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Old 12-17-2017, 05:57 PM   #41
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I've found that posting while sober helps for me....at least most of the time.
Ah yes, same here. On the other forum I frequent, there seemed to be an unusual correlation between my alcohol consumption and corrective notes from the moderator.
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Yep, like DUI, PUI can result in your license (to post) being suspended.
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Yep, like DUI, PUI can result in your license (to post) being suspended.
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Ah yes, same here. On the other forum I frequent, there seemed to be an unusual correlation between my alcohol consumption and corrective notes from the moderator.
My issue is I frequent a bunch of sites that only a direct threat would get moderated then pop in here and have to become a kinder gentler poster.
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My issue is I frequent a bunch of sites that only a direct threat would get moderated then pop in here and have to become a kinder gentler poster.
I fail to see a problem here.
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My issue is I frequent a bunch of sites that only a direct threat would get moderated then pop in here and have to become a kinder gentler poster.
True. But, to stay with my earlier metaphor, some places are more refined than others. And so, the respective behavior required of the guests is different as well.
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My issue is I frequent a bunch of sites that only a direct threat would get moderated then pop in here and have to become a kinder gentler poster.
This is precisely why I avoid 99% of all other forums. This site is an oasis of civility in an internet sea of rudeness and disrespect, where personal attacks abound.

If I wanted to experience the above conditions (and I don't) I could always spend more time with my extended family.
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Have the mods and admins ever looked into the possibility of only putting Patriots fans or haters on ignore? I think this would make some threads much more pleasant to read.
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Have the mods and admins ever looked into the possibility of only putting Patriots fans or haters on ignore? I think this would make some threads much more pleasant to read.
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Have the mods and admins ever looked into the possibility of only putting Patriots fans or haters on ignore? I think this would make some threads much more pleasant to read.
The problem here is that the list of third rail topics is long and we might be left with no one to read the content free posts that might remain.

I suppose we could restrict other topics ...
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But choosing which ones presents some problems.

Really, we have very basic rules:

Be nice, don’t spam, and stay away from a few topics that are toxic. Members choose to follow these or not, but there is no “selective following” of the rules. Selecting which rules to follow or which threads or forum topics to apply them just doesn't work - we tried that experiment.

If members want to keep threads open, they could step up and challenge the off topic thread diverting comments that derail discussions too often or report them before the thread has wandered too far astray to salvage...

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Have the mods and admins ever looked into the possibility of only putting Patriots fans or haters on ignore? I think this would make some threads much more pleasant to read.
I'm a Pats fan, but I am not admitting to it.
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IMHO, moderators are the worst way to control groups like this, except for everything else.

I think the moderators have done a great job. Most of the time I have had my hand slapped I agree with their decision. A few times I didn't. Overall they seem to be able to keep us on the road to healthy and interesting discussion.
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IMHO, moderators are the worst way to control groups like this, except for everything else.

I think the moderators have done a great job. Most of the time I have had my hand slapped I agree with their decision. A few times I didn't. Overall they seem to be able to keep us on the road to healthy and interesting discussion.
+1 for the mods.

On a related note, I just posted in a thread that clearly is a "Hot topic", and got a "Hot topic" warning. I have not seen this before, is it new? Or maybe I just avoid Hot Topics as a norm?

Either way, I think this is a perfect way to put posters on notice, and give them a chance to calm down before posting.

Thanks again to the mods.
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On a related note, I just posted in a thread that clearly is a "Hot topic", and got a "Hot topic" warning. I have not seen this before, is it new? Or maybe I just avoid Hot Topics as a norm?
It's not new, it's been around for I think about two years. It's just a way to remind folks to reconsider and reflect on alternative ways a post may be interpreted by others.
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..........On a related note, I just posted in a thread that clearly is a "Hot topic", and got a "Hot topic" warning. I have not seen this before, is it new? Or maybe I just avoid Hot Topics as a norm?
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No, you are the only one that has gotten this warning. Apparently you've been identified as a potential trouble maker.
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No, you are the only one that has gotten this warning. Apparently you've been identified as a potential trouble maker.
So says the pot while calling the kettle black....
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No, you are the only one that has gotten this warning. Apparently you've been identified as a potential trouble maker.
You mean, after all these years, I am finally recognized as a sh!t disturber?

That has been my goal in life.
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Have the mods and admins ever looked into the possibility of only putting Patriots fans or haters on ignore? I think this would make some threads much more pleasant to read.
Hold on... if you put Patriots fans and haters on ignore... who would be left?
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Me...
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