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Message 723 of 1484 (803278)
03-28-2017 8:16 AM


Moderator On Duty
I'll be moderating this thread going forward. I'll start with a simple suggestion to work at finding some common ground and then to work outward from there. I'll also suggest that accusatory approaches are counterproductive.

This is just a Coffee House thread, so naturally there aren't going to be any suspensions (well, I shouldn't rule it out, but someone would have to try awfully hard to get suspended). After years of serving as moderator there's one overriding lesson I've learned: while moderation skills are helpful, the success of moderation is far more dependent upon the desire of the participants to reach a resolution. Absent that desire, moderation will be unsuccessful.


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Message 734 of 1484 (803346)
03-29-2017 8:02 AM


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I'd like to see more effort finding common ground and less effort chasing people from the field. I don't think anyone should be trying to answer the question, "Can I be a big enough asshole that people will just stop responding?"

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Message 756 of 1484 (803409)
03-29-2017 5:11 PM


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Please, no more one and two sentence content-free posts, and no more unsupported claims.

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Message 779 of 1484 (803476)
03-31-2017 7:25 AM


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Please, let's have an end to name-calling at all levels. That means do not call individuals names, and do not call groups names. Make actual arguments. Build your case with evidence and argument.

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Message 816 of 1484 (803585)
04-02-2017 8:41 AM


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Let's please keep it civil, folks. Most posts are fine, thanks.

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Message 1011 of 1484 (804415)
04-09-2017 9:43 AM


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Please avoid all comments of a personal nature. Please keep your focus on the topic.

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Message 1018 of 1484 (824917)
12-05-2017 10:38 AM


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This thread was only supposed to be closed for a couple days, not half a year, so since there's relevant news I'm reopening it.

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