Friday, June 23, 2006

Once Again, Civility

Forcing commenters to register with Blogger hasn't really helped cut down on the personal invective around here. This is sad. I know it's hot out, I know we all disagree (that, in fact, is the point of this blog), but there's no need to heap abuse on others.

So once again let me ask that you leave your political opinions unrestrained, but please check yourselves when heaping personal abuse on another poster. Everyone's entitled to an opinion.

Please don't:

--Call someone an idiot, or another name
--Insult someone else's intelligence, loyalties or beliefs in a personal way (it's okay to disagree, not to insult)
--Make disparaging comments about someone's life outside of blogging
--Make fun of another poster
--Accuse someone of being a staffer for a rival campaign
--Be a jerk

This last rule is the most important.

Now, this post is not aimed at the majority of you, but at a small minority of folks who abuse others constantly. You know who you are. Shape up.

11 comments:

Mr X said...

GC... I apologize for my behavior But this certain blogger continues to attack my viewpoint and I have tried nicely to get this person to be civil so I have had to get a little rough with him Because he is been not nice to me and other bloggers I will try to be a lot more objective and will try to steer away from any future bad behavior.I am sorry..Bilko

barrygoldwaterlives said...

Don't be such a kiss-ass Bilko.

CTAnalyst said...

barrygoldwaterlives appears not to have understood the request not to call people names and not to be a jerk.

Genghis, until you start removing people who don't play by the rules, you will continue to have personal invective drowning out intelligent discussions about political opinions.

bluecoat said...

Yeah stop being funny everyone; GC's message is clear enough, and on the issue with no defintion is
Study draws path to universal health care and just to prove I am not a JDS staffer is Report shows spike in violent crimes showing Stamfor d doing well but of course the Police Union isn't backing malloy..

barrygoldwaterlives said...

Sorry, I guess some people just don't appreciate my warped sense of humor. I will remove my prior comment upon Sgt. Bilko's request.

CTA and BC do need to lighten up though...it's Friday for God sake! Also, I'm not really Barry Goldwater (he's still dead) so please don't report me to the FBI.

bluecoat said...

BGL: I thought your post was funny and not at the sarge's expense BUT we'll see what he says...and I wish Goldwater was still around instead of the religious zealots of today's GOP...

Mr X said...

Barry Goldwater,Bluecoat and others...

I just wanted to apologize is all I didnt do it to suck up.I don't have any issues with any of you There is only one blogger here who I have been really critical of and he knows who he is.

Barry Goldwater... you do what you think is best I am not going to ask you to remove the post.

Bluecoat....I will try to be more respectful of everyone's opinion including the person in question as long as he shows me the same courtesy

I also apologize to Ct Keith and any others who I may have of been rough on.

Mr X said...

I want to continue on the blog If you feel that I shouldn't continue to be here let me know and I will stay away or go to a different blog.

Genghis Conn said...

I don't want anyone to leave--just to make an effort to be civil. That's all.

bluecoat said...

Bilko - I didn' think you were sucking up at all; I just thought BGL was being funny; I think your guy Joe is abd guy but I have never had a problem with you - or anybody else quite frankly on a personal level but I am quite aware that the certain supporters of cnadidates whether official or not spend a lot of time spinning their message in the media including this blog and I don't care for it. But I also post a lot too. .... it is a free country with this blog being governed by those laws and GC's rules....

Mr X said...

GC.. I am planning to stay I may even put something on my blog at some point.

Bluecoat... I agree with what you are saying and you have your opinion on Joe and mine on Ned maybe they dont agree but thats fine I just wanted to clear the air and I am really glad that I did.