Posted by Dr. Bob on September 27, 2004, at 18:54:21
In reply to Re: I'm with Dinah! » SLS, posted by AuntieMel on September 27, 2004, at 16:54:33
> Sometimes Social is a place where people play around and make multiple posts at once.
> Or sometimes during my meltdowns I feel the need to clarify my posts many many times.
> There is already a harassment clause that can be used in posts directed to another poster.
As with all rules, I think exceptions would probably make sense from time to time.
Harassment is another issue. IMO, this is about how best to share the boards.
> What if I post something and I get multiple replies? I like to respond to everyone individually
> I reviewed several boards here, and found a relatively few instances where 4 or more consecutive posts were submitted.
> 1 Psycho-Babble
> 1 Psycho-Babble Alternative
> 1 Psycho-Social Babble
> 3 Psycho-Babble Psychology
> 3 Psycho-Babble Faith
> 0 Psycho-Babble 2000
> 1 Psycho-Babble Relationships
> 0 Psycho-Babble Books
> - Scott
I think responding to different posts individually would need to be an exception. Scott, thanks for the data, was that what was happening in those instances?
> I read it as three consecutive replies to a single post, not a single thread. I wonder about three new posts on three different boards asking about three different topics?
> I didn't think Dr. Bob disliked posters posting like that.
> how will people know about it ... ?
I did say "consecutive follow-ups to a post", but I meant "consecutive follow-ups in the same thread". And consecutive new threads on the same board. With exceptions as above...
I'd have to tell people when it comes up, the way I already do with other rules.
This does *not* have to do with whether I like people. Please, everyone, try not to take it personally.
> Perhaps you are teaching us here, *watch what you wish for.*
> So, now I have to stop, wait, and refresh until someone adds something to the thread?
> This would put a pretty big cramp in my style.
Well, to be fair, it would need to apply to everyone... Yes, after 3 consecutive posts, you'd need to wait. Some people may feel cramped by this rule, but other people may feel cramped now by other posters. The idea is to try to find a compromise that minimizes overall crampedness...
Let's give it a try? I know change can be hard, but I think we'll be able to get this to work.