Group: Super Administrators
Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Nov. 30 2007,04:54
Time to review the rules...
The Forum in Paradise has now been in existence and for four years. It has steadily grown and currently serves about 2500 different kayakers each month, gets about 150,000 monthly hits. Unlike KFS, there have always been a few simple rules. And unlike KFS, the rules are rarely broken and/or need enforcement. This Forum seems to attract mostly intelligent, humorous and thoughtful people that don't need much moderation. To wit:
In the entire history of this forum I've banned just two people out of the more than 300 members here:
One for personal attacks on another member.
Another for what became incessant argumentativeness.
And in that same period I have deleted only three posts out of 7600:
One for repeated argumentativeness.
One for foul language.
And now one for a personal attack.
A surprising personal attack was posted, was almost immediately reported by several offended members and was promptly removed by me. I apologize to all who were offended, not least Sue Sea. The poster was contacted privately and gently warned, but remained unrepetent and responded negatively. Too bad. Like tellin the boss to screw off, not a good idea, lol. Still because this was a first warning, the poster was allowed to remain.
No farting at my house!
At the end of the day, it's my forum - I put in TONS of work and time, and I really have little patience with those very, very few who may abuse the system. I open sections when suggested and appropriate, and close em if they are unused. I get hundreds of emails, try to answer them all. Love to help newbies, even demo my own kayaks on my own time to help them. I set the tone, write the very simple rules and interpret them. I'd love to please everyone but I can't and that was the case here. Someone has to be in charge and it's me. You get me as I am - with imperfections, inconsistencies and human foibles - the whole package. Ya gotta like it or leave it. It's the best I can do, and that's the way it is.
That's it. The rules are simple and common sense. Respectful disagreement and alternate points of view are more than welcome. Argumentativeness, personal attacks and foul language are not. Got something personal? Use the PM's. Attack ideas, attack designs, attack philosophies - that's fine - you can attack just about anything. But you can't attack a person. It's that simple. Period.
You got a problem wi dat? Fugedaboutdit!
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