Caution: Dumb question: how to post images?
Posted 10 July 2004 - 11:09 PM
Posted 11 July 2004 - 05:27 AM
I'm in complete agreement with you on that, Tim.
Even when you're paying for a service, that doesn't mean you have free reign. There have to be some rules for any sort of multi-person interaction - the real issue is who gets to decide! But if it's not my investment of time and money, I guess I'm too old-fashioned (can't yet bring myself to say too old ) to believe that I have the right to argue with the owner about what the rules are. I'm not a very good anarchist.
Posted 11 July 2004 - 02:07 PM
After all, if you don't want to abide by the rules of the forum, you have the freedom to go elsewhere or even start your own. There is no rule against either. Everyone should be civil with other's. That is one of the problems in today's society, people feel that they have the right to be rude and belligerent to others and that they alone are all that matters. As a result, we have a world filled with stress and hatred of others because they do not feel about things the same as you do. Many times full personal freedom is not freedom at all. Without learning how to live peacefully and civilly with other's, you end up with a world where no one is truly happy. We all need at least a minimal set of rules to guide us, to provide a sense of stability.
Posted 11 July 2004 - 02:53 PM
Maintaining order in an anonymous (masked) and artificial society is not all peaches and cream and pretty please and thank you.
Have a look at the member list of this forum. Many are nameless, faceless, genderless, location-less. Those who choose to tell a bit about themselves are in the minority, with most others choosing to live a sort of "catch-me-if-you-can" Internet alleyway existence. Not a very healthy environment in which to be a Friar Tuck.
. . . I'll stop there.
[Edited for clarification.]
Posted 11 July 2004 - 03:38 PM
One or even a couple times may be honest mistakes, but if it becomes a habit, then that needs to be dealt with for everyone's benefit.
Posted 11 July 2004 - 04:30 PM
Posted 11 July 2004 - 04:46 PM
@Jonathan: You'll love that little speeder! Good choice!