Originally Posted by 44Magnum
Oh, in other words... kiss the mods rears? No thanks!
I just did searches for 'moderators', 'mods', and 'mod', and your post was the only one in this thread to come up. I'd say this post fits in with number nine.
Anyway, I think the mods can vouch for me when I say I've never come close to kissing their rears, so to speak. I'd wager that I'm one of the more frequently-warned posters in tORG. Anyway, you bring up a good idea for an amendment to my thread.
11. Do not bait.
A message board is, in principle, set up for arguing. It's a group of anonymous people with various opinions who congregate and discuss specific topics. Naturally, with this, come many arguments. However, tORG is not looking for more arguing; just the opposite, actually. It is a forum that is intended for productive conversation
, not endless bickering, despite how often it comes to that. However and unfortunately, every once in a while, posts or threads are made with the intention to 'bait'. To start a thread with the title, "The Reds Are Stupid for Not Re-Signing Kyle Lohse", is clearly baiting. Maybe "Maybe the Reds Should Have Re-Signed Kyle Lohse" would be a better way to phrase that.
Fresh opinions are generally well-received so long as they are well-founded and worded in a way that shows that starting an argument isn't the main motive. No matter which message board you visit, if you want to find an argument, you can find it pretty easily, and tORG is no exception. But if you're seen as a 'baiter', you will almost definitely not get elected into tORG.