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Old 07-20-2016, 10:54 AM   #1
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I'm making a last-ditch effort to clean up this forum before I pull the plug entirely. I'm holding us to a higher standard than the rest of the Internet Here are some requirements. Check back frequently to the OP because I'll probably be adding as we go...

1. Be respectful to the site and our members, with your posts and replies.

I shouldn't have to elaborate beyond that, but...

2. Name calling of any kind isn't appropriate. "Idiot", "not very smart", "clueless", "libtard", "trumpateer/trumpist/trumpkin", etc. aren't an appropriate way to address site members.

3. Name calling, even of candidates, is juvenile. "Trumph", "Killary", "Obummer", "Lyin' Ted", etc. aren't appropriate for this site (or for presidential candidates, IMO...but I can't control that.)

4. Telling another member to "go away" (in various forms) or "get over it" isn't an appropriate or intelligent reply, and doesn't add value to the conversation, or the site.

5. If more than 50% of your posts to the site are in the Politics/Current Events forum, it's likely you're not adding value to the site. If you don't add value to the site, there's no use for you to be here.

6. I'm tired of the "spill-over" posts and "calling out" members on unrelated threads (and often other social media outlets). "I wonder what has to say about...". or "I bet wishes..." on other threads inside or outside of this forum is antagonistic. If you're the type to hold a grudge based on words on the internet, this likely isn't a good place for you to hang out.

7. Don't be antagonistic...intentionally or unintentionally.

8. Don't post memes or gifs.

Again, I might suggest referring back to this thread at least daily for awhile.
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
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Top...a few have missed this.
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:59 PM   #3
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I did...thanks boss.
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:13 PM   #4
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Thanks.
We needed that.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:33 PM   #5
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Works for me.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:15 PM   #6
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In reference to number 5, I can't speak for everyone, but this is the only sub forum I'll be in til deer season gets closer. I'd rather not spend my time in ATC where every other post is someone using this site as a second Facebook. I'd rather stay up to date on what's happening in the news than on someone's new dog/kid/fiancÚ. If that stuff adds more value to the site than what I post, then so be it.

Edit: just realized that sounds like I disagree with everything you say, which isn't true. Certain people are/were creating a toxic environment here, but I believe you took care of that with a couple of key bans.

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Old 07-20-2016, 07:19 PM   #7
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Thank you Michael!
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:56 PM   #8
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Glad to have some ground rules. Thanks
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:21 PM   #9
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"Everything in LIFE you need to know ...........is learned in Kindergarten!" Excellent post and dearly needed. Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:38 PM   #10
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Yes sir
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:45 PM   #11
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Got it!
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:14 PM   #12
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I'm guilty of a couple of those.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:41 PM   #13
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Your kinder than me. I would have cleaned house a long time ago.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:03 AM   #14
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Guilty here and I apologize to all my fellow TBHers...thanks for the reminder, Michael.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:09 AM   #15
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Quote:
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Top...a few have missed this.
You picking on us??? LOL!!

I feel like you've addressed the problem..... However we are all CRAZY!

Gotcha big daddy! Keep this thread open!
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:26 AM   #16
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For those of you that don't know, the wonderful creators of this site have created an ignore list. So if you are ever tired reading about my shoe post, bobs BBQ /slayer post, or Aggie homers( there's a bunch of them) use the ignore function.


If you chose not to use the ignore function Ragin has a really warm blanket he is willing to share in Antartica.

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Old 07-21-2016, 11:31 AM   #17
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Thanks Michael. I too think it is good to have a forum such as this. I apologize for using some of the "name" words you reference... Hadn't thought about some as real negatives since they are so commonly used, but then again, this site is not the norm and thankful for that.

There is one thing that I would love to see happen and that is the ability to recognize in the settings if someone is on a member's "Ignore" list, when they are quoted, they also do not show up... That ignore function has made things much more peaceful for me!
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:06 PM   #18
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Mario Puzo, through his character Don Corleone - the Godfather, wrote: "Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgment".

Sadly, and for far too long, the descriptors our "enemies" and politicians, or aspiring politicians - are synonymous.

Most of the membership will understand the wisdom of Puzo's / the Godfather's statement, once reminded. But it will go straight over the heads of many, where it will continue to dangle throughout their lives.


I simply mention it.
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:22 PM   #19
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Very good guidelines, Michael!
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:49 AM   #20
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Quote:
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For those of you that don't know, the wonderful creators of this site have created an ignore list. So if you are ever tired reading about my shoe post, bobs BBQ /slayer post, or Aggie homers( there's a bunch of them) use the ignore function.


If you chose not to use the ignore function Ragin has a really warm blanket he is willing to share in Antartica.

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Reminder:
This IGNORE FUNCTION is not totally effective if you losers don't stop quoting the troll that gets placed on it.

Just Say No to Quotes.
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