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Doug Sloan wrote:(5 posts)

Doug Sloan wrote:spankdoggie
Feb 16, 2002 12:46 PM
Posted by: Dog Jun-14-01, 06:16 PM

Who will sign on to a pact on the forum?
I will:

Not employ personal insults, malicious attacks, name calling, foul language

Speak to the issues, not attacking the person

Be honest and fair

State opinions grounded in fact or reason

Offer sincere help, particularly to newer riders and posters

Respect other's opinions, no matter how we disagree

Respect and follow the Forum Terms of Use:

Not respond in kind to others not respecting the Pact

Report violations to the Forum Manager:
Who's on board? Any more suggestions?

Doug Sloan
Fresno, CA
Feb 16, 2002 1:56 PM
Thanks for the reminder. I'm in. Girl Scout's honor.
This bites, DougCrankist
Feb 17, 2002 9:37 AM
1) It sounds like the regimen for some state-sponsored zombie federation.
2) Those who would behave in an anti-social fashion would ignore your plea.
3) This is a large forum. There will be dissention. This is normal. I for one am OK with it.
Trying to Have Fun,
Sober up.spankdoggie
Feb 17, 2002 5:23 PM
You sound exactly like I did when I first read the post. You sound pretty cool.

The point is that the "rules" stated by Dog just make some of us think a touch before flaming. Trust me, things can get out of control and before you know it, nobody is here. It has happened to other boards. I have seen it.

Like Charles Dicken's book, "Hard Times," ... Dickens portrayed a utulitarianistic world where the leaders got everything they wanted. The world went nuts.

I did not mean to apply the rules literally; the point was to make individuals think about themselves. I think it worked for a few here. It won't work for all.
Done that...Crankist
Feb 17, 2002 7:54 PM
...not a drop in 11 years. I am only slightly offended by your reference to my character, but very surprised given the nature of your original post. Please note that "This bites" clearly referenced your idea, nothing more.
I feel quite strongly that SELF-monitoring is the solution here, not policing; and that sometimes
hell will break out but will correct itself. If this board has become vacant in the past, then it has
surely recovered because I see plenty of healthy discussion now - with obvious notable exceptions.
And, at the risk of sounding like a nit-picking prick, if your intention was to make us think about ourselves
(surely you meant think about others), then why not just state that instead of offering a contract to 'behave' by?
I think this issue is important enough to be disseminated; I'm sure I care as much about the welfare
of this forum as you. We probably agree on most issues, perhaps I'm too passionate.
Mike (recovering alcoholic)