posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 05:12 AM
As I'm sure alot of the staff here can tell you, I've had my moments, but I have found it best to hit them back with a well researched and pointed
post rather than getting dragged down into a cat fight with someone. You don't have to sit back and just take a beating though, just remember to hit
them in the thinking cap, that's where they expect it least and probably need it the most.
I think I've used the alert a few times over the years, and each time the offending post was dealt with pretty quickly, maybe we need a mandate from
the staff to encourage members to report more offenders. I hate the very concept of narcs and rats, but this is a hell of a web site and I can imagine
the wealth of information here makes it difficult to screen out the trash.
I would tend to agree with some of the posters here that have mentioned this policy seems to be administered lop sided at times though, one poster
gets an insult through and the response earns a post ban or vise versa. True objectivity in any situation is difficult, perhaps impossible, but it's
crucial to ensure a fair measure of decorum here given the content of this site and the often emotional responses it can solicit. If you're going to
moderate, do it fairly, or get someone who can to do it for you.
We are Conspiracy Theorists, alot of folks think we are nuts, and they are going to come here and call us nuts, but let's not give them the benefit
of confirming their stereotype by getting bent out of shape... it's extraordinarily difficult to debate something intelligently with a person who
replies with little more than an insult without getting angry, but I don't think SO is saying we can't argue with one another, GOD I LOVE ARGUING
HERE, but just learn to do it without being personally insulting. Instead of saying 'you're wrong because you're a doo doo head', try 'you're
wrong because I'm right, here's why...'
I get pretty wound up sometimes here myself, but then, I hate everybody, equally though.