Dec 6 2013, 10:52pm
You will find TORn in general a safe and courteous place to hang out. This thread was a reminder to all of us what standard of interaction is expected here, and the Terms of Service and these guidelines ensure that discussion usually remains civil compared to some other websites, largely thanks to the Moderators who keep us honest. We do not always agree, and discussion and emotion can be intense, but name calling, foul language and trolling are watched carefully by the ever-vigilant team of admins. If such things appear, they are removed, and if someone continues after warnings, he or she is asked to leave. Some posters object to that level of oversight, but it is what makes this forum much more pleasant than the average, IMHO.
If you ever have a question about a particular post, you can send a private message to one of the moderators if you check "Who's Online" above, or a quicker way is to mention it on the Feedback forum where a moderator will look into it very quickly, indeed. I learned a lot from Silverlode's essay on TORnetiquette and try to keep Item 13 in mind at all times, though I sometimes fail and need a reminder like yours today to go back and read it again. (Thanks again, Silverlode.)
I'd say that there is very little shocking behaviour on TORn - unless it is that not everybody agrees with me on everything!
See you around the boards!
(This post was edited by Lissuin on Dec 6 2013, 10:55pm)