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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2014, 05:41:46 PM »
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I'm afraid to post now. Feels like kindergarten , IMO. 

You're welcome to use another U2 fan forum, zootv. There are other options out there if you decide this isn't the type of community you want to help grow and be part of.

Ironically, one reason we've rewritten the rules is that a great many others have left the forum out of fear of posting, too. But not fear of violating any rule -- fear of being trampled and trashed by other users. That's no way to build a healthy community.

The take it or leave it attitude is not a way to build a healthy community either.

Maybe it's not, but it's their house, their rules - and this is coming from a guy who's getting banned the next time I cross one of their lines. Trust me, when that day comes (and it will come), I won't even be mad at them for a second. I don't have to run this place, and you don't, either; they do. Let them do their work the way they see fit.

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2014, 05:44:09 PM »
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The word profanity does make me smile though, I guess its a culture clash I can imagine we are very different in our outlooks/backgrounds.... no biggie!



Ha. In real life I have an absolutely filthy mouth and sense of humour. 

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2014, 05:52:44 PM »
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My policy from now on is just to ignore the very few idiots who I feel drag the forum down.
Hey, deja vu...

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I'm afraid to post now. Feels like kindergarten , IMO. 

You're welcome to use another U2 fan forum, zootv. There are other options out there if you decide this isn't the type of community you want to help grow and be part of.

Ironically, one reason we've rewritten the rules is that a great many others have left the forum out of fear of posting, too. But not fear of violating any rule -- fear of being trampled and trashed by other users. That's no way to build a healthy community.

The take it or leave it attitude is not a way to build a healthy community either.

Maybe it's not, but it's their house, their rules - and this is coming from a guy who's getting banned the next time I cross one of their lines. Trust me, when that day comes (and it will come), I won't even be mad at them for a second. I don't have to run this place, and you don't, either; they do. Let them do their work the way they see fit.
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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2014, 06:17:02 PM »
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My policy from now on is just to ignore the very few idiots who I feel drag the forum down.
Hey, deja vu...

Hey Whooooooosh Express  :P

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2014, 06:22:27 PM »
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The take it or leave it attitude is not a way to build a healthy community either.

If it helps get rid of the people that consider it a sport to run roughshod over other members of the community, it'll be a great way to build community.

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2014, 06:23:53 PM »
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I think the new rules are great.  I haven't posted in a while just for that exact reason, "being trampled and trashed".  I've been a member of this forum from day 1 and the amount of trash talk lately has just been too much!  Thanks m2 and the moderators. 

Thanks missey. We look forward to seeing more of you and many others who haven't been around much lately. We also look forward to having the forum be a friendlier and more welcoming place for all the new members that are likely to join as U2 gets more active this year.

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2014, 06:28:16 PM »
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The take it or leave it attitude is not a way to build a healthy community either.

If it helps get rid of the people that consider it a sport to run roughshod over other members of the community, it'll be a great way to build community.

Don't you think that's exaggerating a bit? I don't see an overt amount of that behavior on this forum. Either way, this is your place. I'll respect your rules as long as I choose to stay here.

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2014, 06:32:53 PM »
zootv, as I said earlier, we're very aware of the number of members (veterans and newer folks) that have stopped posting or stopped visiting altogether because of the way a small number of members were behaving on the forum. "Toxic" is the word we've heard more than any other over the last several months. So, no, I don't think what I said is an exaggeration at all.

And thank you for respecting the rules and what we're trying to do. (Thanks to others who've said the same thing.)

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2014, 06:38:40 PM »
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My policy from now on is just to ignore the very few idiots who I feel drag the forum down.
Hey, deja vu...

Hey Whooooooosh Express  :P
My first trip on the Whooooooooosh Express! I've been waiting for this day for a long time!

(But come on, I was just trying to make a joke. ::) )

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2014, 06:38:51 PM »
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The take it or leave it attitude is not a way to build a healthy community either.

If it helps get rid of the people that consider it a sport to run roughshod over other members of the community, it'll be a great way to build community.

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2014, 06:39:59 PM »
zootv sometimes it does seem like the default settings set a bit too high

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My policy from now on is just to ignore the very few idiots who I feel drag the forum down.

they dont make it easy though.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 06:44:24 PM by soapit »

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2014, 07:07:46 PM »
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zootv sometimes it does seem like the default settings set a bit too high

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My policy from now on is just to ignore the very few idiots who I feel drag the forum down.

they dont make it easy though.

I'm not sure that I understand what you mean.

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2014, 07:21:28 PM »
Rules are necessary in any community. The rules that the mods have set out are clear and reasonable, and I thank you for doing your jobs day in and day out.



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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2014, 09:26:41 PM »
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zootv sometimes it does seem like the default settings set a bit too high

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My policy from now on is just to ignore the very few idiots who I feel drag the forum down.

they dont make it easy though.

I'm not sure that I understand what you mean.

two responses in 1 post, thats all

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The rules that the mods have set out are clear.


i disagree but it may be necessary
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 09:28:31 PM by soapit »

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Re: Can the rules be more specific?
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2014, 09:47:54 PM »
I'm just glad the mods and M2 let us chime in on suggestions for the new rules. If you didn't contribute anything, you have nothing to complain about. Like they said, this isn't a democracy, they DID NOT HAVE to let us give any feedback at all. However I think that Matt believes in doing things right and giving a fair shake which has to be a reason why the atu2.com website has been so successful. It's the people here that make it great (plus this great band called U2). I say we focus on the band we all love and stop the toxicity that has developed around here.

We are people born of sound, the songs are in our eyes.

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