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There will be Peace in the Forum
#1
“I didn't intent to raise the controversy of butane vs. propane or adapters or dual stoves and such. Just a quick post on a good deal that others might also appreciate.

Honestly, must every post be a battle? it's getting tiresome
Angry Angry Angry Angry
I’m sick and tired of the constant fighting and bickering over Even the smallest issue. Often, I can’t even see a significant issue, just fighting for the sheer pleasure of a debate. It’s going to stop.

The moderators are going to start keeping a list of all members who love debating and turn every small issue into a mountain. Unfortunately, that’s often a very gray area that can’t be genuinely figured out. We don’t want to do these stupid things any more than you want us to do them! But, you’ve backed us into a corner and forced us to make such silly decisons!

There will be peace and harmony in the forum. A few can’t be allowed to ruin it for the many.

So, we’re going to give you a fresh slate, all is forgiven. But, every time you get in a pissing contest about nothing you get a warning and when your warnings reach 100% you go on moderation. That means a moderator must approve  each and every one of your posts.

You don’t want that, and we don’t want that—who wants extra work???

Fortunately, it’s very easy to avoid!!

Before you hit “send” look that post over by asking a few quick and easy questions:

  1. Is this post really helpful to others?
    Or am I just showing off how smart I am?
    Will this be helpful to a raw newbie Or just more blather and confusion?
    Is this bickering that ruins the forum for others?

To be fair, I really do believe you honestly mean well and you are just unaware of the problems you create. I’m not writing this in anger, but the goal of the forum is to be helpful and the things that stand in the way of that have to be corrected.  

Constant bickering about nothing keeps people who come here to get help from gettin get help they need—so it has to stop.

If you can’t figure it out for yourself, the moderators will have no choice but figure it out for you.

What do you say, can’t we all just get along??!!
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#2
Speaking for myself, everyone would get along better with me if they'd just recognize that I am always right.

I *thought* I was wrong once--but I was mistaken about that.

Angel

Living in "Ziggy the Snail Shell" since May 2015
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#3
Hope (again) that this works out. I've had an active thread shut down because of a couple of situations that had nothing to do with the subject being discussed.

Guy
"We're all bozos on the bus, so might as well sit back and enjoy the ride."

Wavy Gravy

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#4
I have noticed how trivial some posts are and how unhelpful repetitive info is posted. It does get boring to read.
2015 RTR  adrian.schafgans@gmail.com
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#5
I'm probably as guilty as anyone, and even more so in certain subjects, but dang, I just have to respond when someone tosses incorrect information out there.

Should I stop taking the 'bait'? Probably.  Dodgy

But then, I feel that a lot of misleading information gets posted and assumed to be fact. This forum has a WIDE and DEEP influence on a lot of people.

There needs to be a balance.
Never trust a camp cook with lots of shiny new pans...
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#6
if I might add, STAY ON TOPIC. please. highdesertranger
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(12-15-2017, 06:33 PM)tx2sturgis Wrote: But then, I feel that a lot of misleading information gets posted and assumed to be fact. This forum has a WIDE and DEEP influence on a lot of people.
I agree that this forum has a wide and very deep influence.

When you see information that is, in your opinion, misleading or factually wrong, you can always hit the 'report' button at the bottom of the post. There is room for you to offer an explanation of why you think it's wrong or misleading.

At least one moderator will look at the post and decide whether to remove the offending post.

By doing this, you're refraining from the bickering, protecting your warning level and alerting the mods that a post needs to be looked at. IMO a far better solution than jumping in to the fray!!
Worry is a misuse of imagination!
 
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#8
(12-15-2017, 07:39 PM)Almost There Wrote: When you see information that is, in your opinion, misleading or factually wrong, you can always hit the 'report' button at the bottom of the post. There is room for you to offer an explanation of why you think it's wrong or misleading.

Sorry, I don't dial 911.

Tongue
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#9
A PM is always an option, too.

No one is saying don't state your opinion. What's being said is state your opinion and then walk away. A pissing contest serves no purpose
I'd like to give myself a few negative ratings, because I am such a big meanie. The forum won't allow it. Feel free!

Cyndi (made it across the cattle guard)
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"I reject your reality and substitute my own."
~ Adam Savage
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#10
(12-15-2017, 07:03 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: if I might add,   STAY ON TOPIC.  please.  highdesertranger

The original poster, akrvbob, starts with the example of a butane bargain post going off topic into bickering about non-butane bargain issues.  Staying on topic would, in this example, eliminate the bickering.

When you see the thread going to another topic go ahead and start a new one.  They are free.  The new title should help users find the information.  For example, there was a thread where the original question was "do I need a fuse here?"  It got derailed into connectors.  I started the thread titled "best 12 volt plug and socket."  If someone is searching in the electrical forum that title might help find the information.  All of the connector stuff obscured the original fuse question.  All the connector information in the first thread is hidden under the first title.  

If the best connector thread goes into details and minutia about some connector that's ok.  That's where it belongs.  If some of the posts get rude and snarky that's unfortunate.  At least it doesn't obscure the original fuse question in the first thread.  The person with the fuse question doesn't get offended, doesn't even see it.  There is less damage.  

If you don't want to see arguments and bickering about which connectors are best you know which thread to avoid.  If everyone stays on topic there is nothing there that isn't about connectors.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. 1 of Ten Cannots, Rev. William John Henry Boetcker, 1916.
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