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Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by midcan5, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. midcan5
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    I was reading 'Sojourners' this morning and came across this 'code of comment.' Interesting, but I wonder given most of the comments I get for my wonderful, insightful, brilliant, and reasonable threads and posts, ;) could this work on USMB. We should all try it for a day or so. :lol: midcan

    'Comment Code of Conduct'

    "I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Sojourners online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree—even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

    I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

    I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

    I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)

    I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Sojourners staff and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments. (Proverbs 18:7)"

    Sojourners: Christians for Justice and Peace
     
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    How boring.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    If we stuck to commenting on issues, and eschewed EVER commenting on our fellow posters we wouldn't have to wade through all these personality conflicts.

    It's not in our natures, however, not to get personally involved in these kinds of discussions.

    I try, but even I find myself insulting people who seem bent on wasting our time.

    The only way this works is if people do NOT discuss the discussion: the "You said or meant this" V the "NO I didn't" kind of discussions) AND if we never commented on the posters themselves.

    Aint' gonna happen, though.
     
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    MaggieMae Reality bits

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    In any truce during war, someone always manages to fire a shot anyway. Nice thoughts, though.
     
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    A good effort I hope it pans out.

    But the dark side is very seductive.
     
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    ConservativeDad Obamaphobic

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    I don't know about the seductive part, but they do have cookies!!

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    Tom Clancy Clancy for Ron Paul

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    Should we also add this? This goes especially for you midcan.

    I will not be a partisan hack, I won't blame one side for all America's problems and I will admit my parties faults. (Tom Clancy 1:1)
     
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    Yeah I always got in big trouble for falling asleep in church.
     
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    But then you would have to admit to Gunny being God.

    Of which as much as I like his opinions I won't.:eusa_shhh:
     
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    rikules fighting thugs and cons

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    I made a"vow" a few weeks ago on this site stating that I was no longer going to engage in personal attacks or insults with other posters no matter how much they deserved it


    for the most part I have honored that vow

    it IS difficult...

    all you have to do is post something relatively rational, as civilly as possible, and almost immediately someone insults you

    I believe a lot of people really ENJOY insulting and bashing...

    there may even be a points system distributed based upon how mean or clever your insults are...?


    as for my vow
    I may slip on occasion and respond less than civilly

    but I intent to maintain my vow

    I harbor little hope that many others will do likewise
     
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