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  •  The obvious, direct insults should be HRed (1+ / 0-)
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    The "I can't believe how stupid your comment is" remarks can stay, as far as I am concerned, since they are about the comments.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 03:56:20 PM PDT

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    •  the reason i've asked for hr's to be removed is to (0+ / 0-)

      try to start fresh in this and other diaries - it is a way to back off of strong emotional reaction to a poster's comment and try to get folks to talk about issues instead of each other.

      i don't think we are a "rude" community on the whole - even in RL, i don't think people INTEND to be "rude" - they just don't think of how their actions are perceived.

      yesterday, i was about to pull into a parking space - was doing a u-turn to park when someone pulled into the space going the wrong way to get it first.  it was an AHA! moment.  the space was more important than the resulting impact it had on another living human being.

      their position was more important than the rudeness of their actions.  this made me stop and thing about anonymnity - both in our cars and on the net.  we can't SEE how people are impacted by our decisions, we only know how WE feel - offended, insulted, relieved to get "it" first...

      it is this isolation that we are in that makes us say and do things that we would NEVER do face to face with another person.  the anonymous recipient of our words/actions doesn't matter - as long as they stay "anonymous".

      just words to think about - as i realize i need to "book it" to get to the barn and back to get a parking space tonite before the street fills up and i have to park blocks away - again.

      catch ya later...

      e

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 04:10:10 PM PDT

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      •  It'd be nice if but until the behavior is allowed (0+ / 0-)

        it will continue.

        -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

        by gerrilea on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:35:51 PM PDT

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        •  why not give it a try. civility starts within (0+ / 0-)

          each one of us.  isn't it up to us, as adults, to manage our own behavior?

          i would like to at least see this site TRY to tone down the rhetoric, wouldn't you?

          EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

          by edrie on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 03:05:40 AM PDT

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          •  Until the people that have engaged in this (0+ / 0-)

            behavior are held accountable how can there be an adult conversation?

            We members of the RKBA group have been attacked brutally, games played with us by specific users and nothing from the Admins.  The behavior continues day in and day out but when we do what they do, we're called bullies and then attacked and HR'd into oblivion.

            The one tool we've been granted as trusted users is HR'ing the abuse.  Community moderation, right?  That's being adult like and managing the bad behaviors.

            Review my own diary of 1-27-13.

            And I really don't appreciate the innuendo that I'm not being an adult here, btw.

            -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

            by gerrilea on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 06:42:11 AM PDT

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            •  i am not directing any innuendo toward you - (1+ / 0-)
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              rather i am simply pointing out that as long as we (general pronoun "we") continue to fight one another, this will never end.

              being the first to stand down isn't easy - but someone has to try.

              hr'ing for differences in opinions don't solve the problem of what to do about the violence in this country.  using inflammatory language doesn't resolve anything.  i'm not singling out one side or the other - it is coming from both directions - and those of us in the middle are simply walking away.  the problem is that as this escalates, something bad will happen - like kos finally deciding enough - then both sides will be cleared from the site.

              i would hate to see that happen because all sides have something to offer - we just all need to find a way to communicate with each other without name-calling, baiting, hr'ing, fighting.

              i'm willing to try - i hope more will follow.

              EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

              by edrie on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 07:20:49 AM PDT

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