Locutus of Bored wrote:
Locutus of Bored wrote:
We've decided to lift the moratorium on political and hot-button/controversial topics in Miscellaneous. However, there are some stipulations.
Can we edit rules post #1 so I don't only read three posts down and start screaming at T'Bonz for this:
Politics and hot button stuff do NOT belong in Misc.
I realize some of the reason it has drifted here is because a poster can't post in TNZ and so is bringing it here and his "friends" are following him to make trouble.
Knock it the fuck off. It stops now, or I will stop it. If that includes tossing posters off the board, so be it.
You have TNZ. Play your games there. Keep it out of the other forums. As for the poster in question, you lost TNZ privileges due to your behavior. You are NOT to do that shit in other forums. Got it?
Now, I do believe this post from Bonz should be addressed, and should set alarms screaming in everyones head, but I'm willing, grudgingly, to let it go by. (for now)
But it's a rules post. Surely we can't expect people to read the whole thread to pick up on a rule that was modified 34 posts in?
I like you, and it's cute how you roll in every once in a while like a bad case of the flu to shake up the system, but this situation was resolved and moved on from months ago. As you already CLEARLY know from having participated in and creating several political or hot button topics, the moratorium has been lifted, so please drop the Rebel Alliance bit.
No one else has seemed to have a problem with this topic in the past few months, and I don't think it's unreasonable to read all of four whole posts down from the top.
Actually, I started a TNZ thread a couple days ago that was outside the TNZ rules, which I had never read.
So this morning I decided, hey! I should read the MISC rules, too! I read post 1, then post 2, T'Bonz post. I was so taken back by T'Bonz's post I almost quoted it right there and starting into her, but I thought, as you have clearly pointed out, "Wait, but there ARE these types of threads in MISC" so I read on to see what happened.
Now, seriously, if you go into a thread that's 43 posts deep, and you want to reply to post 2, do you ALWAYS read the remaining 41 posts?
I don't, and I know a lot of people don't. This one just happened to be resolved by the next post, not 33 posts in, but that isn't always the case.
And I have no problems with rules, I'm not out to rouse any rabbles.
Now, when something gets me all queereyed, I may say, "Woah there hoss, let's break this down". I don't think that's causing a fuss, I think that's thoughtful examination.
Bonz is a pretty reasonable person, but she's human too, and makes mistakes and from time to time says stupid shit, just like I do, just like you do. I just call her on it. Sometimes she has something back at me, sometimes no. All I'm saying, is I treat T'Bonz like any other poster, and if she cared at all, I would imagine she would prefer I do treat her the same as I treat everyone else.
None of that, however, was my point.
All I'm saying is, "Let's edit post 1 with accurate rules".
I don't think that's pouring blood over the Dean's office. In fact, I think its a perfectly reasonable suggestion.