Shape Up Or Ship Out !!

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by Willallison, Feb 11, 2010.

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  1. Willallison
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    Willallison Senior Member

    I have lamented a number of times at the loss of one or other of our more prominent and knowledgeable contributors. I must sadly now report on the departure of PAR - one the most prolific and well-respected members of this forum. His loss will be felt by us all....

    No... he's not dead!

    ...Just REALLY PISSED OFF at the lack of decorum that is becoming increasingly common.

    We don't always agree with each other - nor should we. But let's all have the decency to 'speak' nicely to one another. When you post in a condescending manner, you demean nobody more than yourself. If I've been guilty of it in the past, let me publicly apologise and commit to trying not to do so in the future.

    Play nice. Or piss off!
  2. Jeff
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    Jeff Moderator

    Thank you Will.

    Losing a half dozen valuable members in the last year is not acceptable and a great loss to us all. We must do better going forward to refocus on constructive discussion. I ask for everyone's help to refocus on productive discussion that can benefit us all.

    Matt said it eloquently and succinctly, so I hope he does not mind me quoting him here:
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    I ask everyone to please be respectful to one another, even in disagreement. We can learn a lot from each other even if we sometimes disagree.

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