Posted by Martin on October 05, 2003 at 20:05:34:
I don't know about you all, but I think that the community of this board is great and a few either try and spoil it or they react to the people that try and spoil it - making it sometimes worse..
This is not a place for egos or a place to have a slanging match - this is a place for friendly advice and fun.
I would like to ask people to take on 3 principals -
1. Use this board for what it is designed for - a place where people can ask serious questions - and even argue an opinion - in a respecful manner.
2. If something is said that really gets to you - sometimes do not rise to it - ignore it and move on - especailly when it is obvious that they are in argue mode!! Try and ignore it for the good of the board - tit for tat will put others off - it would be a grate shame to disuade people that are very helpful and can offer great advice. I am sure that there are good people that would like to get involved that don't - because on first visit all they see is arguing.
This is not pointed at anyone in particular - but please try and reply or post with the objectives of the board in mind. If you feel p**sed off - sometimes it is better not to shout it as it will start a slanging match that the board does not need...
I have had great advice from here for me, Deb and Nicole - I feel that recently the focus has been lost and we are going to loose a great community!