Yep folks, it's that time of the year for me to share with you my views on making MiceChat a better place to be. So sit back, relax, and do as I say
1) Here’s a question. What do you do when you see thread titles like “My wife and I had a fight, ideas to help me smooth things over?” “I was told I have an incurable tumor in my elbow” “My bad experience at the proctologist”.
What makes people air their issues like that on a public message board? Is the elbow tumor person looking for sympathy? Does proctology person have nothing more creative to talk about so they say “Hey I’m sore down there because of the doctors visit, I think I’ll share my experience”. Is the husband THAT sure his wife won’t find out he’s talking about their personal life on a public message board and that she wont be mad about that if she finds out?
I’m just curious because I know if I had a tumor on my elbow, the last thing I’d want is sympathy from a message board where I probably don’t know many people. Yea, I’d probably mention something in a private club, or to a few friends, but certainly not in public. Same with a bad trip to the proctologist. I mean really? Why would you do that?
So here’s O’nut tip – let’s leave those very personal issues to the private forums. And if you aren’t a gold member, let’s just leave them at home mmmmkay? Thaaaaanks.
2) Along these same lines, if you’ve had a bad experience happen to you once, there’s no need to bring it up all the time in responses to other peoples posts.
Here’s an example. Someone starts a thread asking if Cove Bar has good cocktails. Proctology person says “Yes they do, but after a bad proctology screening, sitting at those chairs really hurt!”
Another example. A thread is started “Is ToT frightening?” Elbow tumor person chimes in “Yes it’s frightening. Remember, I had a tumor in my elbow once and I rode it shortly after I was diagnosed and banged my tumored elbow against the wall and it sure hurt!”.
OK, we get it, no need to keep shoving the fact that you had a bad proctology appointment once, or that you had a tumor in your elbow, down everyones throat. We’ve moved on, it’s time you did too!
3) Spelling. Yep, it’s been said over and over again. And some don’t care if things are spelled incorrectly much, and that’s fine. I know I’m not perfect, but I try to make my posts somewhat understandable and legible.
But using the excuse that “I just type too fast is all” or “It was dark in the computer room when I was typing” may work sometimes, but not EVERY time. So, SLOW DOWN, and turn a light on. I can tell you right now, MiceChat readers would greatly appreciate it And so would Jesus
4) Are you a debater? There’s a forum for you, it’s called the “debate forum”. Use it.
5) Stop feeding the trolls! If you see someone that, basically in every response they make to someone, is nasty in nature, or looks as if they are picking a fight, ignore them. It’s tough, believe me, I know. But in the long run if these trolls are ignored, they’ll move on to another site.
For example, there’s a discussion going on about the beach. People are giving their views on how they love the beach, or how the beach isn’t their cup of tea. Then the debatorator chimes in. “Well I’m a desert lover therefore you beach people must hate me and are prejudiced against desert lovers” What?
Yea, so just ignore the debatorator and they’ll go away. They clearly need to go to the doctor mentioned in the above examples