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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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FORUM DECORUM: be respectful, civil & post w/ integrity

Forum Members & Guests,

I started this site/forum a while back as a civil place for Ibanez Jem/UV players to share their enthusiasm of these guitars with others around the world. It's expanded over time to a wider scope.

As times change so does the way we communicate. People were on dial-up 56k modems when Jemsite started and didn't text message while driving. 9-year olds didn't have smartphones, neither did adults for that matter. Forum software just began a migration from Usenet.

What does not change is the expectation at all times to be civil and respectful of who you are communicating with. ALWAYS! Each and every reply/post on the forum.
EVEN IF YOU THINK THE OTHER PERSON IS HIGHLY ANNOYING AND TOTALLY WRONG!

So to interact on jemsite it's expected that you will use good judgment before posting a reply (or new topic). Before you reply to others it's required for you to pause for thought, preview/re-read your reply for sensibility AND THEN post the reply. If you are "arguing" or agitated (with a stranger you never met mind you) then you probably should reply LATER on. While the forum doesn't allow drafts, you can write up a post, save it (email yourself, skydrive.com or evernote.com) and then edit it later when it's a better time.

Since we all clearly understand the Earth is still round...

Moderators will be more actively handing out vacations for 3, 5, 7 days then really long times to anyone who makes rude or inappropriate posts.

Remember the Chat forum offers a place to act out a little. The internet is loaded with places to go and troll and act like RUDE IMMATURE TODDLERS. Jemsite is not one of them. It will not be one of them. If in the real world day-to-day life you are actually quite RUDE AND IMMATURE STILL (thankfully people mostly grow, mature & gain wisdom) you still need to post here as a respectful human being.

Always

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re: FORUM DECORUM: be respectful, civil & post w/ integrity

Well put, Glen.

A good way to see if your post might offend or come across wrong--do what Glen suggested.
Write your post in Word or Notepad for later. Wait a few hours and read it to yourself. If it seems abrasive--don't post it.
We sometimes post in the heat of the moment...and don't tealize that we might offend someone.
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Nicely said Glen!

I believe that one of the most important qualities in facilitating respectful interactions between people is empathy - if we practice empathy in trying to understand how our words and actions will affect others then I believe we can build stronger communities - not just on Jemsite but everywhere. I believe...
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I always think,,, don't post anything you wouldn't say to the person if they were standing 2 feet from you.
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I always think,,, don't post anything you wouldn't say to the person if they were standing 2 feet from you.
Uh, that's not the best advice for me

I dont think I've said anything rude to people here and I come here to learn alot from the massive encyclopedia that are the jemsite members However, times HAVE changed and people are getting so bad that I try not to avoid going many places outside of here.
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I actually joined here after leaving a guitar magazine forum .. I won't name names,, I don't even think they have a forum anymore. It was the worst.. Nothing but trolls and threads started just to b*tch about other members. Jemsite was like a breath of fresh air after being on there..
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re: FORUM DECORUM: be respectful, civil & post w/ integrity

It is not just this site. It is the world in general. Too many people feel they are entitled. When things don't go their way they throw a tantrum or strike outward to those they think "wronged" them.

People are told they can have it all and deserve it all. They are fed this from the craddle to the grave.
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