T0MRf5 wrote:Not everyone is deserving of respect.
You rarely give anyone respect. I try my best to. I do fail sometimes, but I still try to. But, everyone is deserving of respect.
Knut wrote:It's a rare thing that I am agreeing with "Decostructed" fully and entirely. But he just hit the nail on the head.RedBlooded wrote:I can tell you this; this is the single most disrespectful forum I have ever been on.
I am deeply pleased that you had such a good experience over the internet. Mine is the opposite. This is one of the most respectful forums I have come across. Opinions are discussed hard and sometimes heated here, but in nearly all instances confronting opinions are respected.
Respect is not to be politically over-correct and shut up when one disagrees. But respect is when you expect the other to have the maturity and intelligence to understand that what you're arguing about are the topics of the discussion and not the persons behind voicing them.
Respect is when you try to read what the other writes and try to understand what he wants to express. Respect is when you have read forum member's posts often enough that you understand when they can take a joke and when not. I could probably go on endlessly.
But one thing more is probably worth saying: Respect is also when you understand that everyone without exception will now and then steam off too hard, rant or reply snappishly. That's human. Respecting that occasionally and letting it pass by without harm is also respect.
And the occasional joke is just that, a joke. Don't forget that a forum is also a form of entertainment.
You have some points, but like I said, that line has been crossed a quite a few times.
Here are two relatively recent topics:
Didn't get respect for his ideas - topic closed
Topic turned into a trolling post by the end - not much about the topic itself
Burning Bridges wrote:I have no idea what your perfect world would look like, let me just say this forum is rather civil and heavily moderated.
I'm not in any way or shape asking for more moderation. I am asking for members to respect one another. That would solve the problem in the first place.
Everyone should just know where the line is. When to stop, when it's too much, when they've had enough. It's not that hard. What is hard is for people to swallow their pride and stop hiding behind their computer screens. There is someone on the other end of the screen who wants to be respected, like everyone else.