posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 02:49 PM
Yes, you...the member sitting right there at the computer.
And why should I? Or even still...why should YOU agree with ME?
You don't have to agree with me. Certainly not because of the little staff title on my profile. We don't have to agree or see eye to eye on any
topic and you know what? It's okay that we don't agree and here's why...
The staff members here do an exceptional job. We all discuss site issues and keep checks and balances with each other, but at the same time...were
also members too. We are people. We have opinions. We care about things. We have passions.
That being said, we don't use our staff powers to punish or warn people for opposing views or for not agreeing with us. Yes, it's something we hear
time-and-again and I just wanted to address it for newer members. Sometimes people are scared to say something contrary to a staff member. Honestly,
we don't know it all and I don't think any of us has the ego to think that we do.
In fact, personally speaking...there are members I don't always agree with AND I have offered counter-arguments to them on certain things, yet I know
they will tell you there have never been and malice as a result of our disagreements.
I am going to single two members out here (and I hope they don't mind) because they come to mind as examples - Bout Time
. Both are great debaters, well written and both tend to disagree with me on matters of politics (usually making me think far
beyond my abilities), yet I respect them both for various reasons. I know they would both say that while we may disagree on certain things...they have
never been punished as a result of that disagreement. It just doesn't work that way.
So, love us or hate us...just remember that we do what we do as staff, but we're also people with opinions, views, family, friends, and lives. No
different from anyone else. We're certainly not judges of what is supposed to be correct or truth.
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