posted on May, 26 2012 @ 11:50 AM
With the silly season now underway, it would behoove us all to understand that emotions are going to begin to run at high pressure, and it won't take
much for things to rupture...
Whether you're a Ron Paul supporter, or Pres. Obama's your guy, or you think Romney is the bee's knees, or your idea of a great candidate is none
of the above, please remember, and respect, that others may not share your views.
Someone says something in support of one of them, and your first impulse is to say something that defames that member, please resist said impulse.
If you want to call the candidate a pawn of the New World Order, that's fine; but a member is out of bounds. ...and even the candidate is worthy of
a bit of polite respect.
The staff takes absolutely no joy in having to deal with accusations of trollery from amongst you lot. We'll do it, because when we were asked to
join staff, this is what we said we'd do.
Politeness, and respect is what we want.
I know many of you want a working definition of what constitutes political trolling.
I wish like all get out I could give you one. The only one I can really give you is this: If you were talking to a friend face to face, how would
you talk to them? Assuming, for the sake of conversation, you want that person to remain a friend.
That's sort of a restatement of the Golden Rule. Post unto others, as you would have others post unto you.