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    Wasp Think before thy posteth...

    A very simple request for everyone posting on CA, and especially for those of us who post in the lounge. By its very nature the Lounge is a place that gathers all sorts of threads and posts, some more random and/or useless than others but in general on page 2 the original topic has been butchered already. It's a place to hang out in and have fun in, or to post emotionally laden stuff, and it's easy to overstep peoples boundaries (it's the Internet too, after all).

    My question to everyone therefore is to please think before you make a post. Consider what you are writing and how it might be read by others.

    This is a public place, and though it's the Internet it does not mean you have a right to act like (be) a dick on here, or to be dumb and stupid. In case you hadn't noticed, potential employers, collegues and friends are out here too. You don't want them to see your drunken puking pictures on Facebook, you don't want them to see you insulting entire halves of the population either.

    I am fully aware that this thread is probably not going to help at all but I felt like posting it nonetheless, in the hope one or two of you stop and think for a second.

    Also, it's probably way too much text for the lounge...

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    and i was just about to delete my last post in that thread, was like a slow motion train wreck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nrx View Post
    and i was just about to delete my last post in that thread, was like a slow motion train wreck
    It wasn't just that particular thread really, it's the general approach to the Lounge that some people have that frankly amazes me sometimes. I just felt like putting it out there in the faint hope that doing so once in a while actually helps...

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    Know what stinks even more, replying to a guy on page 2, not reading what's on page 4, and having your post be the last before a thread closes....doh!

    But yes, a little discretion can go a long way.

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    Rule #1: Don't be a dick.
    Rule #2: You're probably not as clever as you think.
    Rule #3: People who are as clever as they think often enjoy being dicks to those who ignore rules #1 and 2.
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    I like the idiotic threads that sometimes appear. We're human and it's nice to see it show even when I don't agree.

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    Nice put. Are you going to sticky this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LORD M View Post
    Nice put. Are you going to sticky this?
    I think there are enough stickies for people to ignore already. -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I like the idiotic threads that sometimes appear. We're human and it's nice to see it show even when I don't agree.
    I don't mind some of the silly threads really, they can be very inspiring sometimes. There's always a certain number of misfires for each good silly thread but I can live with that. It's the posts were people 'accidentaly' insult others or where they are actively looking for a fight that get on my nerves.

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    I think there are enough stickies for people to ignore already. -_-
    Yeh I just felt like putting this out there for a bit. Though, I might clean out the stickies in here a little, combine a few etc. when I start the restructuring of the main forums too.

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    Hear hear.

    I personally love some of the comments you guys come out with, but some can be too random, and just plain weird.

    Overall, I quote the wise words of Samuel L Jackson...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoitisi View Post
    It's the posts were people 'accidentaly' insult others or where they are actively looking for a fight that get on my nerves.
    We need a fight forum, but we won't talk about it. Maybe something like this.

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    We need to close the lounge!

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