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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 1:11 pm 
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This site has always been lightly moderated thanks to all of you.  We'd really like to keep it that way so before hitting the reply or submit button I would like to ask everyone to think about whether their contribution adds value to this site.  Is it positive?  Is it helpful?  Will it make people want to return to this site and be part of this community?  Nothing wrong with healthy debate but let's keep it civil, refrain from personal attacks, and remember this site is what you choose to make it.  Thank you!

Edit:  It seems a few here have not read this post (or taken it to heart) so everyone is being asked to pledge to abide by this request (you will be prompted before posting).  Also, to clarify, this is not simply a request for civility.  Please consider whether your contribution adds value to this site before posting.  If you can't think of anything value added to post I would suggest browsing the trip report forum and thanking someone for their contribution.  A little goes a long way.  Thanks again and I can't emphasize enough this place is what you choose to make it!
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 1:29 pm 
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 1:34 pm 
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Important message Tom, thanks!
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 1:52 pm 
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 2:37 pm 
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OK

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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 3:09 pm 
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 4:33 pm 
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I keep trying to think of something worth saying or hearing, but nothing happens...
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 4:35 pm 
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wolffie wrote:
I keep trying to think of something worth saying or hearing, but nothing happens...

You forgot reading, seeing, feeling!

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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 4:39 pm 
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Tom wrote:
..to think about whether their contribution adds value to this site.  Is it positive?  Is it helpful?  Will it make people want to return to this site and be part of this community?

Yes!  Thank you Tom.  Well said.   up.gif     ~z
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 4:43 pm 
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wolffie wrote:I keep trying to think of something worth saying or hearing, but nothing happens...


https://youtu.be/mlejsgxOxrU
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 7:14 pm 
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rbuzby, nice contribution!
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Chief Joseph
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 8:39 pm 
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I will refrain from "personal attacks" unless they attack me first, then it's game on. bug.gif

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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 8:59 pm 
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Chief Joseph wrote:
I will refrain from "personal attacks" unless they attack me first, then it's game on. bug.gif

Chief Joseph, there are a lot of ways to think about this.  I would be interested to hear others' opinions.

As for mine, let's start with Tom's request above:  "...before hitting the reply or submit button I would like to ask everyone to think about whether their contribution adds value to this site.  Is it positive?  Is it helpful?  Will it make people want to return to this site and be part of this community?"

I don't see how you defending yourself from someone's self-defeating personal attack against you adds value to the site.  It's not positive, it's not helpful.  It won't make people want to return to this site and be a part of this community.  I suggest trying to apply these criteria to all posts.  Thoughts?
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PostThu Jul 16, 2015 9:36 pm 
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Bernardo wrote:
I don't see how you defending yourself from someone's self-defeating personal attack against you adds value to the site. It's not positive, it's not helpful. It won't make people want to return to this site and be a part of this community. I suggest trying to apply these criteria to all posts. Thoughts?

Also well said.

Someone once told me "silence is always an option".

If you absolutely must say something negative, use the PM box.
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PostFri Jul 17, 2015 12:47 am 
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Well heck, if this is what it takes to see (read hear) more from Thomas, everybody be bad!  LOL.

Ive been more guilty than most. Good words TD.

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