They say it can't be done but TDPRI proves them wrong

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by effzee, May 6, 2021.

  1. effzee

    effzee Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Just want to point out how much I appreciate this place and the moderation/admin team that keeps it alive. This is by far the most draconian, strictly moderated forum I've ever been a member of, and against all odds, it works.

    No politics, no swearing, no trolling, no spamming, virtually no arguing; conventional wisdom would doom this place to obscurity inside of a year. But it stays alive and thrives perhaps specifically because it's an oasis of mutual respect, restraint and acceptance in a vast digital ocean of internet animosity.

    TDPRI proves that it is possible to be as respectful and tolerant with each other online as we are in real life.

    Tip of the hat to you all <thumbs up emoji>

    (My only gripe: please update the emojis! :cool:)
     
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    I agree that this is a great place, with so many cool and helpful people.
     
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    Please don't mistake my sheer apathy towards all of you and subsequent lack of confrontation here as respect.
     
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    There's arguing aplenty. The Mods just step in and ...

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    agree to all, including the emojis!
     
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    Thank goodness The Gear Page is there for me when I want to troll or be trolled!
     
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    Couldn't agree more. It keeps me coming back daily.
     
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    It helps us sharpen our back handed compliments and the gentle art of damning with faint praise. :cool:
     
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    micpoc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That's one reason why I've been coming since '07: civility isn't just a casual buzzword they pay lip service to here.

    Plus, we have the ignore button now! ;):lol:
     
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    I think "praising with faint damns" should be a thing, too.
     
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    And here I am again. And I’ll be here tomorrow and the tomorrow after that and for many tomorrows to come. The mutual respect is a big part of the draw. Emojis? If there were more of them, maybe I’d use them. Or maybe not.
     
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    I don't necessarily need more emojis, just some from the 21st century, lol. A thumbs up would get a lot of use.
     
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    Honestly, I don’t think the moderation is even close to draconian or strict when compared to similar sites. The rules are consistent with most of the forums I visit (not all of them are music related), and they’re in place because the people who visit all of these sites have proven over time that basic guidelines need to be in place to keep things from getting freaky.
     
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    Not too shabby!
     
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    With the "draconian" I was thinking about the strict rules against even the slightest political, religious or even controversial subjects. I've been a member of a few forums over the decades, and moderated one very big one for a while, and I can't recall ever being to a forum that outright bans all forms of political discussion.

    And I mean that in a good way! Forums pretty much always have some area called The Dogpit or Cage Match or some such, where members can unload their grievances and argue and all that. And then, even if things are polite in the regular forums, everyone knows who is on what side politically etc.

    I really like how this place avoids all of that yet still thrives and grows.
     
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    The problem with having a dedicated "Dogpit" area is that invariably something will wind up spilling over into the main areas, and that never ends well. Any time you have a divisive subject where emotions play a major role in how many people conduct themselves, there will always be those who choose to get nasty with others rather than act like respectful adults. It's better to just draw a line in the sand and make it clear to everybody that the line is not to ever be crossed.
     
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    I apologize.
     
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    There are already more than enough places in the world (online and real) where people can “say what they think.” I appreciate having a place where people (including me) need to think about what they’re saying.
     
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    Never! Take that back! :lol:
     
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    I actually wish that the rules here were also applicable in the real world. There are too many people out there that think they are justified in shoving their agendas down everybody's throats, and that's just not cool. If I want to have a discussion with somebody about a sensitive/divisive subject that's one thing, but if I don't then they can proceed at their own risk...
     
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