Clamping Down Again

dan's picture

Starting Monday, I will begin STRICT enforcement of the "good conversation" rules.

No, I won't suddenly be perfect, so I can't guarantee 100% consistency - only that I will do my best.

Here are the "good conversation" rules:

* No ad hominem attacks. In other words, don't insult other posters, bring up irrelevant negatives about them, or attribute negative motives to them.

* Discuss the content of a viewpoint, don't merely put it down. In other words, when addressing what someone else has said, you can say "I disagree with that." but you can't say "That's so stupid."

To be clear, these are rules for addressing each other. Although I may or may not approve, it's still permissible (although not encouraged) to be rude towards politicians and celebrities.

snailgem's picture

These rules are stupid and

These rules are stupid and the moderator is ugly.

NEW KENZO's picture

funny this coincides with

funny this coincides with the free-for-all post blast monday.
DUH.

dan's picture

snailgem wrote:These rules

snailgem wrote:

These rules are stupid and the moderator is ugly.

You're stupid and ugly, and the moderator is quite a catch - but taken.

snailgem's picture

wow...

wow...

dan's picture

snailgem wrote:wow...

snailgem wrote:

wow...

:naka:

Kat's picture

I sense a steel cage match

I sense a steel cage match in the works!!!

george's picture

Why can't we attack Ed

Why can't we attack Ed Hominem? The guy is a total jerk and he smells funny, too.