thrilled that we have an administrator telling people to shut the fuck up. I’ve always wondered if that was okay, now I know!
I mean if that’s your way of encouraging people to get along, I guess that’s one way to go.
Don’t be mean children, that might hurt somebody’s feelings. Also Shut the fuck up!
I’m just thrilled by the precedent, no sarcasm.
I’m not here to encourage anyone. That was your parents’ job while you were growing up. I’m here to run the forum and ensure people follow the rules with the help of the moderators. Anyone who needs encouragement on how to behave from a forum moderator needs to reevaluate their life.
The reason the rules were laid out the way they were is because without them, the forum had become a toxic mess. I hate that we need to provide basic guidelines on how to behave; my approach here for many years was to remain as hands-off as possible and let people work out their own differences. Unfortunately, the checks and balances in public life that keep people from being complete assheads to one another don’t exist online, so some folks need it all spelled out for them. For many, the rules seem to be there just to see how far they can push it before the mods lose patience and tell them to knock it off; for others, it’s not about an inability to follow the rules so much as an inability to let anything at all slide — as if the mere existence of a post they don’t agree with requires them to respond.
If there’s any further back-and-forth between members in this topic or anywhere else, it’ll be time to ban some people. Please stop.