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Old 06-12-2015, 04:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default One final proposal: towards a new dawn at Music Banter

This is a fairly radical idea, perhaps a little ahead of its time, and some people may find it hard to get their heads around it, so bear with me, but this is what I propose:

1. Everybody (and I mean everybody, including me) puts on their big girl knickers or big boy pants (depending on gender or preference) and start to take responsibility for their actions. Realise that there are real people behind the usernames and treat your posts here as if you're talking to the people face to face. Be courteous and polite and do not deliberately antagonise anyone (unless it's fun) or encourage others to, or jump in when someone is being attacked.

2. Everybody (and again I include me in this) ****ing lighten up and learn to take a little ribbing. It's not the end of the world if someone slags you off; this is the online version of real life, and whereas you might not be happy if your mate or brother or husband or girlfriend started slagging you, you wouldn't run to the police to complain would you? So no need to be reporting people unless there's an actual serious issue. Take part in the fun; we're all friends here and if someone says something you don't agree with or that you feel insults or degrades you or in other ways annoys you, talk to them and try to sort it out before you fly off the handle. (Trollheart, take note)...

3. Everyone realise that we're not here because we have to be. We don't work here. Nobody pays us, and the world won't end if we don't turn up. But we LIKE being here, we enjoy it and often look forward to it. So to that end, everyone make a conscious effort to try to make the environment mutually friendly and drama-free.

If we follow these simple steps, we can police ourselves (we're adults, are we not?) rather than instigate a police state or semi-police state here, which is likey to be detrimental to the majority. As Grampa Simpson once said, there's nothing here that can't be fixed with a bit of determination, common sense and gumption, so let's all roll up our sleeves and ....


Wha -- who? Sorry, where was I? Oh yeah: three important phrases which will get you through most drama:
Sorry
No offence meant
None taken


Simple, huh? No poll required, no big amount of work needed, no redesigning the wheel. Just everyone try to make this a better place and work with one another. If you do wrong, accept it, take your warning or infraction or even ban without whining about it. You know you did wrong, and if you don't think you did, then speak to a mod about it privately, don't make it a steward's enquiry and involve the whole community.

****, maybe if we do this we might even get that Utopia that tore longs for...
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can i suggest that all Simpson pics etc are banned from this site, if i see a Simpsons reference I don't read the post. A friend of mine recruits staff for a largish company, during the interview if they make any kind of reference to the Simpsons or South Park or any of those dumb cartoons they don't get the job, doesn't matter how qualified they are they don't get the job. His opinion is, if they need to use a fecking cartoon to make their point they're no use to me, he went on to say that if he could he'd slaughter the bastards and throw their remains into the sea.

Simpsons etc fans are very similar to Sci-Fi fans, the average Sci-Fi fan uses the authors imagination and somewhere throughout the process of reading and understanding the book they assume they have a great imagination too, i think its called being deluded. Simpsons fans are similar with the sense of humour.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Jesus ****ing Christ. We don't need anymore of these goddamn threads.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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4. Learn to quickly recognize members who will surely just frustrate/infuriate you and simply ignore them. Not just trolls, but also people who tend to be obnoxious or have absolutely incompatible views and opinions. It's important to debate and converse with people who are different, this lets us learn new things or better understand things we already know. And sometimes debating is just fun. But if you already know that it will change nothing whatsoever and just annoy one or both of you, then just move on.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Jesus ****ing Christ. We don't need anymore of these goddamn threads.
Don't take this seriously. I'm just poking fun at you. Though another thread on a supposed proposal seems rather inane.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Can i suggest that all Simpson pics etc are banned from this site, if i see a Simpsons reference I don't read the post. A friend of mine recruits staff for a largish company, during the interview if they make any kind of reference to the Simpsons or South Park or any of those dumb cartoons they don't get the job, doesn't matter how qualified they are they don't get the job. His opinion is, if they need to use a fecking cartoon to make their point they're no use to me, he went on to say that if he could he'd slaughter the bastards and throw their remains into the sea.

Simpsons etc fans are very similar to Sci-Fi fans, the average Sci-Fi fan uses the authors imagination and somewhere throughout the process of reading and understanding the book they assume they have a great imagination too, i think its called being deluded. Simpsons fans are similar with the sense of humour.
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Don't take this seriously. I'm just poking fun at you. Though another thread on a supposed proposal seems rather inane.
That's the whole point really. We don't need poll after poll, thread after thread, two more ****ing weeks to decide this thing. It's not rocket science, as pointed out in my OP. It's a dig, y'know? Simples, as they say.
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^i suppose. I think there needs to be a poll regarding whether or not this thread needs a poll.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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^i suppose. I think there needs to be a poll regarding whether or not this thread needs a poll.
That's a good point. Or is it? Maybe we need a poll to see if it's a good point whether we need a poll or not?
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Can i suggest that all Simpson pics etc are banned from this site, if i see a Simpsons reference I don't read the post. A friend of mine recruits staff for a largish company, during the interview if they make any kind of reference to the Simpsons or South Park or any of those dumb cartoons they don't get the job, doesn't matter how qualified they are they don't get the job. His opinion is, if they need to use a fecking cartoon to make their point they're no use to me, he went on to say that if he could he'd slaughter the bastards and throw their remains into the sea.

Simpsons etc fans are very similar to Sci-Fi fans, the average Sci-Fi fan uses the authors imagination and somewhere throughout the process of reading and understanding the book they assume they have a great imagination too, i think its called being deluded. Simpsons fans are similar with the sense of humour.
Wanted to respond to this when I had more time. I would ask you not to assume I don't have a sense of humour just because I watch the Simpsons. You may not like them, I do, and yes a lot of my humour references them, but if you read my posts here you'll see I certainly do have a sense of humour outside of the Simpsons. Also, if you bothered to actually read the post (which you said you don't, once you see a Simpsons reference) then you would have seen I was only using that reference as a self-deprecating dig at my own somewhat advanced age.

Anyway, I find your post a little perhaps not offensive but certainly irritating and close-minded, so please do me a favour and cut it out.

Many thanks.
Now get back to wherever it is you work, whoever you are!
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Wanted to respond to this when I had more time. I would ask you not to assume I don't have a sense of humour just because I watch the Simpsons. You may not like them, I do, and yes a lot of my humour references them, but if you read my posts here you'll see I certainly do have a sense of humour outside of the Simpsons. Also, if you bothered to actually read the post (which you said you don't, once you see a Simpsons reference) then you would have seen I was only using that reference as a self-deprecating dig at my own somewhat advanced age.

Anyway, I find your post a little perhaps not offensive but certainly irritating and close-minded, so please do me a favour and cut it out.

Many thanks.
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Well done TH, well done. A wonderful example of how to control yourself when someone has just pissed you right off.

Tell me in no more than twenty five words why The Simpsons is so great.
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