After reading some of the threads this weekend I concluded that some members like to provoke and prod a little.While'st others take humbrage or get upset. So I thought,how many would like to see a section called 'Bear Corner'? Obviously,this section would be refereed by the FE,with everyone playing to the existing rules. But,without the squeamish ,moaners nor the extream pc brigade taking part. What do you all think? It might be fun.
ezypcy its not really a good idea, you'd end up with constant argueing and name calling etc. The FE would have to spend all his time in there and even then it would still degrade into a slanging match.
I think we'll pass this time around, mainly for the reasons already mentioned. I have enough to do as it is, without having a daily slanging match on my hands, and that's what would undoubtedly happen.
It's impossible to run a public-access web forum and at the same time expect that everyone will behave impeccably. Our membership consists of people of both sexes, of all age groups, and from all walks of life; their ideas of what constitutes acceptable behaviour may not coincide with mine, or yours. The lack of feedback in terms of body language, inflexion of speech, and facial expression means that the potential for misunderstanding is accentuated, and conflict is never too far away.
That's why we tend to enforce a fairly strict code of conduct; doing so means that we stop a lot of the problems before they arise, and we'll keep it that way, I think. Nothing is forever, as they say, and we're constantly reviewing our forum policies, but for the forseeable future we're not planning any open discussion forums.
The Forum is ok as it is as far as I am concerned. We dont need a Bear Pit or any other sort of pit.Life is not perfect and neither are people.Arguments, hot tempers and provacation will always be around. Once anger is vented then all goes back to normal. Some people would like the world to be such a cutsie cuddly place. Well, you are not getting it. A lot of people pass through these forums and to expect it to function without the odd hitch is asking a bit much, isn't it.