jcarle Posted December 6, 2006 Share Posted December 6, 2006 (edited) I'll get straight to the point.There's been a lot of arguing, bickering, fighting and general grumpyness on MSFN lately. I'm just as responsible for this as everyone else is. I'm not a moderator and I have no power over any one you, which is why I would like to hope that you would take what I say with some consideration.We're all stressed, we all work too much or spend too much time at school, christmas is coming, money's tight... we're all familiar with the story.I think we can agree however that we're all here for the same reasons. Because we enjoy the MSFN community, we enjoy computers, software and the whole plethora of electronic coolness, some of us are amateurs, some of us are experts, but we're all here for fun.I think some of us have forgotten that on the Internet there is no tone of voice. Not to mention that for a large portion of our users, English is not their first language. So there is bound to be some misunderstandings.There is one single rule that I've applied to my entire life... never assume. Because assuming makes an a$$ out of you and me. ( For those who don't get it, ASSUME -> A$$ = U + ME). We understand what we're talking about when we're posting, but the other person may not.For those of you who are new to this forum, please make sure you take the time to read the forum rules. This will avoid frustration for everyone.If you're unsure if something already been discussed, then try doing a search first. If you don't find anything but think it could have been discussed before then simply make a statement in your post saying that you tried searching for a thread that discussed the same topic but couldn't find one.If you have a question, try to provide as much information as possible. The more we know, the more we can help you. Do NOT post large copy and pastes, instead, paste them in Notepad and include them in your post as an attachment. Do NOT create two threads for the same topic, a LOT of us regular members check almost all posts in all forums, we WILL see your post. The moment one of us who sees your post has something to contribute, we will. Posting twice simply makes us not want to help.Oh and don't forget, if you write "need help" as your thread title, no one's going to read it. If you write what you need help with, you'll get a ton more responses. Something as simple as "Windows won't boot" is enough for people to want to read and help when they can.If you're going to help someone, make suggestions or a one of the general experts floating around MSFN, please try to understand that not all members are as educated or skilled as some of us are. A lot of members come to MSFN for help because they know that there's so many people that are skilled enough to help them here.Disagreeing with what people say or think is okay, just saying so is sufficient though. There is no need to rip people's head off because they don't agree with you. If everyone always had the same opinion, there would never be any discussion.Most important of all, let's try to relax, take a nice deep breath and just remember that we're here to enjoy ourselves and enjoy our discussions here at MSFN.Merry Christmas to all (even those who don't believe in Christmas). Edited December 6, 2006 by jcarle Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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