Why We Don’t Step In and Spank When Members Bicker

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  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Most of the time when there is bickering and picking going on you all manage to work it out among yourselves with only a nudge here and there from the moderators.

    And that’s as it should be - here.

    There are plenty of places on the internet where the moderators keep viewpoints within a narrow range and set circumscribed boundaries for posting, and those places are fine, if you’re happy to hand over your rights to think and express yourself when you have a differing opinion, point of view, set of experiences so that no one gets their toes stepped on or their nose out of joint or has to be exposed to anyone else’s take on a subject. It’s also a good way to run things so that no one learns anything from anyone else, or is forced to examine their own set of opinions and beliefs or even has to stretch a tad to express themselves more clearly. Great places for the self-absorbed, the self-important to define and the rest to bleat in unison.

    But that’s just not us.

    Sure, it’s a pain in the ass to moderate some of the prize fights here. But it’s rare - if ever - that at least some of the participants don’t come out a little smarter, a little more thoughtful, a little more understanding and a little better as people when the final bell rings.

    And when all is said and done, and one of us is falling apart, often it's the person who has been in the ring with that one and gone at it the hardest is one of the first to give a cyber-hug and a cyber-shoulder.

    Now, tell me, what could be wrong with that?
     
  2. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Nothing, absolutely nothing. :hail: :hail:
     
  3. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    NVRMND :popcorn:
     
  4. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    Throughly agree , Renee !! Very well put !! If anyone disagrees , I can always cut a switch and take them behind my wood shed ! Pants down and over my knee !
     
  5. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    I like this forum *because* it is not heavily moderated, and people can say what they like, even if it isn't what I like. I love debates :D :D But I hope people can get along on a personal level. I disagree with lots of my friends ;)
     
  6. iheartsammy

    iheartsammy ME+DOGS=CRAZY

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    Go Grammy!! :hail:
     
  7. Psyfalcon

    Psyfalcon Fishies!

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    That said, its often a good idea to go back and read this sticky once and a while.
     
  8. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Good! :hail: I couldn't find it! lol
     
  9. mjb

    mjb New Member

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    That was a good old post that can remind us that our attitudes sometimes show through our posts, and if we're condescending and belittling, it doesn't get the point across that we're trying to make very well.......unless the point is that we don't think much of the poster we're addressing!!
     
  10. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    This is Chaz's forum and I personally think that he has a great thing going . I must add that he doesnt seem to feel that he has to enter here much . He does in the mod section , but it's always for support . I'd love to meet him !
     
  11. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Yup, Psy . . . Mit's post is a classic.
     
  12. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I completely agree :D
     
  13. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    I want a spanking....








    :eek: :popcorn:
     
  14. Buckshot

    Buckshot Moderator

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    That would sure be better than being
    circumscribed:yikes:
     
  15. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm I'd go easy on you .......
     
  16. blue

    blue Jerk.

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    I have a feeling that if I told you to "Go cut me a switch", yould say "F#(% YOU thats the electritians job!"
     
  17. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Switches hurt.....
     
  18. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    Then watch out for Grammy !
     
  19. Aussie Red

    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    ha none of you have found a way yet to keep me, Jess, the Bat , and TM in line lol you don't have enough time lol
     
  20. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    You all don't give us any headaches, lol . . . .
     

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