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“Just Kidding”, apparently



noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 3, 7:14pm


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“Just Kidding”, apparently

Could I point admins to this, in case an admin comment is needed?

A probably familiar situation- someone is rude, and then reacts to it being queried by claiming they were merely joking. Now of course that can be a smokescreen of bluster under which someone who is never going to apologise is best left to retreat, and maybe no further action is needed. But maybe an admin comment about etiquette is needed to back up my existing remarks. I’ll leave that to your judgment, including a decision to let things lie.

The whole thing would be too silly and trivial to bother with, but I worry that tolerating rudeness to “rookies” is hardly the way to encourage new voices in the the Reading Room. And new voices are something we could do with at present, I think.

Happy New Year, Admins - thanks for doing what you do!

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"Go down to the shovel store and take your pick." Traditional prank played on dwarves when they start down the mine.


(This post was edited by Ataahua on Jan 3, 7:31pm)


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jan 3, 7:31pm


Views: 1718
I think the winkie emoticon is enough

to show that the comment was in jest. However the quality of the jest is up for personal judgement.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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noWizardme
Valinor


Jan 3, 7:42pm


Views: 1714
Thanks

That’s settled then. I’ll have to get used to carefully examining other guys’ Winkies....

Wink or Shocked or Angelic, I’m not sure...

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"Go down to the shovel store and take your pick." Traditional prank played on dwarves when they start down the mine.