1. CrackBlack's Avatar
    Over the last couple of weeks, I've noticed that there is a trend to be very Graphic with our Language, and our Behavior. The Language used here sometimes are borderline, if not Profane. Our behavior, some time Rude to others. Not to mention, the Graphic description with which we expresses ourselves.
    Is it too hard to Police ourselves by respecting each other?
    CBers, please remember that this is a Family Forum!
    07-04-08 11:05 AM
  2. jidx's Avatar
    WTF are you talking about?
    07-04-08 11:10 AM
  3. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Well said CrackBlack, and it can't be said enough.
    The last month has been a bit odd and I readily
    admit I have been part of the rude problem (but
    I kept it clean ). I am, however, back to being
    the easygoing, hopefully helpful, sometimes funny
    member I was.

    But yeah, you're right, we need to keep this place
    what it was intended to be.
    07-04-08 11:11 AM
  4. CrackBlack's Avatar
    WTF are you talking about?
    Need I say more!
    07-04-08 11:15 AM
  5. Roxy's Avatar
    Tends to happen on a lot of forums. The more people, the worse it is.
    07-04-08 11:16 AM
  6. chaz_cb's Avatar
    Agreed.

    Policing ourselves is great advice, just too bad it needs to be said in the first place.

    I know a lot of members won't know what you're referring to, but that could be due to the threads/posts getting deleted before too many members see them.
    07-04-08 11:17 AM
  7. CrackBlack's Avatar
    Tends to happen on a lot of forums. The more people, the worse it is.
    I won't disagree with you about it happening on a lot of Forums. I also agree that the Forum has grown in leaps and bound over the past couple of months. However, does that means that we should abuse our Women, and be very Graphic with our Language?
    07-04-08 11:23 AM
  8. ecooper11's Avatar
    I agree with you. I have seen some very heated arguments in the threads in the past month. Hopefully it will stop if we all do our best to respect each other. I know I will. Why can't we all be friends?

    -Eric

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-04-08 11:37 AM
  9. Roxy's Avatar
    I won't disagree with you about it happening on a lot of Forums. I also agree that the Forum has grown in leaps and bound over the past couple of months. However, does that means that we should abuse our Women, and be very Graphic with our Language?
    Oh of course not!
    I'm just saying it doesn't shock me. You have so many different ages and personalities...everyone isn't going to be as well behaved as us. They should be! But they won't.
    07-04-08 11:41 AM
  10. jonesdc's Avatar
    This is a very good idea

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-04-08 11:49 AM
  11. jeffh's Avatar
    Need I say more!
    I'm guessing jorgeed was using sarcasm to illustrate your point. There are a few ways we can help ourselves: obviously, avoid lowering ourselves in responding to someone who's behaving rudely. Second, the Abuse reporting tool is there for our use. I have noticed the mods respond pretty quickly to delete posts. And at least one member disappeared from the member list after using unusually abusive language. And finally, it never hurts to apologize if we lose our cool and step over the line.

    Thanks for your post.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-04-08 11:57 AM
  12. jidx's Avatar
    I'm guessing jorgeed was using sarcasm to illustrate your point. There are a few ways we can help ourselves: obviously, avoid lowering ourselves in responding to someone who's behaving rudely. Second, the Abuse reporting tool is there for our use. I have noticed the mods respond pretty quickly to delete posts. And at least one member disappeared from the member list after using unusually abusive language. And finally, it never hurts to apologize if we lose our cool and step over the line.

    Thanks for your post.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Thanks Jeff,
    I think for the most part, people here at CB are very helpful and behave responsibly. We need to understand that not everyone shares the same opinions as us. The forums provide a place for us to share those diverse opinions in a constructive manner. It is not a place for personal attacks, or blatant disrespect.
    07-04-08 12:15 PM
  13. CrackBlack's Avatar
    Thanks Jeff,
    I think for the most part, people here at CB are very helpful and behave responsibly. We need to understand that not everyone shares the same opinions as us. The forums provide a place for us to share those diverse opinions in a constructive manner. It is not a place for personal attacks, or blatant disrespect.
    I totally agree with you, I also endorse Jeffh in agreeing that none of us are too big to apologize should the occasion arise, myself included. I'll also agree that sometimes we find ourselves in debates that we allow our emotion to creep into the Forum and get a little bit carried away. However, there has been some Very BLATANT posts here, which the Mods quite rightfully get involved ASAP and this distresses me.
    I must point out, that there are many of us who try to keep things in perspective, which I applaud.
    In a nutshell. I enjoy visiting the Forum, There are some very wonderful people here on the Forum and would Hate to see it becomes just another Forum.
    07-04-08 12:30 PM
  14. John Yester's Avatar
    Good post. happy 4th all
    07-04-08 12:40 PM
  15. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Moderating a public forum has it's challenges.

    I believe one of our keys to success is our common bond, we own and use BlackBerrys. For better or worst, that does creates a social filter that shakes out responsible and professional members.

    There will be time when trolls appear, members that thrive of creating controversy and pitting members against each other. That is where the site Terms of Service come it. Violations should be referred to the mods.

    Nothing messes with a troll like being ignored and vanished.

    "Don't Feed the Trolls"
    07-04-08 12:43 PM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I agree with CrackBlack! In the past weeks, we've received more reported post, than ever...

    Why can't people not just get along? Rhetorical, of course...

    In addition, I urge everyone to keep this thread clean, failing to do so; well, you know what will happen...
    07-04-08 12:50 PM
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