Jump to content

This thread is not helping and inspiring flaming.


Dresden Ceriano
 Share

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 4598 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Recommended Posts

How an honest discussion about what the difference is between disagreements and flaming, could be considered unhelpful, is beyond me.

You may have a definition that is different than mine... perhaps you'd like to explain exactly what yours entails, then we can discuss it.  Who knows... we may even agree.

...Dres

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would never think to question moderation...  Ever....  In a million years...  Over my banned body...  Really...  Maybe this is a new tactic.  I don't like where this is going so I'm locking the thread and closing it down.  I have decided that no one else has anything to learn or express, so I'm locking this thread.  I have decided it's my way or the highway.  Isn't that a song? 

AND we still don't have a COMMUNITY manager that we can COMMUNICATE with.  Darn.

My feedback is that I would like to have someone to talk to when I don't understand why an action has been taken.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Cinnamon Mistwood wrote:

I would never think to question moderation...  Ever....  In a million years...  Over my banned body...  Really...  Maybe this is a new tactic. 
I
don't like where this is going so
I'm
locking the thread and closing it down. 
I
have decided that no one else has anything to learn or express, so
I'm
locking this thread. 
I
have decided it's
my
way or the highway.  Isn't that a song? 

AND we still don't have a
COMMUNITY
manager that we can
COMMUNICATE
with.  Darn.

My feedback is that I would like to have someone to talk to when I don't understand why an action has been taken.

Well, of course, I think that only a troll would question the reasoning behind the moderation process, am I right?

I mean, isn't this just the sort of behavior that sucks the fun out of forum life for everyone involved?

...Dres

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I suppose flaming is kind of like porn; you know it when you see it. 

'That' threads OP deftly illustrated a point.  What may appear as sockpuppetting can be just a simple mistake.  What may appear as trolling can be sharp wit poked even at oneself.

How something like '....crickets...' can be considered flaming is curious.  It was posted to cause a pause in the dialogue. 

 There can be more than one way to interpret intent of a poster.  Why automatically consider the negative one?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Venus Petrov wrote:

I suppose flaming is kind of like porn; you know it when you see it. 

'That' threads OP deftly illustrated a point.  What may appear as sockpuppetting can be just a simple mistake.  What may appear as trolling can be sharp wit poked even at oneself.

How something like '....crickets...' can be considered flaming is curious.  It was posted to cause a pause in the dialogue. 

 
There can be more than one way to interpret intent of a poster.  Why automatically consider the negative one?

Because, then you can beat them about the face and neck and justify your reasoning for it?

...Dres

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Community Guidelines include the following:

"We want to foster an honest and open exchange of ideas on our community pages"

"Help all Residents have a constructive and enjoyable conversation. "

"Spirited discussion and constructive disagreement are welcome"

Since a thread discussing the nature of "griefing" in the forums has merely been locked, rather than deleted, the evidence is still available for members (and the public as well - historic snapshots of these forums are available via Google, even) to decide for themselves whether the official action was justified, or whether an argument might be made for it being actually considered harrassment, as proscribed by those Guidelines, in the light of the positive sentiments quoted above.

***

Rudi

***

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Perhaps martyrdom would not be such a selfless act if the certainty of expulsion was anticipated as merely an assistance to the intended exit, the intermediate period of activity being considered a contribution to the cause, rather than a sacrifice. This attitude, of course, might be less foreboding if life after death was a viable philosophy - or even the certainty of a comfortable existence in the afterlife, with a comfortable view of mundane goings-on from an armchair in an alternative environment.

***

Rudi

***

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Venus Petrov wrote:

I suppose flaming is kind of like porn; you know it when you see it. 


/me laughs  :)

I was very surprised to find the thread locked this morning when I logged in.

I believe my intent was positive, to generate an open dialogue.  Personally I liked some of the different perspectives that people brought in and I learned from them.

What actually inspired me to start the discussion was a reply I had written but did not post in another thread.  I had stepped back from what I wrote and then rewrote in a different tone of voice. The comment was well received.

I did try to correct my oops but it was too late.

The Supreme Court's standards for what constitutes "porn" are interesting.  What may be allowed in one community can be porn in another.

It appears that in this Community, skimpy swim wear is being considered prurient as far as discussions are concerned.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Void Singer wrote:

I never saw martydom as selfless... merely as contributing without actually having to do anything else. All motives can be reduced to selfish ones with little effort, we just define selflessness as benefiting others more.

I had that conversation with a pupil of mine just this morning. We decided that the only true altruistic act could be one in which you gave up your life, as there would be no future benefit to you, although if you valued your reputation it might still be seen as self-serving. Of course, the abandoning of a virtual identity might represent an analogy with physical death, but the moral imperatives are vastly different.

I have a feeling that we are probably violently agreeing, as a sorely missed friend of mine might have observed if he was able.

***

Rudi

***

Link to comment
Share on other sites


RudolphUkka wrote:


Void Singer wrote:

I never saw martydom as selfless... merely as contributing without actually having to do anything else. All motives can be reduced to selfish ones with little effort, we just define selflessness as benefiting others more.

I had that conversation with a pupil of mine just this morning. We decided that the only true altruistic act could be one in which you gave up your life, as there would be no future benefit to you, although if you valued your reputation it might still be seen as self-serving. Of course, the abandoning of a virtual identity might represent an analogy with physical death, but the moral imperatives are vastly different.

I have a feeling that we are probably violently agreeing, as a sorely missed friend of mine might have observed if he was able.

***

Rudi

***

I guess even the anonymous donor could one day come forward and claim kudos for their deed.

Perhaps life is meant to have give and take.

I do volunteer work in RL, and while it is rare that I hear 'thanks' back, the thanks that I do get mean a lot to me. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 4598 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...