vanwinkle wrote:Megan170 wrote:It would seem to me that the one who lacks social savvy is the one who speaks of "bash[ing]" other people. If you require an explanation, what I stated was to let people know in advance that I would not tolerate the sort of hateful commentary I had seen written in response to the legitimate questions of others. I cannot imagine what it takes to be so ugly, but I am very glad I am not. It's those that who cannot be respectful that should not be invited to the table or, as it were, forum.
Respect is earned, not given on demand. You are creating trouble for yourself by "letting people know in advance" what you consider tolerable. This is a moderated community. We moderators handle what is acceptable and what is not. You are only making more work for us, and making things harder on yourself, by behaving this way. Your behavior invites the kind of responses you get and then we have to clean up the mess.
You have hereby been warned not to continue dictating to other posters what kind of responses you consider acceptable. If you do not change your attitude, you may be banned for trolling.
Everyone else, get back on topic. Any off-topic responses will result in bans. You will get banned if you keep being hostile to this poster inappropriately, even if they are bringing it on themselves with their improper attitude.
Well, you do have a point regarding it inviting those sort of responses. That's a sad reality. I had simply figured I'd be upfront with people about what I was hoping for and that discriminatory content was not acceptable, but it appears this approach does not work with such people; there was no intent to dictate, just a general sense of disgust and an unwillingness to tolerate further bigotry. I do not feel there is anything wrong with stating that such content is unacceptable, unless you feel that there is, I.e., that it's somehow inconsistent with the rules you are tasked with enforcing as moderator? It seems to me the ones that are making more work for you are those that post prejudicial views in response to the honest and forthright questions of others in the first place, and necessitate my posting what I would or would not tolerate. I hope you can use your power on here to clean that mess up.