Posted by AuntieMel on April 22, 2005, at 13:04:01
In reply to OK, Iím going to try this again (long), posted by Minnie-Haha on April 22, 2005, at 11:50:57
I would say the answer would depend a lot on what the requests were and, more importantly *why* they are made.
So, to stay hypothetical, if there was a poster constantly running to admin and saying something along the lines of "Dr. Bob, Johnny said something mean" then probably that post would be considered accusitory and uncivil.
But, if a poster were merely asking - how many times isn't that important in my book - about the *language* of the post and how it fits into the civility guidelines. And wanting clarification as to why *this* wording is ok and *that* wording isn't - well I don't see that it's against any civility rules.
And questions of that type are what the admin board was created for after all.
Those type of questions have also helped me to understand some of the rules.
So, in my mind, there is a difference between "questioning whether or not othersí posts are civil " and "questioning whether or not othersí posts *language* fit in the civility guidelines.'
To me, questioning the civility of a post is questioning a person's motives and possibly trying to get the person in trouble, while questioning the language (wording) is asking for further understanding of the rules.
It's a fine line, I understand, but to me it's an important one.