Folks, we understand that discussions can become heated and there's nothing wrong with that, in itself. However a discussion may develop, it's always important to respect everyone else's opinion. No one's opinion is wrong; we are all entitled to our own thoughts and opinions.
When things start becoming more about the posters rather than the posts, and a shutting down of others and/or name calling start coming into the thread, then those posts have crossed the line. It's disrespectful and shuts down healthy discussion. We are all entitled to agree or disagree, but rather than tell the other person that they are "wrong" show them with examples of why you may not agree and calmly and peacefully share your view on matters. This way there may be an exchanging of ideas, rather than blows. Also, purposefully posting something that you know will upset one or more members (aka 'Trolling') is NEVER allowed. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything. If a particular member gets under your skin, add them to your "Ignore" list and you'll never see another of their posts again. If you need help figuring out how to do this, contact me or any other Mod via PM and we'd be happy to help you.
It is on the basis of these facts that we are stepping in to help things settle down. If anyone continues to attack other members or to "stir the pot", as it were, those posts will be removed. Or, if the entire thread goes too far out-of-bounds then we will be forced to close the thread entirely. We really do not want things to have to develop to that point (really
- we don't!), but we will address the situation appropriately if need be. Please take this reminder to heart and work towards having an open, friendly, and fun discussion.
The MiceChat Moderating Team
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