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Old 06-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Please be kind in your responses

I have not been a member of the DIS boards for long but, while I have seen some wonderful help, I have also seen a multitude of very SNARKY responses.

This happened on one of my questions that I posted and it got downright rude as I asked question about upgrades. I have also seen it on a plethora of other posts.

Please think about the fact that people are on here just asking for guidance. And, of course, there are so many opinions on subjects that we are not all going to agree to the response given. However, this is no reason to get nasty.

I have been especially horrified when I have seen this on questions from the UK. I can well imagine that this kind of behavior on here just solidifies the bad rep that Americans can have.

Be kind, be helpful and if you can't be, don't respond.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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The site has moderators to deal with issues.
Exactly. I think people can be rude on here sometimes, sure. And I know you mean well, but you say you haven't been a member long and I also think its rude to go to an established place and then try and tell long standing members how to behave.

If a moderator thinks someone is being overly rude, they will let them know. Maybe if you continue to come here and post, one day you can be a moderator.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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I did it for the lulz! *jazz hands*

'ceptin' that you spelled "the" wrong in yer poster there ... which kind of takes away from the instant recognition of it all ...

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:27 AM   #6
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'ceptin' that you spelled "the" wrong in yer poster there ... which kind of takes away from the instant recognition of it all ...
Yeah, well, I was going with spoken vs. written. Also, you also have to sing it, which you don't really get very well through text.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:11 AM   #7
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Exactly. I think people can be rude on here sometimes, sure. And I know you mean well, but you say you haven't been a member long and I also think its rude to go to an established place and then try and tell long standing members how to behave.

If a moderator thinks someone is being overly rude, they will let them know. Maybe if you continue to come here and post, one day you can be a moderator.
I agree. Sometimes newbies don't read the FAQ section.

Don't like it. Don't like the mods. Start your own message board.

And PLEASE post the link here I'll totally watch, I mean join!!!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #8
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Ya they don't do a good job.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #9
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Ya they don't do a good job.
This is so true. Sometimes I wonder if there is even mods on here. It seems like they are not very consistent in their weeding out the posts that break the rules.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #10
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This is so true. Sometimes I wonder if there is even mods on here. It seems like they are not very consistent in their weeding out the posts that break the rules.
It's also helpful, though, if people report posts that they feel are over the line. The mods can't be everywhere, and it's possible to miss things. If you read something that you feel breaks the rules, alert the mods to it. And if they DON'T remove it, you can certainly e-mail and ask them why.

You can also block posters who you find yourself consistently angered or annoyed by. Then you don't have to read their posts any more and your DIS time might be more friendly!

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:33 PM   #11
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I just posted a WWYD type of thread recently and yes there might have been a couple of "snarky" replies but I sometimes think that the posters aren't really trying to be snarky that's just how they really feel. Could be wrong but it makes me feel better thinking that.
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I also think that they target people also.

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This is so true. Sometimes I wonder if there is even mods on here. It seems like they are not very consistent in their weeding out the posts that break the rules.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:03 AM   #13
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This is so true. Sometimes I wonder if there is even mods on here. It seems like they are not very consistent in their weeding out the posts that break the rules.
And then sometimes they decide to choose 1 or 2 people to punish when a thread gets out of control rather than just shutting it down. I had a run in with a mod about a week ago who went on a power trip after I disagreed with their moderating decision because I posted in a thread that I was unhappy, after getting a pm I couldn't respond to without any sort of contact information in it. I think the "no arguing with moderators" rule is ridiculous. And don't be surprised if the mods find this thread and people that posted negatively about them end up with points.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:24 AM   #14
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And then sometimes they decide to choose 1 or 2 people to punish when a thread gets out of control rather than just shutting it down. I had a run in with a mod about a week ago who went on a power trip after I disagreed with their moderating decision because I posted in a thread that I was unhappy, after getting a pm I couldn't respond to without any sort of contact information in it. I think the "no arguing with moderators" rule is ridiculous. And don't be surprised if the mods find this thread and people that posted negatively about them end up with points.
Lol. This is exactly what happened to me. I also tried to respond to their message to me, by was unable to. They don't make it easy to contact the to try and defend yourself. I got a 3 day suspension for a post that was not even bad. There where a lot worst comments on the thread I got banned over. I tried to contact the mod who banned me for an explanation, but was unable to do so. :rolleyes.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #15
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Yes, there is a lot of snark on these boards. And there are many posters who like to argue just for the sake of argument.

However, sometimes people perceive others as being snarky, when they are really only disagreeing. If you post looking for advice or guidance, you can't expect everyone to agree with you and pat you on the back. There will be disagreement among such a large membership, and we have to learn to accept the good with the bad.

I have come to realize that I am not one who can handle those here who might disagree with me on something of a personal nature, so I have all but stopped posting threads asking for advice.
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