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Be excellent to each other

Posted November 21, 2021 12:00 AM
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In recent weeks we’ve talked about eliminating political discussions, reporting things to moderators and also rating threads and comments.

If executed, this will all lead to a more positive, collaborative community. The internet is a cesspool of snark, trolls, egos and cynicism. CR4 will not become a habitat for this general internet toxicity.

But that means users need to consider how they interact with each other. As corny as it sounds, invoke the golden rule. If you are not looking for an argument, do not be argumentative.

This means you may sometimes need to let a sideways comment go, or ignore someone who is trying to bait you into an argument. This also means not giving cynical answers or purposefully unhelpful replies to users, especially new ones who might not be up to speed on CR4 etiquette and quirks. If you feel a user is too antagonistic or offensive, please remember to report them.

To quote former queen Savvy, “Please remember to be courteous to one another on the forum. If the only response you can formulate is a nasty one, don't post a reply.”

It is a bit hard to define my message any further than “be nice to each other,” but that is the gist.

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11/21/2021 11:32 PM

Your message was well defined, and definitely appropriate.

My mother said it to me over 70 years ago: "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all."

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11/22/2021 12:54 AM

Yes. it is an age-old law that should be abode.

सत्यं ब्रूयात् प्रियं ब्रूयान्न ब्रूयात् सत्यमप्रियम् ।
प्रियं च नानृतं ब्रूयादेष धर्मः सनातनः ॥ १३८ ॥

satyaṃ brūyāt priyaṃ brūyānna brūyāt satyamapriyam |
priyaṃ ca nānṛtaṃ brūyādeṣa dharmaḥ sanātanaḥ || 138 ||

He shall say what is true; and he shall say what is agreeable; he shall not say what is true, but disagreeable; nor shall he say what is agreeable, but untrue; this is the eternal law

(Source: https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/manusmriti-with-the-commentary-of-medhatithi/d/doc200246.html )

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11/22/2021 12:55 AM

This is so timely. The world seems to be full of destructive criticism at the moment, and this is not the way forwards. Lets try to be understanding and helpful so we can move all of us forward rather than backwards.

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11/22/2021 2:54 AM

We can make the World a better place....

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11/22/2021 12:34 PM

Remember " The Golden Rule " .

Whomever has the gold makes the rules.

(wizard of id)

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