Posted by Dr. Bob on November 1, 2004, at 17:32:31
In reply to Why do we need a rule for every little thing?, posted by gardenergirl on November 1, 2004, at 13:10:45
> Why not address the problem or concern with the individual? Not every new behavior that happens is going to generalize to the group. IMO, rules should be made when a problem behavior is seen in many posters, such as being uncivil.
If something happens once, it can happen again.
I think the main advantage of a rule is that it makes things more predictable. Posting the speed limit makes it easier for drivers and the police both. And for any deputies.
The civility rule is actually a good example. IMO, it's worked better since what's uncivil has been spelled out.